ANKORS offers improved drug checking technology

published on June 20, 2018 in Nelson Star

The organization has secured an FTIR Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer

ANKORS has secured the loan of an FTIR Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer for one year from the BC Centre for Substance Use (BCCSU). This has allowed us, in partnership with BCCSU and Interior Health, to improve our drug checking service for the whole community.

The testing technology offers increased accuracy and range of results. ANKORS can test any synthetic substance for free, with no judgment and completely confidential. The drug analysis is made with no requirement for sample destruction, however we also offer safe disposal.

ANKORS is also delighted to announce the introduction of this service during this year’s Harm Reduction tent at Shambhala. We will have three FTIR Spectrometers and a Raman spectrometer available for testing at the festival (from August 10-13).

‘Testing what you put in your body before you ingest can help prevent overdose. The drug-checking FTIR spectrometer will assist in creating early warning systems for dangerous substances in our community. This device allows us to detect multiple substances in a sample, allowing people to make informed decisions,” said Chloe Sage, ANKORS’ drug checking program co-ordinator

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