RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
PRODUCTS ESTABLISHED IN R&D DIVISION
- NARCOTIC DRUGS DETECTION KIT(NDDK) :
WHAT ARE NARCOTIC DRUGS?
Any drug that induces insensibility and relieves pain and is prohibited (or under strict legal control) in many countries owing to the social problems associated with its misuse is a Narcotic Drug. Such drugs include opium, morphine, heroin, brown sugar, hashish, marijuana, cocaine, bhang etc. Substance affecting a person’s mental state is known as ‘Psychotropic substance” eg. LSD (D-Lysergic. Acid Diethylamide), amphetamine and its derivatives, methaqualone, mescaline etc. are also called classified under ‘narcotic drug’ category.
WHAT IS NDDK? IT’S NEED AND IMPORTANCE.
- NDDK can be used for rapid screening and presumptively identifying narcotics and hallucinogens. Designed to be completely self-contained system, the kit provides all necessary reagents/chemicals to perform chemical colour tests for commonly known and frequent abused narcotic and hallucinogenic drugs.
- Drug use and abuse is an indivisible part of civilization through hundreds of years. Drug abuse has been largely attributed to the availability of medicine for comfort as well as a source of ill-gotten profits, greed, and despair. Last few decades trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances have become a highly lucrative worldwide business and in India too it is growing at an alarmingly high rate. The addiction to narcotic drugs such as heroin, marijuana, hashish, brown sugar etc. constitutes a serious evil for the individual and posting a social and economic danger to mankind. These narcotic drugs tend to induce long-term devastating effects. Considering these evil effects of narcotic drugs Indian parliament enacted the narcotic and psychotropic substances act, 1985 to make stringent provisions for the control and regulation operations relating to narcotic drug and psychotropic substances.
- Hindustan Antibiotics Limited, Pune has developed in collaboration with Narcotic Chemical Laboratory, Pune a simple and rapid on the spot screening kit for the identification of suspected materials (Narcotic / psychotropic substances). The colour spot test kit has been named as Narcotic Drugs Detection Kit. The purpose of this kit is to provide law enforcement officers with rapid and simple tests for preliminary field identification of the drugs most commonly encountered in illicit traffic. Because of the preliminary nature of these tests, it is imperative that in all cases where presumptive positive results have been obtained, the suspected materials should be submitted to an authorized laboratory for further confirmatory analyses.
- Narcotic Drugs which can be identified by NDDK are Opium, Morphine, Codeine, Heroin, Amphetamines, Mescaline, Marijuana, Hashish, Hashish oil, Cocaine, Methaqualone.
PRECURSOR CHEMICALS DETECTION KIT (PCDK):
- PCDK can be used for rapid screening and presumptively identified various chemicals which are used to synthesize Narcotics or Narcotic like substances by anti-social elements.
- Various chemicals which can be identified by PCDK are Isosafrole, 3, 4-Methylenedioxyphenyl-2-Propanone, Phenyl-acetic Acid, 1-Phenyl-2-Propane, Piperonal, Safrole, Toluene, Piperidine, N-Acetylanthranillic Acid, Anthranillic Acid, Ergometrine, Ergotamine, Lysergic Acid, Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, Acetone, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Acetic Anhydride.
KETAMINE DETECTION KIT (KDK):
- Ketamine is a medical and veterinary anesthetic and a controlled substance. Due to its anesthetic and hallucinogenic properties, ketamine is increasingly abused. The purpose of this kit is to provide a rapid and simple test for preliminary field identification of ketamine. Because of the preliminary nature of the test, it is imperative that in all cases where presumptive positive result have been obtained, the suspected material should be submitted to an authorized laboratory for further confirmatory analysis.
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