Yes. With the recent acquisition of the breath alcohol testing business of National Patent Analytical Systems in March 2013, Intoximeters now employs infrared detection as the primary sensor in our Intox DMT product line. In addition, Intoximeters employs infrared detection as a secondary sensor in our Intox EC/IR II product (which uses electrochemical fuel cell as the primary sensor).
Not presently, but in the 1970’s we built several GC instruments. These were excellent analyzers, however, the training required of the operator and the maintenance required to keep the analyzer up and running made the instrument impractical for use outside of a laboratory.
No, Intoximeters does not utilize the tin oxide sensor in any of its EBT or PBT instrumentation. Intoximeters utilizes the electrochemical fuel cell as its primary sensor in all of its PBTs, desktop, and portable systems. With the recent acquisition of the breath testing business of National Patent Analytical Systems in March 2013, Intoximeters does employ infrared spectrometry as its primary sensor in the Intox DMT product line.