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UCT Releases Two New Timely Toxicological Applications!

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...

UCT Clean Screen EtG Sorbent Cited in Nerve Agent Article

The use of chemical weapon nerve agents is banned by international convention and widely considered a human rights violation. Nonetheless, nerve agents have been used in attacks on military personnel and civilians in Iraq, Japan, Malaysia, Britain and Syria. For...

UCT FASt THC Cartridges Cited in Analyzing Beverages for Cannabinoids

In the past decade, use of cannabinoids in the United States has increased tremendously. This increase has been primarily in marijuana-infused products, initially as food products and now as beverages. The three most common beverage matrices involve fermented (beer/ale), brewed...

UCT Clean Screen® Sorbent Cited in Carfentanil Study

Carfentanil (methyl 1-(2-phenylethyl)-4-[phenyl(propanoyl)amino]piperidine-4- carboxylate) is the most potent opioid used commercially with a quantitative potency approximately 10,000 times that of morphine and 100 times that of fentanyl. The drug is marketed under the trade name ‘Wildnil’ as a general anesthetic...

UCT Clean Screen DAU cited in Postmortem Toxicology Article

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimated that 76% of drug related fatalities during 2016 were related to the misuse of opioids. The UNODC also reported that the production of opium and cocaine are at the highest...

UCT Clean Up® Sorbent (CUBCX123) Cited in Radiochemistry Study

Gallium-68 (68Ga, t1/2 ¼ 67.8 min) owns great potential in nuclear medicine being extensively used in labelling of biomolecules like somatostatin and PSMA inhibitor analogues. 68Ga decay to stable Zinc-68 (68Zn) nuclide via electron capture (11%) and positron decay (89%)...