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Tool made in Triangle detects date rape drugs

WRAL.comMay 22, 2019

One in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In some cases, date rape drugs are used.

More and more companies are working to come up with ways to stop the problem.

SipChip, designed in the Triangle, is a small pad that tests drinks to see if they have been contaminated.

“The SipChip is now able to detect the most common date rape drug things like roofies in over 100 different types of beverages ranging from alcoholic to nonalcoholic,” said Dr. Nicolas Letourneau, who invented the SipChip.

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