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Intelligent Fingerprinting scales manufacturing capacity in preparation for commercialisation of world’s first portable fingerprint-based drug screening system

22 March 2017 -  Intelligent Fingerprinting, the Cambridge-based company developing the world’s first portable fingerprint-based drug screening system, has scaled its manufacturing capacity ten-fold over the last year in readiness for the commercialisation of the unique drug screening system.

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22/03/2017

£3 million investment for UK company as it brings world’s first portable fingerprint-based drug screening technology to market

9 February 2017 - Intelligent Fingerprinting, the UK company developing the world’s first portable fingerprint-based drug screening system, has secured a further £3 million of funding from an expanded group of private US and UK investors.

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09/02/2017

New £2.5m investment in development and manufacture of innovative fingerprint-based drug screening technology

Intelligent Fingerprinting, the British company developing the world’s first portable fingerprint-based drug screening device, has secured a further £2.5m investment from private UK and US investors.  The funding will provide working capital to complete the development of the company’s first products and to begin manufacturing at their new custom-designed premises...

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01/02/2016

British fingerprint drug screening innovator expands into Cambridge

13 October 2015 - Intelligent Fingerprinting, the British company developing the world’s first portable fingerprint-based drug screening device, is expanding its operations by setting up a new global headquarters at Evolution Business Park in Cambridge. The company’s unique technology is based on pioneering British research and the new premises, which...

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13/10/2015

New fingertip-sweat drug screening device could offer coroners early intelligence on cause of death

9 October 2015 - Discussions to extend the pilot of a new mobile drug screening technology pioneered by British company Intelligent Fingerprinting to nine coroners’ areas are underway following presentation of evaluation data to the recent Coroner’s Society of England and Wales Annual Conference.

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09/10/2015

New Chairman appointed to spearhead the launch of biometric drug screening technology

8 June 2015 - Philip Hand, a drug industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience in medical diagnostics, has been appointed Chairman at Intelligent Fingerprinting, the British company developing the world’s first fingerprint-based drug screening device.  Mr Hand was previously a non-executive director at the company.

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08/06/2015

Intelligent Fingerprinting achieves ISO 13485 medical devices accreditation

2 January 2015 - Intelligent Fingerprinting, a British company developing the world’s first fingerprint-based drug screening device, has achieved the international standard for medical device quality management, ISO 13485. 

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02/01/2015

Drug industry expert and entrepreneur joins Board at Intelligent Fingerprinting

22 October 2014 - Philip Hand, a drug industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience in medical diagnostics, has joined Intelligent Fingerprinting, the British company developing the world’s first fingerprint-based drug screening device, as a non-executive director.

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22/10/2014

Investors inject almost £3M into revolutionary drug screening technology

7 October 2014 - An investment of £2.98m has been raised by Intelligent Fingerprinting, a British company developing ground-breaking technology that detects drug use through fingerprint sweat analysis.

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07/10/2014

Intelligent Fingerprinting appoints Head of Operations and expands its team

9 September 2014 - Intelligent Fingerprinting, a British company developing the world’s first handheld fingerprint-based drug screening device, has appointed Michael Chard to the newly created role of Head of Operations.  The company has also strengthened its team with the addition of a new R&D Scientist and two Production Scientists.

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09/09/2014

Intelligent Fingerprinting secures US funding for its revolutionary drug screening technology

29 January 2014 - Intelligent Fingerprinting, a British company developing the world’s first handheld fingerprint-based drug screening device, has secured £750,000 in funding from a consortium of private US-based investors.

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29/01/2014

Fingerprint drug screening to be trialled in opioid drug rehabilitation study thanks to €1 million Eurostars award

10 December 2013 - An innovative Anglo-Finnish research study aimed at improving drug rehabilitation treatment for opioid dependent patients has begun, thanks to European funding worth almost €1 million.

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10/12/2013

Police, security and government agencies show keen interest in fingerprint drug screening device

9 October 2013 - Norwich-based technology company Intelligent Fingerprinting was one of a small selection of UK organisations invited to present at the Applications of Forensic Science R&D Technology Showcase in London earlier this week. 

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09/10/2013

Norfolk technology company invited to showcase innovation to Home Office

3 October 2013 - Intelligent Fingerprinting has been invited to present its revolutionary fingerprint-based drug screening technology to the Home Office at a forensic technology event in London on 8 October.

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03/10/2013

Fingerprint drug testing company secures US patent

24 July 2013 - Intelligent Fingerprinting has secured access to a multi-billion dollar global market for its revolutionary handheld drug-testing device, with the award of its first US patent.   

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24/07/2013

Fingerprint drug screening technology to be used in hospitals thanks to funding boost

5 November 2012 - New technology to detect drug-use through people’s fingerprints has been awarded a share of a £39 million healthcare grant, announced by minister for science and universities David Willetts.

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05/11/2012

Intelligent Fingerprinting shortlisted for national business award

21 May 2012 - Intelligent Fingerprinting has been shortlisted in the ‘Business Impact - Aspiring’ category of The Impact Awards.  The Awards are organised by PraxisUnico, the UK's leading research commercialisation organisation.  

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21/05/2012

Fingerprint drug-testing firm grants North American distribution deal

1 May 2012 - Intelligent Fingerprinting Ltd, a UK-based company that has developed a prototype fingerprint drug-testing device, has announced an agreement with Dallas-based Smart Start Inc granting them exclusive North American marketing and distribution rights for Intelligent Fingerprinting’s drugs of abuse detection products.

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01/05/2012

Drug testing firm wins £2m investment

13th March 2012 - Intelligent Fingerprinting, a UK-based company that has developed a unique technology for the simultaneous detection of personal identity and contact with illicit substances from fingerprints has just raised £2m in funding from a consortium of private US-based investors.

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13/03/2012

Intelligent Fingerprinting reveals prototype handheld drug testing device

10 November 2011 - The world’s first prototype of a hand-held fingerprint drug testing device has been created by UK technology company Intelligent Fingerprinting.

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10/11/2011

Paul Yates joins Intelligent Fingerprinting as Business Development Manager

30 June 2011 - Intelligent Fingerprinting Ltd, a UK-based company that has developed a unique technology for the simultaneous detection of personal identity and contact with illicit substances from fingerprints is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Paul Yates as Business Development Manager.

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30/06/2011

Intelligent Fingerprinting secures new development funding

31 January  2011 - Intelligent Fingerprinting has announced today that it has secured £300,000 of investment from Synergis Technologies together with the Iceni Seedcorn fund. Intelligent Fingerprinting has developed a unique technology for the simultaneous detection of personal identity and contact with illicit substances from fingerprints.

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31/01/2011

Intelligent Fingerprinting raises £200,000 in seed funding

8 January 2010 - Intelligent Fingerprinting today announced it has completed its first round seed funding through the ICENI challenge fund.

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08/01/2010