Tag Archive: drugs

Feb 05

Which legal highs will soon become illegal highs?

Legal highs – also known as New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) – are a constant concern. Whether it’s prison officers falling ill after inhaling legal highs used by inmates or high-profile sports stars believed to have had chemical reactions after apparently taking them, it seems they are always in the news. But what are legal highs? …

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May 01

Metabolism of therapeutic peptides

Peptide and protein based drugs are significantly more complicated to work with than small molecules, and as yet do not have specific guidelines for their development with regards to in-vivo metabolites. The analysis of metabolites from small molecule drugs is defined by the FDA in the metabolites in safety testing guidelines (MIST, 2008). Currently, analytical …

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Mar 20

Ultrasensitive immunoassays using single molecule counting technology

Traditional ELISA-based immunoassays have struggled to determine baseline endogenous concentrations for many biomarkers. The Erenna® Immunoassay System is based on the same principles as a plate-based sandwich ELISA but offers 50-1000 fold greater sensitivity through a combination of microparticle bead (MB) capture and single molecule counting of fluorescently labelled detection molecules. MB’s have the dual …

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Oct 03

Rapid rise in workplace drugs testing

The BBC today have said that workplace drug testing has increased significantly in the UK. In an article, which featured LGC, the BBC claimed that the rise in the number of annual tests carried out by drugs screening companies is between 40 and 470%. LGC has seen a 100% increase in the number of annual …

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Jul 07

National Transplant Week: the science that saves lives

National Transplant Week 2014 logo

National Transplant Week begins in earnest today with charities across the UK campaigning to encourage people to register as organ donors, tackling the ‘I’ll do it later’ mind-set. There are thousands of people waiting for a life-saving transplant but on average, three people die every day because there are not enough organs available. These numbers …

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Jan 16

Can we stay on top of legal highs?

  Last week it emerged that the UK death rate from Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS), more commonly known as ‘legal highs’, is double the European average. Experts also warned that the rate at which new drugs are entering the market continues to rise. Legal highs are a global problem. A UN report last week declared that …

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May 09

LGC supports science, innovation, research, analysis and…“This Morning”

LGC is a world leader in forensic science and the UK’s leading full service forensics provider. We offer a comprehensive range of forensic science services, based on an extensive range of techniques and serve the police, crime enforcement agencies and an increasing number of private sector clients. In order to highlight the role that forensic …

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