Event Title

Application of Paper Analytical Devices as Simple Test Cards for Illicit Drug Analysis

Presenter Information

Tammy Leong, Andrews University

Location

Buller Hall

Start Date

3-3-2017 2:30 PM

End Date

3-3-2017 4:00 PM

Description

For many years, finding an efficient and cost-effective method of identifying illicit drugs has been an issue. Currently, the most common method of identifying dugs is by High Performance Liquid Chromatography. The palm-sized PAD consists of 12 lanes, each containing a different chemical compound which detects common functional groups found on illicit drugs. The sample can be applied across all 12 lanes along a line. Each drug will have its own individual pattern on the PAD, which can then be analyzed by comparing it to a library of PAD photos. Currently, our goal is to find the limit of detection of each drug on the PAD.

Acknowledgments

Dr. Getahun Merga

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Application of Paper Analytical Devices as Simple Test Cards for Illicit Drug Analysis

Buller Hall

For many years, finding an efficient and cost-effective method of identifying illicit drugs has been an issue. Currently, the most common method of identifying dugs is by High Performance Liquid Chromatography. The palm-sized PAD consists of 12 lanes, each containing a different chemical compound which detects common functional groups found on illicit drugs. The sample can be applied across all 12 lanes along a line. Each drug will have its own individual pattern on the PAD, which can then be analyzed by comparing it to a library of PAD photos. Currently, our goal is to find the limit of detection of each drug on the PAD.