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Forensic Toxicology: It's a matter of half-life and death

The Toxpod Tim Scott & Peter Stockham

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

Forensic Toxicology: It's a matter of half-life and death

    TIAFT Bulletin preview - Issue 51(2)

    TIAFT Bulletin preview - Issue 51(2)

    We'll be previewing issues of the TIAFT Bulletin as they are released each quarter. 

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    The Toxpod is a production of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists. The opinions expressed by the hosts are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of TIAFT.

    • 9 min
    5 in 30 (Chemometrics, single hair analysis and GC-VUV)

    5 in 30 (Chemometrics, single hair analysis and GC-VUV)

    We look at 5 recent publications in the field of toxicology.
    Polettini A, et al. LC–QTOF-MS Presumptive Identification of Synthetic Cannabinoids without Reference Chromatographic Retention/Mass Spectral Information. II. Evaluation of a Computational Approach for Predicting and Identifying Unknown High-Resolution Product Ion Mass Spectra. (2021) Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 45(5):440-61.Kuwayama, K. et al. Development of the “selective concentration” analytical method for drug-containing hair regions based on micro-segmental analysis to identify a trace amount of drug in hair: hair analysis following single-dose ingestion of midazolam. (2021) Forensic Toxicology, 39(1):156-66.Robin, T. First-Line Toxicological Screening with Fully Automated Extraction. (2021) Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 45(3):252-68.Kranenburg, R. Spotting isomer mixtures in forensic illicit drug casework with GC–VUV using automated coelution detection and spectral deconvolution. (2021) Journal of Chromatography B, 1173:122675.Elmsjö, A. Post-Mortem Metabolomics: A Novel Approach in Clinical Biomarker Discovery and a Potential Tool in Death Investigations. (2021) Chemical Research in Toxicology, 34(6):1496-1502.
    Contact us at toxpod@tiaft.org

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    The Toxpod is a production of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists. The opinions expressed by the hosts are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of TIAFT.

    • 36 min
    New Psychoactive Substances with Alex Krotulski

    New Psychoactive Substances with Alex Krotulski

    We chat with Alex Krotulski about his work with CFSRE and NPS Discovery. You can find out more about these initiatives, and access the many resources they produce, at https://www.npsdiscovery.org/

    Contact us at toxpod@tiaft.org

    Find out more about TIAFT at www.tiaft.org

    The Toxpod is a production of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists. The opinions expressed by the hosts are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of TIAFT.

    • 35 min
    Are toxicologists too sensitive?

    Are toxicologists too sensitive?

    Modern forensic toxicologists are able to detect tiny amounts of drugs in a sample.  Is it possible we are now too sensitive?

    Contact us at toxpod@tiaft.org

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    The Toxpod is a production of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists. The opinions expressed by the hosts are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of TIAFT.

    • 29 min
    Reference Standards with Jenny Button

    Reference Standards with Jenny Button

    We chat with Jenny Button, Deputy Director of Chiron, about the use of reference standards in forensic toxicology.

    Jenny's written a book chapter about all this - it's really good! Here's a link.

    Contact us at toxpod@tiaft.org

    Find out more about TIAFT at www.tiaft.org

    The Toxpod is a production of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists. The opinions expressed by the hosts are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of TIAFT.

    • 35 min
    Activity Based Assays with Marthe Vandeputte

    Activity Based Assays with Marthe Vandeputte

    Tim chats with Marthe Vandeputte about the current and potential uses of activity based assays in forensic toxicology. Links to a couple of Marthe's papers on the topic are below:

    Validation of activity-based screening for synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists in a large set of serum samples
    In vitro functional characterization of a panel of non-fentanyl opioid new psychoactive substances
    Contact us at toxpod@tiaft.org

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    The Toxpod is a production of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists. The opinions expressed by the hosts are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of TIAFT.

    • 33 min

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