The device that can sniff out the weekend drug-takers

9/1/17–Researchers have created the first portable drugs test that detects if someone has been using illegal substances in less than ten minutes. The Reader 1000 can accurately test for four main drug groups – cocaine, opiates, cannabis, and amphetamine metabolites. The fingerprint sample takes five seconds to collect and generally gives results in less than ten minutes. Created by Cambridge-based company Intelligent Fingerprinting, the device could also be used by companies where drug abuse affects people’s ability to work. Read