December 7 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Norfolk-based Intelligent Fingerprinting is to present its revolutionary fingerprint-based drug screening technology to the Home Office at a forensic technology event in London today.
Based at the Norwich Research Park, the EDP Future50 firm is one of only six cutting-edge UK organisations invited to take part in the event, which showcases new forensic science, intelligence and counter terrorism technologies to the broader forensic science community including the Home Office and Police. Its portable testing device works by analysing the sweat in a person’s fingerprint to screen for multiple drugs of abuse in less than ten minutes.
Dr Paul Yates, the firm’s business development manager, said: “This event gives us an excellent opportunity to explain our new drug screening technology to a specialist audience.”
The day will consist of introductory talks from the Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology and the Police Service on how innovators can work with public sector bodies, followed by demonstrations from the invited organisations.
The event, backed by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, aims to support the Home Office review of research and development in forensic science.
Two hundred jobs are set to be created after one of west Norfolk’s largest businesses was granted permission to expand its King’s Lynn facilities.