Specialties Chemicals News

UCT Specialty Chemical Cited in Microalgae Study

Microalgae are promising alternatives to petroleum as renewable biofuel sources, however not sufficiently economically competitive yet. In a recent paper published in Lab On A Chip ((2019) 19 4128) authored by Song-I Han et al., UCT’s specialty chemical tridecafluoro-1,1,2,2- tetrahydrooctyl-1-trichlorosilane...

UCT Silane Cited in Droplet-Based Microfluidic Article

The kidneys are considered critical for the long-term control of blood pressure by regulation of body fluid and blood volume. In support of this concept, the kidneys control the systemic activity of the pro-hypertensive renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system by regulating the production...

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 Flagship Sorbent Cited in Khat Analysis Study

Khat (Catha edulis) is a plant containing alkaloid compounds that are structurally related to amphetamine. Khat leaves are chewed continuously and kept in the cheek for several hours. The juice produced from chewing is swallowed while the remaining khat leaf...

DAU Sorbent cited in Equine Toxicology Study

In a recent study published in Drug Testing and Analysis (DOI: 10.1002/dta.2378), authored by Heather K. Knych et al, UCT’s Clean Screen® DAU was employed to extract grapiprant following oral administration to exercised thoroughbred horses. Grapiprant is a newly approved...

UCT Silane Cited in Organ-On-Chip Article

The ventricular myocardium of the human heart is composed of an anisotropic tissue structure that allows for force generation and contraction to pump blood throughout the body. It has long been established that the collagen-rich, fibrous, extracellular matrix environment guides...

UCT Flagship Sorbent Clean Screen DAU cited in SOFT-TIAFT U-4700 Presentation

The new psychoactive substance (NPS) compound U-47700 also known as U4, is a US Schedule I synthetic opioid which was originally synthesized by the pharmaceutical firm Upjohn in the 1970’s.  This drug acts as a selective agonist of the µ-opioid receptor...

Join UCT at the Medical Cannabis Educational Summit March 5th, 2018!

Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) is hosting its Spring 2018 Medical Cannabis Educational Summit. UCT, in conjunction with Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, will be leading a symposium for those who work in cannabis testing laboratories or are looking to start one.  Talks...

UCT’s CUNAX2 Solid Phase Sorbent Cited in Surfactant Article

Many contaminants are now entering the composition of industrial and domestic products (personal care products, cosmetics, detergents, etc.). Following a massive and varied use of these products, significant amounts of pollutants can be found at different levels of the water...

UCT Flagship Sorbent Clean Screen DAU cited in Piperazines Stability Study

Of all the drugs plaguing analytical forensic toxicologists, the newer psychoactive substances (NPS) are the most challenging. One of the older NPS’s is the Synthetic Piperazines (SP) class. While circumventing legislative controls, SP’s are encountered as “legal” alternatives to ecstasy....