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October 22, 2015

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Dräger drug testing device is quick and compact

Safety technology manufacturer Dräger has launched DrugCheck 3000, which they say tests simultaneously for five of the most commonly abused substances.

Part of the firm’s portfolio of oral drug testing equipment, the new screening device has been designed to test for impairment across a range of industry sectors, according to Dräger. They explain that the disposable kit employs the testing principle of the type approved DrugTest 5000 system, which they say is used by many police forces and workplaces around the country. The DrugCheck 3000 can reliably test even minute traces of cannabis, which contains  the active compound most difficult to detect (THC), add the firm.

Andrew Lowdon, Marketing Manager for Impairment and Sales Channel Partners at Dräger, said: “We’re delighted to announce the launch of the latest addition to our drug and alcohol testing portfolio – the DrugCheck 3000.

“It takes the principles of Dräger’s renowned diagnostics range and proven technology, in a simple, mobile piece of equipment, which can be used safely on any site and in hazardous areas.”

Dräger say that, within minutes, the DrugCheck 3000 shows if a person has drugs in his or her system with the compact saliva-based test. The device doesn’t require electricity, they add, and can be used anywhere.

Andrew continued: “More and more workplaces are approaching Dräger for solutions to what is potentially a real menace to an organisation’s efficiency and reputation. We’re finding more employers are realising that with the right equipment, screening for drugs and alcohol can be a very simple and unobtrusive process. Employees who are under the influence of drugs not only put their own health at risk, but also increase the risk of accidents involving others or machinery, with far-reaching consequences for the company.

“We’re committed to supporting that duty of care and with the DrugCheck 3000 and our full range of diagnostics solutions, can offer a robust means of detecting and reducing substance abuse for a safer workplace.”

Dräger say that the DrugCheck 3000 consists of two easy-to-use components – a swab for obtaining a saliva sample and a test cassette for the analysis, and can test for cocaine, opiates, amphetamine, methamphetamine and cannabis.

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