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Overbrook Scientific, Inc.. (7/30/12). "Press Release: Overbrook Scientific, Inc. Adds Oral Fluids-based LDTD Posters to Website".

Organisations Organisation Overbrook Scientific Inc.
  Organisation 2 Phytronix Technologies Inc.
Products Product LDTD Ion Source (Laser Diode Thermal Desorption Ion Source)
  Product 2 drugs of abuse test
Person Person Halpern, Richard (Overbrook Scientific 201006)
     


Overbrook Scientific, Inc., US distributor for Phytronix Technologies' Laser Diode Thermal Desorption (LDTD) ion source announces that five new application notes and posters, originally presented at the recently completed Society of Forensic Toxicology (SOFT) show (July 2012) in Boston, MA (USA) have been added to the website (http://www.overbrookscientific.com/Technical-Support/LDTD-Application-Notes/toxicology.aspx).

Significant is the fact that LDTD has been used in high throughput screening and/or confirmations of drugs of abuse testing in toxicology laboratories going beyond the urine matrix, and now includes oral fluids (saliva) and whole blood. LDTD provides ultra-fast analysis of drugs and metabolites screening with minimal sample preparation.

Amongst the new posters are five that focus on use of the Phytronix Technologies' Laser Diode Thermal Desorption (LDTD) ion source in conjunction with the OraSure (Bethelehem, PA) Intercept® device used for saliva collection. The ease of use of the Intercept® oral fluid sampling device provides an accurate and fast sampling method for many drugs of abuse. Titles include:

> AN-1212 - Butalbital, Secobarbital and Phenobarbital Confirmation in Oral Fluids by Laser Diode Thermal Desorption (LDTD) -MS/MS

> AN-1207 - Fentanyl Confirmation in Oral Fluids by Laser Diode Thermal Desorption (LDTD) - MS/MS.

> AN-1206 - Phencyclididine (PCP) Confirmation in Oral Fluids by Laser Diode Thermal Desorption (LDTD) - MS/MS.

> AN-1204 - Amphetamine and Methamphetamine Confirmation in Oral Fluids by Laser Diode Thermal Desorption (LDTD) - MS/MS.

> AN-1202 - Cocaine Confirmation in Oral Fluids by Laser Diode Thermal Desorption (LDTD) - MS/MS.

The LDTD technology working in tandem with Mass spectrometer (MS/MS) is geared towards high throughput applications in drug discovery research, toxicology, forensics, food safety and environmental monitoring.


About Phytronix Technologies, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Phytronix Technologies Inc. is a privately owned company based in Québec City, province of Québec, Canada. The company produces and markets laboratory scientific instruments and exports LDTD Ion Source around the world. Since its establishment, the company shows a growth of 20 to 50% per year.

About Overbrook Scientific, Inc.

Founded in 2001, Overbrook Scientific, Inc. is a privately owned company based in Boston, MA, USA. The company is organized in two divisions - sales of analytical instrumentation, and laboratory support services through its Overbrook Support Services division. The later is the preferred vendor of the Mass Biotech Council for analytical instrumentation service and support.

About OraSure Technologies

Based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, OraSure Technologies is a leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of oral fluid diagnostic and collection devices and other technologies designed to detect or diagnose critical medical conditions. In addition, the Company supplies oral-fluid testing solutions for drugs of abuse testing.

Intercept® is a registered trademark of OraSure Technologies, Inc.

Contact: Richard Halpern, rhalpern@overbrookscientific.com 617-364-7683
Overbrook Scientific, Inc. 11 Fairmount Avenue, Boston, MA 02136

   
Record changed: 2016-03-19

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