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In response to Alberta’s declaration of the 'public health emergency regarding Fentanyl overdoses', INDIGO is attempting to purchase a FT-IR Spectroscopy and mobile laboratory to provide substance checking to all demographics across Alberta. 

Right now the province of Alberta is lacking access to any type of substance checking tool and Indigo currently has limitations from the reagent testing we are providing at festivals. This accurate tool will give Albertan's the right to check their substances to ensure what they believe to be consuming is safe. This technology would be ideal for identifying unknown substances as it quickly identifies substances from a unique infrared spectrum, which is automatically matched to a database that will immediately shows up the exact contents of the substance.

The spectrometer will be available to the community year-round through INDIGO and plan for this to be a mobile unit to assist us at Music Festivals across Western Canada. 

Please help us in our goal to raise funds to make Alberta communities safer!

What is an FT-IR Spectroscopy?

Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) is ideal for identifying unknown substances. The technique is fast, easy and versatile, and can analyze solids, liquids, pastes and gases. Unknown samples can even be identified from mixtures, which is vital when sampling drugs that may have impurities, fillers or cutting agents. Irrespective of visual appearance or form, substances are quickly identified from their unique infrared spectrum, which is automatically matched to a database, just like identifying a human fingerprint. Each analysis takes less than a minute and requires no sample preparation or additional chemicals or consumables. Due to its compact size and durable components the ALPHA II Drug Identification Kit is not only suitable for stationary use but   also can be moved in a carrying case and allows the use in mobile laboratories. A crucial factor for successfully identifying drug substances is the availability of comprehensive and up-to-date spectral databases. 

For More Information on Indigo Harm Reduction Services Please visit our website or our facebook page
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