The technology detects drug use by analysing fingerprint sweat – screening for multiple drugs of abuse in under 10 minutes.

It is one of a number of moves by the company this year. Earlier this month, the Cambridge-based firm announced the appointment of a programme manager for R&D.

In April, it also announced that a director of quality had been appointed, while in March, Intelligent Fingerprinting scaled its manufacturing capacity 10-fold.

Says chief executive Dr Jerry Walker: “Drug rehabilitation providers need to maintain an open relationship with clients that’s based on trust, so it’s critical that drug testing is quick, easy and – most importantly – dignified.

“Our new fingerprint drug test can help drug rehabilitation programmes to deliver drug screening directly in communities in a positive way, while also helping measure each client’s progress towards recovery.”