Event Title

P-52 The idPAD Project: A Simple Way to Identify Illicit Drugs

Start Date

3-2-2018 2:30 PM

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For many years, researchers have sought an efficient and cost-effective method of identifying illicit drugs. Currently, the most common methods of illicit drug identification have numerous limitations. In response, a paper analytical device (idPAD) has been developed to identify illicit drugs both efficiently and inexpensively. The test does not require power, chemical solvents, or expensive instruments. I have recently finalized the limit of detection of five different drugs on the PAD based on the pattern and color intensity of each drug. I am currently conducting a study on the latest revision of the PAD to test its reliability in the field, which is the ultimate goal of this project.

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Dr. Getahun Merga.

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Mar 2nd, 2:30 PM

P-52 The idPAD Project: A Simple Way to Identify Illicit Drugs

For many years, researchers have sought an efficient and cost-effective method of identifying illicit drugs. Currently, the most common methods of illicit drug identification have numerous limitations. In response, a paper analytical device (idPAD) has been developed to identify illicit drugs both efficiently and inexpensively. The test does not require power, chemical solvents, or expensive instruments. I have recently finalized the limit of detection of five different drugs on the PAD based on the pattern and color intensity of each drug. I am currently conducting a study on the latest revision of the PAD to test its reliability in the field, which is the ultimate goal of this project.