Purdue Event Allows Hands-on Experience

Author: Abigail Weaver

Nick and Gail at Purdue CAID annual meeting

Nicholas Myers and Abigail Weaver recently demonstrated paper devices at the Center for Analytical Instrument Development (CAID) 6th annual meeting on the campus of Purdue University. This two day event allowed students, faculty, and interested members of the community to gain hands-on experience analyzing authentic or substandard pharmaceuticals as well as salt samples from all over the world.  Participants thought the pharmaceutical test cards and saltPADs would be beneficial for use in low resource settings, helping to fulfill the need for analytical chemistry in the developing world.