Cannabix Technologies Provides Technology Update on Marijuana Breathalyzer Development
August 27, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia, August 27, 2018 -- Cannabix Technologies Inc. (CSE: BLO) (OTC PINK: BLOZF) (the “Company or Cannabix”) developer of the Cannabix Marijuana Breathalyzer for law enforcement and the workplace, is pleased to report that characterization work has demonstrated the ability to isolate ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) and suppress background substrates effectively. Cannabix is developing an innovative FAIMS (field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry) based instrument for the detection of THC. Using the gold standard of mass spectrometry in tandem with the Cannabix FAIMS prototype device, Graph A and B below show suppression of background matrix allowing the THC peak to be easily recognized. This demonstrates the capability of the FAIMS device to isolate and detect THC from complex background matrix. The characterization work has been conducted using a bench version of the FAIMS device. Cannabix scientists have been actively tuning the FAIMS device coupled to real time switchable mass spectrometry to detect key molecules and their complex pathways in the body to enable the identification of recency of use.
The Company also reports that it has commenced identification of medical device manufacturers in order to implement human factor design (single or dual stage design), verification testing, and develop manufacturing documentation for standardization requirements, as well as create multiple devices for pilot testing.
About Cannabix Technologies Inc.
Cannabix Technologies Inc. is a leader in marijuana breathalyzer development for law enforcement and the workplace. Cannabix has established breath testing technologies in the pursuit of bringing durable, portable hand-held tools to market to enhance detection of marijuana impaired driving offences on roads at a time when marijuana is becoming legal in many global jurisdictions. Cannabix is working to develop drug-testing devices that will detect THC- the psychoactive component of marijuana that causes intoxication- using breath samples. In particular, Cannabix is focused on developing breath testing devices for detection of recent use of THC, in contrast to urine testing for THC metabolite that requires an invasive collection and reflects usage, days or even weeks earlier. The devices will also be useful for other practical applications such as testing employees in the workplace where impairment by THC can be hazardous.
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