Methamphetamine (MAP) is a highly addictive and illegal stimulant drug that has a significant impact on the central nervous system. Its detection in biological and street samples is crucial for various organizations involved in forensic medicine, anti-drug efforts, and clinical diagnosis. In recent years, nanotechnology and nanomaterials have played a significant role in the development of analytical sensors for MAP detection. In this study, in which the Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, the University of Antwerp, and the National Institute for Criminalistics and Criminology (NICC) have participated, a fast, simple, and cost-effective electrochemical sensor is presented that is used for the sensitive detection of MAP in confiscated street samples with a complex matrix.
Full article has been published in Sensors and can be found here.