The compendium includes information on sample collection and preparation, immunoassay screening and LC/QQQ confirmation. It also reflects changes to the mandatory guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs, and contains protocols for all the newly recommended Schedule II prescription medications. Agilent developed the compendium in collaboration with Immunalysis Corp.To download the application compendium “Drugs and Metabolites in Oral Fluid,” visit Agilent’s Forensics & Toxicology website. Webinar Series for Forensic Practitioners Throughout the year, Agilent will sponsor a monthly online educational series focusing on the analysis of designer drugs and drugs of abuse. Hosted by RTI International’s online education service on www.ForensicEd.org, the webinars listed below will also be available for replay following the live events. Additional webinars will be announced at a later date. Comprehensive Workflow for Screening and Confirmation of Drugs in Oral Fluids, now accessible for replay at Forensic Science Education: Dr. Christine Moore of Immunalysis Corp. discusses designer drug compendiums, oral fluids sample collection, preparation, drug extraction, immunoassay screening and LC/QQQ confirmation equipment. LC/QQQ Screening for 300 Designer Drugs and Metabolites, Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. EST: Dr. Tony DiCaprio of Florida International University’s Forensic Science Institute will describe current work focusing on the development of LC-QQQ-MS/MS-based methods for rapid screening of designer drugs in forensic analysis. GC/MS and GC/QQQ Screening for 300 Designer Drugs and Metabolites, Thursday, April 18 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. EST: Dr. Jose Almirall, also of Florida International University’s Forensic Science Institute, will focus on the expanded Designer Drug Library that FIU has developed in partnership with Agilent; discussion will also focus on the entire workflow for effective and rapid screening of designer drugs. Webinar co-sponsor RTI International is the Center of Excellence for the United States National Institute of Justice. The upcoming webinars are part of RTI’s specialized forensic education service, which provides online forensic science training and continuing education courses to practitioners in forensic science, law enforcement, medico-legal death investigation and forensic toxicology.
About NMS LabsNMS Labs ( www.nmslabs.com) based in Willow Grove, Pa., is the nation’s premiere independent clinical toxicology and diagnostic laboratory, backed by a comprehensive list of accreditations and a team of more than 200 scientific staff. A national reference laboratory, it offers more than 2,500 assays that test for commonly abused and therapeutic drugs, environmental agents, metals and more. About Immunalysis Corporation Immunalysis Corporation ( www.immunalysis.com) develops, manufactures and markets immunoassay reagents for the screening of drugs of abuse and other small molecules in a variety of biological matrices. The company draws upon its expertise in organic chemistry, immunology, biochemistry, assay development and quality control to supply immunoassay reagents and validated automation options. This combination provides forensic toxicologists with powerful complete drug screening solutions to meet the challenges demanded by alternative matrices. About Agilent Technologies Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com. NOTE TO EDITORS: Further technology, corporate citizenship and executive news is available at www.agilent.com/go/news.