New ARC Linkage project granted
Nico has recently been awarded a new ARC Linkage project on Lab-on-a-chip mass spectrometry tools for testing illicit drugs.
Lead Chief Investigator: Professor Nicolas Voelcker
Partner Organisations: Perkin Elmer Pty Ltd/E G and G Perkin Elmer Pty Ltd; Forensic Science SA
Summary: This project aims to develop fit-for-purpose mass spectrometry tools for roadside and workplace testing of illicit drugs. The technology will be based on nanostructured semiconductor chips that are surface-functionalised to enable molecular capture without extensive sample processing and subsequent detection by a novel combination of techniques. The technology is expected to be applicable to saliva, sweat and urine samples.