After they launched the device, production went into overdrive in order to keep up with demand across the country and worldwide. Before, test devices didn't detect K-2 or K-3 compounds.
Express Diagnostics CEO, Paul Johnson says, "They were going in for a test where most of these parole offices typical test THC, cocaine, methamphetamine and they were going to get away with it on K-2."
Since it's a forensic test, they have been distributing most of their drug-tests to correction facilities and law enforcement agencies both nationally and internationally. It's 5 minute test, the top line is a control line. The bottom line is the test line. If there is no line present, it's a presumptive positive test, two lines means it's negative.
Express Diagnostics CEO, Paul Johnson says, "A year and a half ago we recognized the popularity of K-2 and where it was going.
But you know you continue to research but about six months ago we really went into RMD process to make a product that was viable to market."
K-2 was outlawed last year by the drug enforcement agency, K-3 is also gaining a lot of attention, and its currently legal since the compounds are always changing it's difficult for the D-E-A to keep up.
Johnson says, "I do believe that as the popularity is up they will become illegal but the users and the ones formulating are trying to keep ahead, until they find a way to outlaw it all together."
They expect FDA approval within the next 6 months to a year. Once it's approved it will then become a medical device and can be distributed to hospitals and employment sights.