Identification and Quantitation of Drugs in Body Fluids

Period of Performance: 09/30/1986 - 03/31/1987


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Transducer Research, Inc.
Aurora, IL 60504
Principal Investigator


New techniques that improve the portability, selectivity, sensitivity, and economy of drug assays are important to the mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Recent advances in electrochemical detectors and dector arrays, portable instrument design, and applied artificial intelligence are combined in the proposed work. The result is a low-cost, portable, and highly selective liquid chromatograph for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of drugs in body fluids. In this Phase I SBIR research, an apparatus is assembled and tested in order to evaluate the feasibility of portable LCEC system that has exceptional analytical capabilities. The resultant device will have a microcomputer and software to allow automated analyses and make the equipment easy to use.