TechConnect Innovation Program

Rapid Drug Identification Kit

UCF Office of Research and Commercialization, Office of Technology Transfer, FL, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

An easy to use, accurate, and low cost system for on-site drug testing and identification. An unknown or suspected drug sample is tested in a portable spectrometer, compatible with smart phones. The generated emission spectrum is compared to a library database for rapid sample identification.

Primary Application Area: Instrumentation & Manufacturing

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: UCF’s technology is a reliable, low cost, easy to use drug identification kit. Drug unknowns can easily and accurately be identified based on a unique emission spectrum. It can be integrated with a smartphone, allowing portability of the device for use in the field.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 523

Website: http://www.research.ucf.edu/

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: National Institute of Justice

Primary Sources of Funding: Other

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners