Sample Preparation News

Fentanyl Overdose Analysis Executed on UCT SPE Column

There have been 256 fatal overdoses from illicit drugs in the first four months of this year in Canada, already more than half the 480 that occurred for all of 2015. Fentanyl’s connection to those deaths has been surging at...

The Use of ZSTHC020 in German Cannabinoids Study

Of all the analytes that Forensic Toxicologists are asked to test for, THC still remains high on the list. In this recent study published in  the International Journal of Legal Medicine (DOI 10.1007/s00414-016-1368-6) from the Institute of Legal Medicine (Muenster, Germany),...

UCT featured in Select Science article, “11 Methods to Ensure Food Safety.”

UCT has been featured in Select Science article, “11 Methods to Ensure Food Safety” with the recently released ‘Patulin Analysis in Apple Juice’ application. Patulin is a naturally occurring mycotoxin that is produced by several species of fungi, such as Penicillium and Byssochlamys, and has been implicated as a possible...

Clean Screen® DAU Columns Utilized in Characterization of Oxycodone and Metabolites in Human Hair

An article titled, ‘The Disposition of Oxycodone and Metabolite in Human Hair’ was recently published in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology (DOI:10.1093/jat/bkv076).  Researchers investigated and validated a method for the identification of oxycodone (OC) and its first-order metabolite, oxymorphone (OM) from...

Thank you for attending our booth at NACRW 2015!

UCT would like to extend a special thanks to all of this year’s attendees at NACRW who paid visit to the booth and/or attended our sponsored lunch and learn focused on veterinary drug residue analysis. This year was a great...

UCT presenting poster at the American Association of Clinical Chemistry

UCT application chemist, Dr. Xiaoyan Wang, is presenting a poster on the use of QuEChERS as a novel extraction technique for the determination of benzodiazepines and steroids in whole blood. In clinical laboratories, the commonly used sample preparation techniques include...

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...

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...