The presumptive field testing industry has lacked any real innovation other than in the packaging of the core liquid reagent technology for more than 30 years. As a result, over the past decades law enforcement professionals have found themselves under-equipped as these traditional presumptive field tests have fallen out of use due to concerns over officer safety and reliability. Now, SwabTek's safe, easy, and intuitive form factor is poised to put field test kits back in the hands of officers, and into new spaces such as classrooms and homes where, due to the toxic and dangerous kits of incumbents, field testing has never been possible before.
SwabTek has developed disruptive, patent-protected technology that is poised to take over the narcotics and explosives presumptive field-testing industries. The dry, paper-based test provides an intuitive, safe, and simple solution to put field test kits back in the hands of front-line security professionals who have turned away from incumbent products due to concerns over officer safety and reliability.
SwabTek’s test kits are designed with the user in mind, replacing traditional form factors with a paper strip, eliminating the need for bulky or hazardous liquid reagent dropper bottles, breakable glass ampoules, and pressurized spray cans. Since the reagents are dry-powder, set on paper, officers will never need to pour, mix, or crush packets full of hazardous and carcinogenic liquid chemicals, eliminating any safety risk from the testing process. In addition, SwabTek’s test kits are 100% recyclable, non-hazardous, and do not require any special neutralizers or disposal procedures.
The dramatic improvement in user safety not only allows officers to be re-equipped with the tools they need to do their job, it also allows for the introduction of field-testing where it has never been possible before. Unlike the dangerous and toxic kits of incumbents, SwabTek’s tests are safe for storage, use, and disposal in the workplace, classroom, and at home.