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XtrackT SPE column used in research work focused on doping control in horse racing

The major metabolite of Dopamine, 3-methoxytyramine (3-MT) is monitored in equine urine samples as an indicator of dopaminergic manipulation from Levodopa administration. Tyramine is a biogenic amine produced by decarboxylation of amino acid L-Tyrosine. Changes in the diet could alter...

Sri Lankan Folk Medicine Could Save Lives

The terpene-filled plant, Plectranthus zeylanicus Benth can be found growing in the hills of Sri Lanka and has been used in Sri Lankan folk medicine as a treatment for inflammation and microbial infections.  A team of international researchers has been...

UCT’s DAU column cited in a Study on Postmortem Quantitation of Amphetamine

In a recent article published in the MDPI journal, authored by Ahmed I. Al-Asmari et al., UCT’s Clean Screen® DAU column (CSDAU203) was employed to extract Amphetamines from cadaveric fluids. The objective of this research was to conduct an epidemiological...

Analyzing pesticides and metal(loid)s in imported tobacco to Saudi Arabia and risk assessment of inhalation exposure to certain metals

Researchers at the Reference Laboratory for Food Chemistry, Saudi Food & Drug Authority (SFDA), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, have discovered more toxins in cigarettes than previously thought. The researchers analyzed 60 tobacco samples from 8 popular cigarettes brands commercially available in...

Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of a Cannabidiol Supplement in Horses

A new study led by researchers at Oklahoma State University focuses on a better understanding of the pharmacokinetics of orally administered cannabidiol in horses. With the growing popularity of cannabidiol products in the equine industry, it becomes necessary to comprehend...

UCT releases 2 new application notes

UCT has recently published two new application notes described below. View the full details by accessing the associated links!   Release 1: Analysis of Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine and Desethylchloroquine in Urine Using SPE and LC-MS/MS –  Since the outbreak of the...

UCT Clean Screen® DAU Sorbent the Go-to for Post Mortem Skeleton Analysis

The main aims of postmortem toxicological analysis are to determine the presence of possible substances in the corpses and their role in the cause of death. For that, conventional matrices typically used are blood, pericardial fluid, vitreous humor and urine,...

UCT’s Clean Screen® ETG Columns Top Performer for Nerve Agents in Bone Analysis

In a recently published paper in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology (Katie M Rubin, Bruce A Goldberger, Timothy J Garrett, Detection of Chemical Weapon Nerve Agents in Bone by Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry, Journal of Analytical Toxicology, Volume 44, Issue 4,...

UCT’s XtrackT® C18 Cartridges Featured in Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug Analysis in Equine Urine for Doping Control

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly implemented in the treatment of inflammation, pain and fever when used in therapeutic doses in human and veterinary medicine. The use of NSAIDs in racehorses is tightly regulated because of their ability to influence...

FDA Publishes New PFAS in Food Method Utilizing UCT QuEChERS!

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are a diverse group of synthetic organofluorine compounds that have been widely used in industrial applications and consumer products such as non-stick cookware, food packaging, fire-fighting foams, carpeting, apparels and metal plating. PFASs are persistent...