MAVAND won national competitive tender in France with their saliva drug test Rapid STAT. During the next 3 years MAVAND delivers their Rapid STAT test to the Police Nationale, Gendarmerie and Military of France.
This decision was made after a 2 ½ years lasting tendering phase. The tender of the French Ministry started in February 2006. After examination of all applicants products 3 companies were selected for the final round in 2007. Several thousand testing s have been performed under real conditions in the period of Apri 2007 until March 2008 with the tests of the 3 selected companies. On 1st July 2008 the Minister of the Interior, Michèle Alliot-Marie (MAM) announced officially that the French government has decided for the application of the saliva drug test Rapid STAT.
Decision criteria were the handling, sensitivity and specificity with a weighting of 60% and the price with a weighting of 40%. Citation of MAM in Le Figaro “…Le plus fiable a été retenu…” (“….The most reliable has been selected…”). Start of the control measurements with 52,000 pieces Was 11th August 2008 in the South of France.