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Dräger expands drug testing portfolio with quick and compact DrugCheck 3000


Blyth – One of the world’s leading manufacturers in safety technology, Dräger, is announcing the launch of its compact DrugCheck 3000, which tests simultaneously for five of the most commonly abused substances

With decades of experience in the fields of drug and alcohol testing, Dräger compliments its wide portfolio of oral drug testing equipment with the new screening device.

The launch follows a successful year for Dräger in the field of diagnostics, with Dräger’s DrugTest 5000 becoming one of only two pieces of equipment to be Type Approved for the testing of cocaine and cannabis by police, at the roadside.

The new DrugCheck 3000 has been designed to test for impairment across a range of industry sectors. The disposable kit employs the testing principle of the type approved DrugTest 5000 system, which is used by many police forces and workplaces around the country. The DrugCheck 3000 can reliably test even minute traces of cannabis – the drug consumed most frequently – which contains the active compound most diffcult to detect (THC).

Andrew Lowdon, Marketing Manager for Impairement and Sales Channel Partners at Dräger, said: “We’re delighted to announce the launch of the latest addition to our drug and alcohol testing portfolio – the DrugCheck 3000.

“It takes the principles of Dräger’s renowned diagnostics range and proven technology, in a simple, mobile piece of equipment, which can be used safely on any site and in hazardous areas.”

Within minutes, the DrugCheck 3000 shows if a person has drugs in his or her system. The compact saliva-based test yields reliable results and is easy-to-use. It doesn’t require electricity and can be used anywhere, making ‘on-the-go’ testing quick and convenient.
Substance misuse is thought to cost the UK economy billions of pounds a year and the DrugCheck 3000 will help to combat what can be a major problem for businesses leading to rising absenteeism, reduced productivity as well as an increased risk of accidents.

Andrew continued: “More and more workplaces are approaching Dräger for solutions to what is potentially a real menace to an organisation’s efficiency and reputation. We’re finding more employers are realising that with the right equipment, screeing for drugs and alcohol can be a very simple and unobtrusive process. Employees who are under the influence of drugs not only put their own health at risk, but also increase the risk of accidents involving others or machinery, with far-reaching consequences for the company.

“We’re committed to supporting that duty of care and with the DrugCheck 3000 and our full range of diagnostics solutions, can offer a robust means of detecting and reducing substance abuse for a safer workplace.”

The DrugCheck 3000 consists of two easy-to-use components – a swab for obtaining a saliva sample and a test cassette for the analysis. It can test for cocaine, opiates, amphetamine, methamphetamine and cannabis.

To find out more about Dräger’s drug and alcohol testing solutions, visit