Greetings from medieval Cologne!
I’ve arrived this sunny Monday afternoon on time, thank you Easy Jet, in this beautiful city on the Rhine ahead of the DRUID Final Conference to take place tomorrow and Wednesday. Apologies beforehand, but it is going to be impossible to write this blog without using lots of acronyms as you shall soon find out.
In October 2006, the EC funded DRUID project was started. The objective of DRUID was to give scientific support to the EU transport policy to reach the 2010 road safety target by establishing guidelines and measures to combat impaired driving.
Concateno has played a large role in the study with their Cozart DDS oral fluid analyser being one of the devices used in the study to screen for drug use on European roads.
Part of the DRUID project was the evaluation of oral fluid screening devices by TISPOL to harmonise European police requirements and specifications (ESTHER). This is where Concateno and the Cozart DDS were involved. The Cozart DDS was evaluated by the roadside in 6 countries across by local traffic police forces associated with the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL), and tomorrow, we find out how it did.
Over the next few days I will be writing a daily blog to summarise the days events at the conference as well as my general experiences of Cologne.
Hope you enjoy and find it interesting!