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Outside the Lab Point of care testing, Forensics

Putting a Finger on Substance Abuse

The words “drug testing” perhaps call to mind on-the-spot requests – from “fill the cup” to high-speed blood draws from unconscious patients suspected of an overdose. Few people, upon hearing those words, picture a dignified or noninvasive situation – but that’s exactly what a new fingerprint drug screening test hopes to provide.

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Michael Schubert

While obtaining degrees in biology from the University of Alberta and biochemistry from Penn State College of Medicine, I worked as a freelance science and medical writer. I was able to hone my skills in research, presentation and scientific writing by assembling grants and journal articles, speaking at international conferences, and consulting on topics ranging from medical education to comic book science. As much as I’ve enjoyed designing new bacteria and plausible superheroes, though, I’m more pleased than ever to be at Texere, using my writing and editing skills to create great content for a professional audience.

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