Rapid detection of drug metabolites in latent fingermarks

Hazarika, Pompi, Jickells, Sue M. and Russell, David A. (2009) Rapid detection of drug metabolites in latent fingermarks. The Analyst, 134 (1). pp. 93-96. ISSN 0003-2654

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Magnetic particles functionalised with anti-cotinine antibody have been used to image latent fingermarks through the detection of the cotinine antigen in the sweat deposited within the fingerprints of smokers. The antibody–magnetic particle conjugates are readily applied to latent fingerprints while excess reagents are removed through the use of a magnetic wand. The results have shown that drug metabolites, such as cotinine, can be detected and used to image the fingermark to establish the identity of an individual within 15 minutes.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Physical and Analytical Chemistry (former - to 2017)
Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2011 11:22
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2023 12:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/19724
DOI: 10.1039/b816273e

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