Is your lab constantly challenged by case back log while trying to validate new methods to identify designer drugs? Your challenge is common to many forensic toxicology labs around the world. To manage challenges, forensic labs deploy a variety of analytical tools, and techniques, such as immunoassay, GC-MS and LC-MS, to arrive at that conclusive result that will hold in the court of law. This webinar will present a unique LC-MS solution which offers versatile analytical workflows to meet forensic laboratory requirements for screening, quantitation, unknown identification and bulk substance analysis all in one platform. The presented solution utilizes the Thermo Scientific™ Q Exactive™ Focus quadrupole-Orbitrap mass spectrometer to collect highly specific data allowing confident identification and quantitation of compounds. Targeted and universal screening workflows with retrospective data analysis capabilities will be discussed along with confirmatory quantitative methods utilizing parallel reaction monitoring experiment (PRM). Examples of unknown structure identification of a real-case designer drug and bulk substance analysis with a DART source will also be presented.
Who Should Attend:
Researchers, Directors, Scientists in the Life Sciences/Forensic Institutes/Health Care/Doping Labs/, Core Facility Personnel interested in learning:
• Validated drugs of abuse analysis workflow
• Routine toxicology studies involving various designer drugs
• Getting rid of the sample backlog situation
• Obtaining fully defendable data in less time
What you will learn:
• Effective and efficient workflow for forensic toxicology analysis
• Screening, quantitation and confirmation of drugs of abuse compounds
• Targeted and unknown screening tools and methods
• Unknown structure identification using new LC-MS techniques
• Full scan confirmation and parallel reaction monitoring for quantitative results
For forensic use only.