28 March 1994 Portable sensors for drug and explosive detection
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Proceedings Volume 2092, Substance Detection Systems; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.171255
Event: Substance Identification Technologies, 1993, Innsbruck, Austria
Abstract
Westinghouse Electric is developing portable, hand-held sensors capable of detecting numerous drugs of abuse (cocaine, heroin, amphetamines) and explosives (trinitrotoluene, pentaerythritol tetranitrate, nitroglycerin). The easy-to-use system consists of a reusable electronics module and disposable probes. The sensor illuminates and detects light transmitted through optical cells of the probe during an antibody-based latex agglutination reaction. Each probe contains all the necessary reagents to carry out a test in a single step. The probe has the ability to lift minute quantities of samples from a variety of surfaces and deliver the sample to a reaction region within the device. The sensor yields a qualitative answer in 30 to 45 seconds and is able to detect illicit substances at nanogram levels.
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Joseph Michael Leginus, Joseph Michael Leginus, } "Portable sensors for drug and explosive detection", Proc. SPIE 2092, Substance Detection Systems, (28 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.171255; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.171255
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