In the official announcement of 2020 State Sci-Tech Awards earlier last week, Hefei Insitutes of Physical Sciences (HFIPS) was happy to know it as one of the winners in Technical Invention category.
The honor is about HFIPS’s full chain of technology for drug detection.
HFIPS cross-disciplinary team had been working together to build up a full chain technology in fast on-site drug detection from fabricating a series of enhanced Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) substrates, proposing a new method to separate drug from body fluid, building database to the detection equipment development. Now, the technology has been applied extensively by police system.
This work took the joint team over ten years to provide a comprehensive solution throughout the entire technology.
Their solution is actually a portable detection kit that includes a series of standardized Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) substrates, standardized purification of drugs and Raman instrument, all of which working together to realize an on-site drug detection as fast as 3-minute.
Looking back to 2017, the team was collaborating with Anhui Provincial Public Security Bureau narcotics Corps, Evidence identification center of Anhui Public Security Bureau on put the kit into practical application. Therefore, Anhui area was the first place to have the kit in practice. Now, the R & D team was delighted to see the kit extensive application in police system.
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