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UCT Frits Cited in Prenatal Tobacco and Alcohol Study

Tobacco and alcohol use during pregnancy is a serious public health concern, resulting in adverse obstetrical and neonatal outcomes including miscarriage, preeclampsia, low birth weight, preterm delivery, fetal growth restriction, decreased head circumference, placenta abruption, and facial abnormalities. Fetal alcohol...

UCT SPE Column and Derivatizing Reagent Cited in Warfarin UKIAFT Presentation

Forensic entomotoxicology relies upon xenobiotic accumulation within feeding insects from typically deceased individuals who have been administered a drug prior to death. Warfarin is the most widely used anticoagulant globally, prescribed for the prevention of thromboembolism disorders such as deep...

UCT Consumables Cited in Mephedrone Study

Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone) is a synthetic cathinone derivative which has a similar chemical structure and effects to other stimulant recreational drugs such as amphetamine. Mephedrone was first introduced to the United Kingdom recreational drug market in the years 2007-2008 and has...

Clean Screen® DAU Cited in Opiate GC-MS/MS Article

Opiates are one of the most commonly prescribed and abused drugs around the world. Detection and quantification of natural opiates and their keto derivatives in blood and urine samples are commonly a part of routine forensic toxicology testing. In a...

UCT Sorbent Cited in TIAFT Fentanyl and 18 Novel Fentanyl Analogs Presentation

In a presentation given at TIAFT 2018 (P277) by M.F.Fogerty et al., the development and optimization of a method for the following compounds was presented: fentanyl, norfentanyl, furanylfentanyl, butyrylfentanyl, methoxyacetylfentanyl, despropionylfentanyl, tetrahydrofuranylfentanyl, fluoro-isobutyrylfentanyl (FIBF), acrylfentanyl, para-fluorofentanyl, ortho-fluorofentanyl, carfentanil, α-methylfentanyl, β-methylfentanyl,...

UCT 521 Enviro-Clean® 521 Sorbent Cited in Disinfection Study

Chlorine sanitizers used in washing fresh and fresh-cut produce can lead to generation of disinfection by-products (DBPs) that are harmful to human health. Monitoring of DBPs is necessary to protect food safety but comprehensive analytical methods have been lacking. In...