Cannabix Technologies Provides Update on Marijuana Breathalyzer Development (Globe NewsWire)

Cannabix Technologies Provides Update on Marijuana Breathalyzer Development

UF startup Cannabix Technologies Inc., developer of the Cannabix Marijuana Breathalyzer for law enforcement and the workplace, is pleased to report that early testing with its breath collection unit (“BCU”) has thus far provided stable and consistent results. In late January, the Company received an initial version of its portable handheld device for the collection of breath samples at the point of care. Testing with human subjects using the BCU, has improved consistency of breath sample collection, and has provided important real-time data parameters on breath flow rate, volume, relative humidity, carbon dioxide levels, and temperature. Engineers may make additional adjustments to the BCU based on this early testing of the unit and additional units are planned to be built for field testing purposes.

The Company also reports recent characterization work with the Cannabix’s FAIMS (field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry) THC detection device has shown the ability to supress a range of ions (both low mass and high mass) from the spectrum allowing for THC (∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol) detection from both human breath and standards. In particular, scientists are working quickly to finalize specific FAIMS geometries that will allow for optimal ion filtering capability. FAIMS works as an “ion blocking” technology, essentially blocking unwanted ions/analytes and allowing specified ions (like THC) to pass through for detection.

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