Taiwanese biomedical company develops 10-min drug test kits

The kits require only three drops of urine

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/12/08
By: Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Quick drug test kits developed by Formosa Biomedica (Photo/CNA)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Quick drug screening kits produced by a Taiwanese company have become a reliable force on the frontline against substance abuse for Taiwan authorities.

Prevention and screening systems assume important roles in the war on drugs, as illegal drugs have found their way into campuses, the military, and entertainment premises, reported CNA.

To avoid incidents where apprehended drug addicts may get away with it by switching their urine samples during the screening process, Formosa Biomedical Technology Corp. (台塑生醫) has developed a wide range of substance testing kits touted to be capable of determining whether one has been on drugs in 10 minutes and requiring just three drops of urine, the company said, adding that the devices boast a 90 to 95 percent accuracy rate.

According to Formosa Biomedical, screening kits it currently manufactured can be applied to detect traces of marijuana, morphine, amphetamines, and Ketamine, with more being developed.    [FULL  STORY]

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