European drug market data

European Drug Market data

Ultimate aim of BorderSens project is to enable highly accurate selective detection of trace levels of illicit drugs and precursors. But what are precursors and why are they so important in the war on drugs? The EU Drug Markets Report 2019 is the result of two European agencies joining forces: The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and …

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What are precursors and why are they so important?

What are precursors and why are they so important?

Ultimate aim of BorderSens project is to enable highly accurate selective detection of trace levels of illicit drugs and precursors. But what are precursors and why are they so important in the war on drugs? Drug precursors are chemicals needed to manufacture illicit drugs. As many of these precursor chemicals have legitimate uses they are …

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drugs in europe

Drug use in the EU

The European Drug Report (EDR) 2019: Trends and Developments, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction – EMCDDA’s flagship publication, provides an analysis of the latest data on the drug situation and responses to it across the European Union, Norway and Turkey. The EMCDDA’s aim is to contribute to a healthier and more …

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electrochemistry in the war on drugs

The role of electrochemistry in the war on drugs

Electrochemical sensors have been already applied to develop a new method to achieve a fast and accurate detection of narcotics at low cost. Using this method, called NarcoReader and developed by the AXES group of Universiteit Antwerpen (Dr Devin Daems), the limitations and restrictions of existing tests (i.e. interpretation sensitivity, false positives/negatives, and environmental influences) …

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BorderSens will be focused on end-users needs

BorderSens will be focused on end-users needs

By involving 10 national forensic institutes, customs and police forces of 7 EU countries as partners, BorderSens ensures that the prototype system to be developed within the project fits the actual needs of end-users. From the beginning of the project, end-users will collaborate to carefully select illicit drugs and precursors that pose real, pertaining challenges …

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BorderSens official launching

BorderSens official launching

The EU-funded project BorderSens was officially launched during the kick-off meeting hosted by project coordinator, University of Antwerp. The meeting was held on 12-13 September 2019 with the attendance of representatives of the 16 entities forming the consortium, which had the opportunity to introduce themselves, present their expertise and define initial tasks or activities coming …

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BorderSens: Border detection of illicit drugs and precursors by highly accurate electrosensors

BorderSens: Border detection of illicit drugs and precursors by highly accurate electrosensors

BorderSens is a research and innovation action funded under topic SU-BES02-2018-2019-2020 – Technologies to enhance border and external security of the European Union H2020 Programme. The project will receive a EU contribution of € 5 504 415 and will have a duration of 14 months, from September 2019 to August 2023.

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