UCT is pleased to be attending for the first time Emirates Forensic, the Middle East region’s largest event on Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine. Emirates Forensic will be held from 2nd to 4th of April 2017 in Sheikh Maktoum Hall of the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The show is being organized by INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions Org. Est along with its strategic partner, Dubai Police. Stop by BOOTH A05 to learn more about UCT's latest product offerings and collaborations.Continue Reading
UCT is known in the industry as the premier manufacturer of Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) sorbents. Many of these clean-up products are commonly utilized in the food safety and public protection markets, for example in the detection of Ractopamine (RAC) in animal feed. RAC is a phenylethanolamine that has been approved for use as a feed additive in some countries to enhance leanness in animal selected species. It is used with the purpose of increasing the rate of weight gain, improving feed efficiency and increasing carcass leanness. Despite these benefits, the use of RAC has been related to adverse effects in cardiovascular and central nervous systems of animals and consumers. In a paper authored by Caldeira et al., published in the journal Accreditation and Quality Assurance ((2017) 22,91–96), an analytical method was developed and validated based on extracting RAC with acetate buffer, hydrolyzing with β-glucuronidase and a purifying by SPE using UCT’s world renowned flagship SPE sorbent Clean Screen® DAU.Continue Reading
Check out UCT's new technical article in Chromatography Today, "A Modified QuEChERS Approach for the Extraction of Common Prescription and Illicit Drugs from Liver Prior to LC-MS/MS Analysis."
Preliminary studies have shown that the QuEChERS technique should be considered as a reliable alternative when extracting multiple drug classes from challenging biological matrices. The project described here, explores a modified universal QuEChERS approach for sample clean-up in post-mortem liver, coupled with LC-MS detection, for the analysis of several common prescription and illicit drugs. Read more here.Continue Reading