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EDP24: UEA spin-out raises £3m for growth in UK and US

A University of East Anglia spin-out company pioneering the development of fingerprint drug screening has raised £3m for the next stage of its development.

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13/02/2017

10/02/2017

SHP Online: Drug screening - creating a safer workplace

Paul Yates explains how workplace drug screening can help to reduce the health and safety risks associated with drug misuse.

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02/12/2016

Transport Operator: Drug screening for 21st century transport

Writing for Transport Operator, Paul Yates examines how fingerprint-based drug screening could help tackle drug-driving.

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01/12/2016

Rail Professional: A modern approach

Dr Paul Yates looks at how new technology could bring drug screening in the rail industry into the 21st century…

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28/09/2016

Insider interviews CEO, Jerry Walker

Intelligent Fingerprinting's CEO, Jerry Walker, talks to Insider about the company's objective to launch its new drug screening system and the importance of understanding and meeting international regulatory obligations.

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19/08/2016

Intersec: Illegal drugs and security

Intelligent Fingerprinting's Dr Paul Yates explains how revolutionary fingerprint-based drug screening technology could help to detect and reduce illegal drug use.

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22/07/2016

Cambridge TV's Business Focus interview with CEO Jerry Walker

Cambridge TV interviews Intelligent Fingerprinting's CEO, Jerry Walker, for the low down on fingerprint drug screening and the company's development plans.

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23/05/2016

Custodial Review: Fingertip drug screening device can offer coroners early intelligence on cause of death

Evaluation data shows new fingertip-sweat drug screening device can offer coroners early intelligence on cause of death.  Successful proof of concept with the Sheffield Coroner leads to wider customer trial.

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23/03/2016

Police Oracle: American investors snap up shares in fingerprint toxicology company

Police Oracle talks to IFP's CEO, Jerry Walker, about the recent £2.5m investment in Intelligent Fingerprinting.

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16/02/2016

Business Weekly: US investors back £2.5m Intelligent Fingerprinting funding round

Intelligent Fingerprinting has secured another £2.5m investment, reports Business Weekly.

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01/02/2016

CSEye: Revolutionary test provides early drug use intelligence for coroners at the touch of a fingerprint

IFP's Dr Paul Yates talks to CSEye about the potential benefits of Intelligent Fingerprinting's new drug screening technology for coroner screening services in the UK and beyond.

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29/01/2016

Police Oracle: Non-invasive fingerprint drug testing could aid death investigations

Police Oracle explains how coroners trying to determine cause of death could be aided by a new type of non-invasive fingerprint screening.

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04/11/2015

Cambridge News: Intelligent Fingerprinting sets up in Cambridge

"Dusting for prints is a well-established identification technique for detectives, but did you know your fingerprints can also reveal whether or not you've been taking drugs?" Cambridge News explains how IF is putting this knowledge to good use and why we have relocated to Cambridgeshire...

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20/10/2015

EDP: Growing success marks end of an era for pioneering company Intelligent Fingerprinting

The Eastern Daily Press reports on Intelligent Fingerprinting's decision to drive its next stage of expansion by relocating to Cambridge.

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15/10/2015

Business Weekly: Fingerprint drug screening innovator relocates to Cambridge

Business Weekly reports on Intelligent Fingerprinting's recent relocation to new global headquarters in Cambridge.

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13/10/2015

Biometric Update: Intelligent Fingerprinting presents data on fingerprint drug screening pilot

Biometric Update reports on Intelligent Fingerprinting's pilot project to test the potential use of its new mobile drug screening device by coroners and mortuary staff to collect early intelliigence about cause of death.

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13/10/2015

The Barrister: Fingertip-sweat drug screening technology could help coroners

Evaluation data shows that a new fingertip-sweat drug screening device can offer coroners early intelligence on cause of death.

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12/10/2015

Police Oracle: Fingerprint drug screening test being developed

Police Oracle interviews Intelligent Fingerprinting's new Chairman, Philip Hand, about the development of our fingerprint drug screening test.

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17/06/2015

Business Weekly: Drug busting tech wins £3m US-UK cash

Business Weekly reports on the £3m investment in Intelligent Fingerprinting's drug-screening technology by private UK and US backers.

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07/10/2014

Jerry Walker shares his views on grant funding with smallbusiness.co.uk

Intelligent Fingerprinting's CEO, Dr Jerry Walker, shares his thoughts with smallbusiness.co.uk - the website for small business owners and start-ups - on the benefits to SMEs of seeking grant and investment funding.

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25/09/2014

The HR Director: New drug testing to combat drug misuse in the workplace

Dr Paul Yates from Intelligent Fingerprinting explains the importance of establishing an effective workplace drug policy and describes how a new fingerprint drug screening device could deter and reduce drug use at work, with just the touch of a finger.

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08/09/2014

Criminal Law and Justice Weekly: fingerprint drug test could help combat drug use in prisons

Criminal Law & Justice Weekly (CL&J) features an article by Dr Paul Yates discussing the potential benefits of introducing a new fingerprint drug test to help combat drug use in prisons.

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16/08/2014

Forbes: Intelligent Fingerprinting's views on grant finance for tech-led SMEs

Forbes.com features an article about the value of TSB grant funding for SMEs from the perspective of Dr Jerry Walker, CEO at Intelligent Fingerprinting.

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30/05/2014

Anglia Business meets Dr Paul Yates

The April edition of Anglia Business features an interview with Dr Paul Yates about Intelligent Fingerprinting's new fingerprint drug screening technique and Paul's role in the company.

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30/04/2014

Forensic Magazine - new US funding for drug screening technology

Intelligent Fingerprinting has secured £750,000 in funding from a consortium of private US-based investors.

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11/02/2014

E&T: Fingerprint-based drug detector receives financial boost

"Fingerprint-based drug detector receives financial boost," reports Engineering and Technology Magazine

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30/01/2014

Business Weekly: New US funding for Intelligent Fingerprinting

Intelligent Fingerprinting, a Norwich 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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30/01/2014

Video: Mustard TV reports on our recent US funding boost

Norwich-based Mustard TV visited our lab to report on the recent funding boost from US investors for development of our fingerprint drug screening device .

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30/01/2014

EUREKA announces Eurostars funding for fingerprint drug screening project

Financed by Eurostars (a European programme dedicated to innovative SMEs) Intelligent Fingerprinting, along with addiction medicine experts at the University of Eastern Finland and Addoz Oy, have partnered for the development of a new device used in rehabilitation treatment.

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09/01/2014

Intelligent Fingerprinting secures share of €1m - Business Weekly

Norfolk company Intelligent Fingerprinting has been awarded a share of a €1 million grant from the European ‘Eurostars’ programme to fund the development of its unique fingerprint drug screening technology for use in drug rehabilitation programmes.

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20/12/2013

The Engineer: Trial aims to halt deviation from drug rehabilitation

British technology is to be at the forefront of a European project to help people break their addiction to opiates such as heroin, reports The Engineer.

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16/12/2013

Addiction Professional: The pursuit of new technologies continues

Addiction Professional's article reports on Intelligent Fingerprinting's new drug screening technique and its use in drug rehabilitation.

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13/12/2013

Healthcare Global: Fingerprint drug screening to be trialled in opioid drug rehabilitation

Heathcare Global reports on the innovative Anglo-Finnish research study involving fingerprint drug screening which has just begun in support of drug rehabilitation treatment for opioid dependent patients.

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11/12/2013

Healthcare Global's Intelligent Fingerprinting feature

Intelligent Fingerprinting is on the front cover of the December 2013 edition of Healthcare Global with a feature inside about how our new fingerprint drug screening technology could save lives and cut costs in healthcare.

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06/12/2013

The Guardian: Nanotechnology applications that may steer the power of forensics

The Guardian mentions our fingerprint drug screening technique in an article about new developments in forensic nanotechnology.

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18/11/2013

Addiction Recovery: Fingerprint sweat will be 'no sweat' to use

"What is so special about the drug-testing innovation from a Norwich company is that it has raised £millions from US investors and secured access to a global £multibillion market?" asks Addiction Recovery.

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01/10/2013

How It Works magazine: Fingerprint drug screening

"A new non-invasive means of drug testing means illegal substances can be detected within minutes," reports How It Works magazine.

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21/10/2013

Home Office showcases drug screening firm - Business Weekly

Business Weekly reports that Intelligent Fingerprinting has been invited to present its fingerprint-based drug screening technology to the Home Office at a forensic technology event on October 8.

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07/10/2013

Dr Paul Yates writes for The Barrister magazine

Dr Paul Yates writes in The Barrister about the issues surrounding drug screening for Criminal Justice purposes and how new technology will help revolutionise the this area in the future.

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03/09/2013

Prof David Russell features on BBC Radio 4's 'Inside Health'

BBC Radio 4's Inside Health programme talks to Intelligent Fingerprinting's founder, Professor David Russell, about the company's fingerprint drug screening technique which is being piloted in the A&E department at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

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15/01/2013

Shortlisted for National Business Award

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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21/05/2013

The Mirror features article about Intelligent Fingeprinting

The Mirror reports that the NHS is to trial Intelligent Fingerprinting's hand-held drug testing device at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

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09/11/2012

BBC World Service 'Science in Action': fingerprinting advances

The BBC's Science in Action programme explores new developments in fingerprint technology. 

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08/11/2012

CNBC reports on US distribution agreement

CNBC reports on Intelligent Fingerprinting's agreement with Dallas-based Smart Start Inc for the marketing and distribution of Intelligent Fingerprinting's hand-held fingerprint drug-testing device in North America.

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12/04/2012

Intelligent Fingerprinting featured in The Billboard Magazine

April's issue of The Billboard, the definitive magazine for UK police forces, includes a feature about Intellligent Fingerprinting's prototype hand-held device for detecting illegal drug use through analysis of fingerprint sweat.

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30/04/2012

Suddeutsche Zeitung reports on the work of Intelligent Fingerprinting

Germany's largest national newpaper, Suddeutsche Zeitung, reports on Intelligent Fingerprinting's drug screening technique.

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13/04/2012

The Gazette of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police: drug detection from fingerprints

Intelligent Fingerprinting's Dr Paul Yates writes for The Gazette about our handheld device for detecting drug metabolites in fingerprints and its potential uses within the fields of policing, border control, national security and institutional testing.

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13/04/2012

Evidence Technology Magazine: Beyond Identification

Evidence Technology Magazine reports how Intelligent Fingerprinting's technology could provide law enforcement with a new way to glean information from latent fingerprints.

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08/03/2012

Intelligent Fingerprinting featured on Anglia Regional News

Anglia Regional News features an item about Intelligent Fingerprinting.

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17/11/2011

Roadside drug testing device developed by academics - The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph reports that a hand-held device which can detect whether drivers have taken drugs simply by testing their fingerprint sweat has been developed by academics at Intelligent Fingerprinting, a spin-out company of the University of East Anglia.

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15/11/2011

Intelligent Fingerprinting in UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences Bulletin

UCL's Jill Dando Institute Centre for the Forensic Sciences has launched a new bulletin on research, news and events from the field of forensics. The inaugural bulletin features Intelligent Fingerprinting's Dr Paul Yates discussing the innovative techniques and technology  behind simultaneous detection of lifestyle intelligence and personal identity from fingerprints.

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13/10/2011

The drug test that's as simple as the Breathalyzer - The Week

The Week magazine reports how Intelligent Fingerprinting's new fingerprint analysis technology could revolutionise the way police and employers detect drug use. Drunk driving tests like the Breathalyzer are widely used by police in the field, but a "drug driving" test that's accurate and portable has long eluded law enforcement.

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28/09/2011

Drug driving test at your fingertips - New Scientist

Intelligent Fingerprinting's new handheld device, announced last week at the UCL International Crime Science Conference in London, could enable police to detect breakdown products from drugs excreted through sweat pores in the fingertips reports New Scientist magazine.

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24/07/2011

Intelligent Fingerprinting on CNN

Randi Kaye talks with Dr Paul Yates about one of the newest innovations in fingerprint technology.

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26/07/2011

Intelligent Fingerprinting in key industry review for 2011

Intelligent Fingerprinting’s technology is amongst the most significant current and future technologies for forensic teams around the world reports Forensic Technology Review 2011.

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20/07/2011

Cash helps team's detective work - EDP

UEA spin-out company Intelligent Fingerprinting has secured £300,000 of investment to help develop its business.

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02/02/2011

The Engineer: Fingerprint device could detect illegal drug use

Police officers could soon be able to detect illegal drug use with a device that analyses a suspect's fingerprints, reports The Engineer.

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10/09/2010

Biometric News Portal: detecting drugs from a fingerprint

Intelligent Fingerprinting has developed an innovative test to simultaneously detect identity and drug use. The technology has a wide range of potential applications in forensics and policing, reports Biometric News Portal.

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10/09/2010