Drugs and precursor sensing by complementing low cost multiple techniques: overview of the European FP7 project CUSTOM
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Author/sSecchi, A.; Fiorello, Anna Maria; Dispenza, Massimiliano; D´Auria, S.; Varriale, A.; [et al.]
LASER Photo Acoustic Spectroscopy
Mid Infra Red Quantum Cascade LASER
A large number of techniques for drug precursors chemical sensing has been developed in the latest decades. These techniques are able to screen and identify specific molecules even at very low concentration in lab environment, nevertheless the objective to build up a system which proves to be easy to use, compact, able to provide screening over a large number of compounds and discriminate them with low false alarm rate (FA) and high probability of detection (POD) is still an open issue. The project CUSTOM, funded by the European Commission within the FP7, deals with stand alone portable sensing apparatus based on multiple techniques, integrated in a complex system with a complimentary approach. The objective of the project is to achieve an optimum trade-off between opposite requirements: compactness, simplicity, low cost, sensitivity, low false alarm rate and selectivity. The final goal is the realization of an optical sensing platform able to detect traces of drug precursors compounds, ...