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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....

UCT Clean Screen® THC Column Cited in Post Mortem Study

Marijuana, known for its euphoric and relaxing properties, continues to be the most commonly abused illicit drug globally. While the substance has numerous desirable affects like those noted above, long-term use has been shown to result in impaired memory, cognitive skills...

UCT Dispersive SPE Sorbent Cited in Anticoagulant Rodenticides Article

In a new paper by Lori Smith et al, published in the Journal of Food and Agricultural Chemistry (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b02280), a wide and diverse range of anticoagulant rodenticides (ARs) were analyzed in rodent liver samples using UCT’s dispersive SPE (d-SPE)...

UCT Clean Screen® FASt (Filter & Shoot) Cartridge Cited in New Drug (Tianeptine) Case Study

UCT in recognized around the world not only for manufacturing the finest solid phase extraction (SPE) sorbents, but also providing scientific support for clinical and forensic toxicology accounts worldwide. UCT’s FASt (Filter & Shoot) sorbent has recently been utilized in...

UCT’s Flagship Sorbent (ZSDAU020) cited in Remifentanil article

UCT is recognized for its support for the forensic toxicology community not only domestically, but abroad. This is demonstrated in a new article published in the journal Toxicologie Analytique & Clinique authored by Dr.J Long et al.,(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxac.2016.11.003 2352-0078). In this...

Top 10 Forensic Compounds/Topics of 2016 – Cannabis Analysis

Even within states where recreational cannabis has not been legalized, government funded crime laboratories are seeing an uptick in seized plant and edible cannabis cases.  While toxicology sections are equipped with the tools needed to extract said samples if tasked...

Top 10 Forensic Compounds/Topics of 2016 – EtG/EtS Analysis in Urine

Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and ethyl sulfate (EtS) are conjugated ethanol biomarkers.  Due to their highly polar nature (log P of 1.51 and 0.62, respectively) and lack of retention on a traditional reversed phase HPLC column, their analysis is typically plagued...

UCT SPE Cartridges cited in Equine Toxicology Study

In the fields of both human and animal toxicology, UCT Inc., is world renowned for its manufacture of the finest SPE sorbents. This is most eloquently demonstrated in an article published in Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics ((2016) 39, 469–477)...

Congrats to Greg Mercer from USFDA Pacific Regional Lab for winning the NACRW 2016 “UCT Excellence in Sample Preparation Award”

UCT Siloxane cited in Split Ring Resonator Research

UCT’s Petrarch Specialty chemical line is world renowned for being of the finest quality and employed by scientists working at the cutting edge of electronic engineering research. In a paper published by Fan Zhou et al (Northeastern University) in Optical Express...