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World Health Organization highlights food safety

This year the World Health Organization (WHO) dedicated the World Health Day to highlight the importance of food safety. World Health Day is celebrated annually on April 7 to mark the 1948 founding of the WHO.   The theme was, “Food...

Clean Screen DAU Columns used in the analysis of ethylone related deaths

Researchers at the University of Florida, led by Dr. Bruce Goldberger, recently published an article in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology (DOI: 10.1093/jat/bkv053).  The paper investigates nine postmortem cases in which ethylone, a synthetic cathinone, was identified. The composition of...

UCT Receives ISO Certification

UCT has consistently produced high quality and reproducible organosilicon products.  That commitment was ensured through rigorous manufacturing and quality assurance programs.  Today we are pleased to announce that the system’s upon which our quality is based have been rewarded.  We...

CBS News report focuses on pesticide residues found in marijuana plants in the state of Colorado

CBS News recently reported that the state of Colorado is stepping up enforcement of testing and quarantining marijuana plants contaminated with banned pesticide materials.  You can click on the link to read the full article here: www.cbsnews.com/news/colorado-cracking-down-on-pot-pesticides/ Until now enforcement has...

Clean Screen® DAU Columns in Zolpidem urinary metabolite detection study

Researchers investigated and validated a method for the extraction and analysis of zolpidem and its metabolite, zolpidem 4-phenyl carboxylic acid (ZCA) from urine.  Zolpidem (Ambien®) is the most widely prescribed insomnia treatment in the USA.  Little is known about zolpidem...

Dextromethorphan and Dextrorphan Recovery from Skeletal Tissue Investigated

The article, published in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis is titled ‘Analysis of dextromethorphan and dextrorphan in decomposed skeletal tissues by microwave assisted extraction, microplate solid-phase extraction and gas chromatography – mass-spectrometry (MAE-MPSPE-GSMS)’, DOI: 10.1002/dta.1754. Dextromethorphan is an antitussive compound that has abuse...