A Workflow for Comprehensive Analysis of Forensic Samples Using Electron and Chemical Ionization High Resolution Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry
Poster Oct 30, 2014
David E. Alonso, Joe Binkley, and John Rorabeck
Controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines are commonly seized by law enforcement officials and routinely analyzed by forensic laboratories. More recently, synthetic drugs such as bath salts and cannabinoids, as well as naturally occurring “herbal remedies” and hallucinogenic mushrooms, have gained popularity as chemical stimulants and opiate substitutes. This study focuses on the comprehensive profiling of complex botanicals obtained from drug seizures.
Despite the developments in conventional PCR, the complexity of multiplex Real Time PCR is still limited due to the lack of sufficient detection channels. To achieve high-end multiplexing capacity on standard Real Time PCR machines, Anapa Biotech has developed the MeltPlex® technology (see box on right).READ MORE