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Quick 10-minute drug test kits
Formosa Biomedical Technology Corp. 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 3 drops of urine, the company said, adding that the devices boast a 90 to 95 percent accuracy rate.
 
The quick drug screening kits have become a reliable force on the frontline against substance abuse for Taiwan authorities. They can help avoid incidents where apprehended drug addicts may get away with it by switching their urine samples during the screening process.
 
According to Formosa Biomedical, the current versions of the screening kits can be applied to detect traces of marijuana, morphine, amphetamines, and Ketamine, with more being developed.
 
Previously, major clients of the products were the police, military, and education authorities. After 2 years of effort, the company has finally been allowed to sell the products at pharmacies across Taiwan, giving a boost to the country’s fight against substance abuse through early intervention at household levels.
 
In addition to the quick drug test devices, Formosa Biomedical is also known for its screening kits for influenza and pregnancy, with the three product lines expected to account for a market share of 70 percent next year, reported CNA.
 
 
Source: Taiwan News
Lillian Lee (lillianlee@taitra.org.tw)
 
 
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