OxTox Ltd, will produce drug-testing kits for the police to use on drivers that are reliable and easy to use as breathalysers for alcohol.
Drugs such as cannabis and amphetimines impair driver reaction times and judgement. They are implicated in many fatal road accidents, so there is a desperate need for a device that is as easy to use and reliable as an alcohol breathalyser. The OxTox Drugsensing ™ approach will provide such a test.
OxTox Ltd will build upon breakthrough electrochemical sensor technology developed in the research group of Professor Richard Compton in Oxford's Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.