A handheld screening device designed to identify and quantify psychoactive substances within 5 seconds.

Drug Checking.
Mobile NIR Laboratory for Harm Reduction.

5 sec.

until the substance and the cutting agents are displayed. Fast and accurate.


analyzed substances allow precise prediction of all major psychedelic substances.


psychoactive substances including mixtures such as Heroin and Cocaine are precisely detected.

Mobile NIR Laboratory: Instant Analysis Solution for Drug Checking Services

Numerous government agencies and harm reduction organizations already rely on our breakthrough solution for immediate risk assessment. NIRLAB for harm reduction swiftly and accurately identifies and quantifies all major psychoactive substances.

NIRLAB analyses diverse types of products in less than 5 seconds. It also allows to scale your service by reducing your costs per analysis significantly.

Florentin Coppey
NIRLAB | Founder

Instant Analysis. Costs reduced significantly. Scale for good.

NIRLAB has developed the most advanced solution to detect and identify psychoactive substances for Harm Reduction Services.

  • No sample preparation
  • Unlimited number of analyses
  • Instant and reliable results
  • Analyse up to 3 substances in a mixture
  • Mobile App + mobile NIR Spectrometer + powerful AI Technology

Our innovative technology is designed to quickly and accurately detect which common psychoactive substances (street drugs and synthetic drugs) are involved. Cuttingagents and precursors are also identified in the same analysis process.

Experience the power of NIRLAB’s advanced AI & sensing technology!

See how easy it is

NIRLAB gets your results in 5 seconds, reliable and uncomplicated. Watch our tutorial on analysing psychoactive substances.

Reliable identification of all major substances

NIRLAB is designed to perform high precision analysis anywhere in a safe, standardized and simple way.


Our mobile NIRLIGHT will convince you with its cost-effectiveness, exceptional performance and ease of use.


Our user-friendly and smart designed apps are available on the app stores and are displaying results within 5 seconds.


Our powerful user and admin solutions allows you to manage users, devices and results, download reports and export data.

Drug Checking Lab. Tailor-made if required.

NIRLAB supports your harm reduction organization in your needs and develops advanced and accurate data models to your specific requirements.

NIRLAB as well customizes the solution to the specific needs of your harm reduction organization.

High precision NIRLIGHT

Identifying and quantifying a specific material at the touch of a button is possible with the NIRLIGHT near-infrared spectrometer:

an ultra-lightweight, wireless analyzer for instant quantitative and qualitative analysis on site and in the field. NIRLIGHT analyzes the spectrum of materials. 

NIRLIGHT can be used in any industries (harm reduction, pharmaceutical, food, feed, chemical, safety), whether the materials are solid or liquid, transparent or colored. The results can be displayed instantaneously on the NIRAPP and impress in precision.

NIRLIGHT Advantages

Designed for use in the field as well as in the laboratory. 

+IP67 Rated

The device is 100% protected against solid objects like dust and protected against the effects of temporary immersion between 15 cm and 1 m.

+ Destruction-free Analysis

Little or no sample preparation is needed. No special training required.

+ No Maintenance

No special maintenance is required.

+ Long Battery Life

Fully charged device lasts minimum of 10 hours of continuous use. 

+ Results Displayed Instantly

NIRLAB App for iOS and Android delivers results quickly.


NIRAPP is our mobile App for Android and iOS and displays the results of the analyzed substance within 5 seconds.

It is highly customizable and user friendly and all the needed features and functions you want to find in a mobile Laboratory are already on board.

The FIELDLAB solution qualifies and quantifies psychoactive substances like all major drugs in various forms like powders, flowers, liquids, pills. Cuttingagents and precursors are also identified in the same analysis process.

The result in the NIRAPP shows: 

  1. The measured spectrum of questioned substance

  2. Identification of the substance

  3. Quantification of the substance

  4. Cutting agent (if applicable)

  5. Confidence level


Great minds think alike. And great ideas are recognized.
See our awards!

NIRLAB is capable to generate precise data on equal level of a gold standard laboratory. We have proven this with the ISO 17025 certification of the NIRLAB system at UNIL.

Prof. Pierre Esseiva
UNIL Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration

Science & Blog

NIRLAB solutions analyze substances using near infrared. Learn more about the scientific background.

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Are you inter­ested in a col­lab­ora­tion with us?

NIRLAB has already been integrated into various applications of large international organizations. Let’s talk about your project. We will explore possibilities together and find a successful partnership model.


Have a look at our apps

Nirlab at Apple App Store
Nirlab at Google App Store