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Detection of THC Use in Drivers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT5717C10201
Agency Tracking Number: 171NH1012
Amount: $149,944.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 171NH1
Solicitation Number: DTRT5717RSBIR1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-05-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-12-31
Small Business Information
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
DUNS: 066594979
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Badawi Dweik
 Technical Director, Sensors
 (781) 529-0520
Business Contact
 Cortney Mittelsteadt
Title: Vice President of Technology
Phone: (781) 529-0529
Research Institution
Driving under the influence of marijuana, the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States is reported to double the risk of crash involvement. As marijuana decriminalization and legalization measures continue to gain acceptance, the potential number of drivers using marijuana could rise dramatically, necessitating new ways for law enforcement to combat the pursuant increase in drug related traffic injuries and deaths. Accurate on-site devices to screen for drug intake are critical for establishing whether an individual is driving under the influence of drugs; there is currently no commercially available detection device to provide real-time results on-site, therefore; there is a need for rapid, accurate, and non-invasive determination of marijuana use to assess. The goal of this program is the development a DrugTest device appropriate for use in a road setting; packaged into a hand held portable, selfcontained, user-friendly, “just-add-saliva” which enable real-time measurement of THC, active impairment substance in Marijuana, in saliva at the point-of-collection

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