Automated detection and control of controlled substances
Poster Jan 26, 2015
Joe Bradley, Ian Johns
Chemical and pharmaceutical companies routinely work with controlled substances, and must have adequate controls in place to meet the rapidly changing legislative requirements of the countries in which they operate.
This legislation is becoming increasingly complex and changes frequently as legislators try to keep up with emerging “legal highs”. Meanwhile, externalization of R&D means that compounds are synthesised, stored and transported across a multiplicity of geographies with differing laws.
In 2013 Scitegrity, in conjunction with the Pistoia Alliance and a number of pharmaceutical companies, developed Controlled Substances Squared (CS2) to address this challenge.
The system is able to scan large chemical libraries (millions of compounds) and determine whether a compound is considered as controlled in a country and what controls are needed.