09/08/2018

Award-winning Cambridge SME launches local recruitment drive to support major international growth

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Award-winning Cambridge SME launches local recruitment drive to support major international growth

  • Impington-based Intelligent Fingerprinting hiring additional manufacturing assembly workers as global orders increase
  • Success follows recent launch of world’s first portable fingerprint-based drug test

Intelligent Fingerprinting, developer of the world’s first portable fingerprint-based drug test, has launched a recruitment drive to expand manufacturing assembly capacity at the company’s Evolution Business Park site in Impington, Cambridge. Winner of the 2018 SME Cambridgeshire Business Award, Intelligent Fingerprinting launched its innovative non-invasive drug test just 12 months ago. The test works by analysing sweat from a fingerprint to determine if someone has recently used cocaine, opiates, amphetamines or cannabis.

CEO, Dr Jerry Walker, said: “Within just a year of our launch we’re now fulfilling orders outside the UK in North America, South America, Australasia, Asia and the Middle East. To support this growth, we’re now actively recruiting enthusiastic individuals to join our manufacturing team – ideally local people in line with our company’s environmental commitments. Additionally, we’re always looking out for driven scientists who can support us with the continued development of our ground-breaking technology.”

”Cambridgeshire is recognised as a great location for biotech companies, and a fantastic place for an innovative medical device diagnostics company such as Intelligent Fingerprinting to grow its business,” continued Dr Walker. “The past 12 months have been an exciting time for Intelligent Fingerprinting – launching the system, addressing market demand for our UK-designed and UK-made product across five continents, establishing key partnerships and winning the SME Cambridgeshire Business Award 2018. We’re now searching for talented local people to share in our continued success. As we expand our manufacturing capacity we are creating a number of roles that would suit part-time workers looking for a stable 20 hours per week of local employment where they will be part of a very professional operations team helping to carefully assemble small devices which make a real difference to other people’s lives.”

Interested candidates are invited to contact careers@intelligentfingerprinting.com.

Fingerprint-based drug testing – how it works
Intelligent Fingerprinting’s end-to-end drug testing solution features a single-use, tamper-evident drug screening cartridge that takes just five seconds to collect a fingerprint sweat sample. The Intelligent Fingerprinting Reader 1000 portable analysis unit then reads the cartridge and provides a positive or negative result on-screen for cocaine, opiates, cannabis and amphetamines in 10 minutes.

Should an employee’s initial screen prove positive for any of the drugs tested – in contravention of a firm’s drug policy – two further samples for confirmation are gathered using the Intelligent Fingerprinting Fingerprint Collection Kit for Laboratory Analysis. Once the confirmatory samples have been collected, the Fingerprint Collection Cartridges are sent in a tamper-evident security bag for analysis.

An introductory video demonstrating fingerprint-based drug testing in action is available here.

For media information contact Cheryl Billson at Comma
Email: cheryl.billson@commacomms.com  Tel: +44 (0)7791 720460

About Intelligent Fingerprinting
Launched in August 2017, Intelligent Fingerprinting’s portable Drug Screening System works by analysing the sweat from a fingerprint sample. It is non-invasive, fast and cost-effective – screening for multiple drug groups simultaneously (currently amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine and opiates) with sample collection taking 5 seconds and results in minutes. A laboratory confirmation service is also available.

The system is currently being marketed to the criminal justice arena, drug rehabilitation services, offender management, workplace and occupational health services. The technique has potential for many other uses including healthcare diagnostics and homeland security applications.

Founded in 2007, Intelligent Fingerprinting is a spin-out company from the University of East Anglia (UEA).  The company is based in Cambridge, England and currently employs around 30 people. www.intelligentfingerprinting.com Twitter @iFingerprinting

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