Sponsors

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Corporate sponsors


AB Sciex

SCIEX helps to improve the world we live in by enabling scientists and laboratory analysts to push the limits in their field and address the complex analytical challenges they face. The company's global leadership and world-class service & support in the mass spectrometry industry have made it a trusted partner to thousands of the scientists and lab analysts worldwide who are focused on basic research, drug discovery & development, food & environmental testing, forensics and clinical research. With over 20 years of proven innovation, SCIEX excels by listening to and understanding the ever-evolving needs of its customers to develop reliable, sensitive and intuitive solutions that continue to redefine what is achievable in routine and complex analysis.

For further information about ABSciex, please visit:
www.absciex.com


Biotage

Biotage is a global leader in life science technology. With a broad scope of tools for synthesis, work-up, purification, evaporation and analysis, the company provides solutions, knowledge and expertise in the areas of analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and process-development. Biotage manufactures the EVOLUTE® and ISOLUTE® ranges of sample preparation tools for Bioanalytical, Clinical, Environmental, Food and Forensic applications. As sample preparation experts, Biotage are dedicated to finding the ideal solution to your sample preparation requirements with a regularly updated database containing application notes, technical notes and scientific presentations. Biotage’s Sample Preparation Application Database (www.biotage.com/applications) is a useful resource for analytical chemists looking to optimize sample preparation procedures. At Biotage the focus is on developing technology to speed experimental procedures. Automation is key to controlling the reaction parameters, improving reliability and guaranteeing reproducible results.

For more information please visit:
www.biotage.com


Bruker

Right from the beginning, which is now more than fifty years ago, Bruker has been driven by a single idea: To provide the best technological solution for each analytical task. Bruker systems cover a broad spectrum of applications in all fields of research and development and are used in all industrial production processes for the purpose of ensuring quality and process reliability. Bruker continues to build upon its extensive range of products and solutions, its broad base of installed systems and a strong reputation amongst its customers. Indeed, as our customers would expect, Bruker as one of the world's leading analytical instrumentation companies, continues to develop state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions for today's analytical questions.

For more information please visit
www.bruker.com


PerkinElmer

PerkinElmer is a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment. Creating solutions that help find, prevent and cure threats to human and environmental health, PerkinElmer’s mission ranges from enabling discovery of more effective diagnostics and therapies, to making sure that our food, water, consumer products and the places where we live and work are safe from contaminants. PerkinElmer takes action to create a better tomorrow for people and the environment.

For more information please visit
www.perkinelmer.com


Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of nearly $11 billion, we have approximately 37,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, which offer a unique combination of continuous technology development and the most convenient purchasing options. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve analytical challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications.

For more information please visit
www.thermofisher.com


Associate sponsors


Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies manufactures the world’s most popular gas chromatography systems and holds market leadership positions in liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, consumables, software, genomic microarrays, sequencing target enrichment, reagents, lab automation, support and compliance services. Agilent products are found in academic, government and private labs throughout the world. Whether you need flexible, reliable hardware and software for complex research; simple, robust systems for routine production environments; or fast, rugged portable solutions for real-time measurements in the plant or in the field, we have a GC or GC/MS to meet your analytical and business challenges.

For more information please visit
www.agilent.com/chem


Agriyork

Agriyork's forensic and toxicology products are used by laboratories and their associated partners to complement scientific analysis and determination of alcohol and drugs of abuse.
From initial sampling and collection of hair, blood, oral fluid and other matrices, Agriyork follows the sample and specimens through the reporting process with asset tracking, labelling and chain of custody documentation.
A wide range of instant point of care tests for drug and alcohol screening are offered, including Alcohol Breathalysers, and US FDA(510K) approved devices for clinical and workplace applications.
Our products assist compliance with UK Human Tissue Act and Home Office Drug Licencing requirements in addition to the utilisation of RFID (RadioFrequency IDentification) tracking of laboratory and field assets.

For more information please visit
www.agriyork.co.uk


Chiron

Chiron AS provides the scientific community worldwide with sophisticated solutions for difficult chemical analysis. Since 1983 Chiron has supplied reference standards, fine chemical and reagents for toxicological, pharmaceutical, environmental, food safety, petroleum and geochemical analysis. Chiron’s offering consists of more than 10,000 unique products, and if you can’t find what you are looking for, Chiron also provide a custom synthesis service for microgram to kilogram quantities. Chiron is headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, has representation in the UK and Sweden, and operates though a competent global network of distributors. Many years of investment, the enthusiasm and pioneering team spirit of its staff, and a close cooperation with academic institutions and customers worldwide has bought Chiron to the forefront of analytical chemistry.

For more information please visit
www.chiron.no or e-mail sales@chiron.no


Kinesis - Scientific Experts

Kinesis is a leading international supplier and servicer of chromatography, liquid handling, sample storage and medicinal chemistry consumables and equipment. The company’s products are used extensively in the Pharmaceutical, Environmental, Forensic, Life Sciences, Food, Biotechnology and Academic Markets.

Kinesis was established in 1997 in the UK. Today, the company has expanded its reach globally with subsidiary offices in Australia, Germany, Italy and USA. A network of international distributors ensures the Kinesis range of products is available worldwide.

Kinesis works with industry leading manufacturers, many on a global exclusive or preferred supplier basis.

Key suppliers to the Kinesis Group include AccuStandard, ChromSword, Corning, Diba Industries, GL Sciences, Hamamatsu, Heraeus, HTL, IDEX Health & Science, Knauer, Lipomed, Micronic, Parker domnick hunter, SGE Analytical Science and Tosoh Bioscience.

The Kinesis UK facility houses state of the art processes for the pre-alignment of deuterium lamps. Approved by the world’s two leading lamp manufacturers, Hamamatsu and Heraeus, these accredited processes have helped Kinesis become the world’s largest 3rd party provider of pre-aligned deuterium lamps. Kinesis have recently launched a new Instrument Demonstration Suite to display and train customers on the systems they sell.

Pipette service and calibration suites at both the UK and German locations offer back to base or field-based pipette service and calibration. The UK facility is UKAS accredited.

For more information please visit
www.kinesis.co.uk


KR Analytical

KR Analytical are suppliers of ambient Ion sources including DART, AP-MALDI and ASAP. We also provide MALDI Image preparation equipment from SunChrom, Chemyx syringe pumps and AMS nitrogen generators.

DART enables rapid analysis of samples without the need for chromatography, thus increasing sample throughput. An Ideal technique for bulk drug analysis it can also be used for screening samples such as urine, blood and hair. Unlike conventional techniques, hair analysis by DART can give the analyst a retrospective timeline assessment of drug use.

For more information please visit
www.kranalytical.co.uk


LGC Standards

LGC Standards, which is part of LGC, provides products and services to improve measurement and quality control within the laboratory. It is Europe’s most comprehensive source of reference materials from the world’s leading producers. In addition to reference materials for sectors including food, environmental, industrial, pharmaceutical, clinical and forensic, LGC Standards supplies pharmaceutical impurity reference standards (produced under ISO Guide 34 accreditation), biological standards and reagents, and proficiency testing, offering an impressive catalogue of over 100,000 products. LGC Standards also provide custom synthesis and analytical quality training. LGC Standards many years’ experience in reference materials and associated analysis enables them to provide high levels of customer service and technical support. This experience, in combination with the network of European offices and relationships with key reference materials suppliers throughout the world allows them to provide customers with short delivery times and customer support on the differing requirements for the importation of controlled and uncontrolled reference materials.

For more information please visit
www.lgcstandards.com or contact us on +44 (0)20 8943 8480 or
PFCcustomerservice@lgcstandards.com


Neogen

Neogen has over 30 years experience developing and manufacturing a comprehensive range of ELISA test kits for forensic drug detection. Our tests detect over 300 drugs and their metabolites in a variety of matrices and are used across multiple industries including workplace drug testing, criminal justice, academic research and animal sport racing.
With over 100 ELISA kits available, we offer solutions to detect major drugs of abuse including THC, Methadone, Opiates, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine/BZE, Barbiturates and Amphetamines.
We also have solutions to detect new psychoactive substances and a range of optimised tests for human hair and oral fluid samples. All of our forensic assays are suitable for use across a full range of validated forensic matrices including whole blood, serum, hair, urine, oral fluid, plasma, meconium and breast milk.
With a dedicated customer service support team based in Europe, and highly experienced technical service specialists, Neogen Europe is ideally placed to assist you with your drug screening requirements.

For more information please visit
www.neogeneurope.com/toxicology


Shimadzu

Since our inception in 1875, Shimadzu has strived to contribute to the health and wellbeing of people around the world.  Our core philosophy is “Contributing to Society through Science and Technology” and the many advances we make are directed by our management principle of working “For the Well-being of Mankind and the Earth”.  Shimadzu’s Medical Systems and Equipment Division provides leading edge diagnostic tools for Clinicians Globally.  Shimadzu’s Analytical Instruments Division has long been a trusted partner for Clinical and Forensic Toxicology Laboratories through its GC and GCMS products. Shimadzu now brings its engineering expertise and focus on reliability, robustness and speed to its new LCMSMS products.

For more information please visit
www.shimadzu.com


Thames Restek

Thames Restek as the UK's leading chromatography consumables and analytical supplies company was established more than 20 years ago.  We represent brands including Restek, VICI Valco / Cheminert, VICI Jour, Hamilton, Parker Balston, Chromacol and SGE to name a few. We hold comprehensive stock to support our customer’s needs, and with a wealth of experience in the industry, our dedicated sales team are available to provide guidance and technical support before and after sales. Our goal is to surpass our customers' expectations every time they contact us, in courtesy, helpfulness and product quality.

Our broad portfolio of scientific analytical tools include innovative instrument systems, intuitive software, pre-packaged methods and chemistry reagents -- all of which are part of workflows that reduce complexity and accelerate results. These tools apply mass spectrometry technologies to enable scientists to conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis across a wide range of applications. We have a long history of developing first-of-its-kind products, demonstrating our ability to continue innovating for the scientific community:  Supporting these tools are our services, which are among the most comprehensive for the markets we serve.

For more information please visit
www.thamesrestek.co.uk


UCT

UCT proudly supports the forensic market as a leading supplier of solid phase extraction products.   Our goal is to meet all of your laboratories chromatography needs by supplying efficient, reproducible SPE cartridges, well plates, derivatizing reagents, GC liners and manifolds. We are excited to introduce our newest product, Clean Screen FASt.  It is a column specifically designed for dilute and shoot samples. We welcome you to visit www.unitedchem.com, where you will find the most comprehensive forensic applications manual developed by our superior technical support team.  Our website also features a technical forum in which all of your solid phase extraction questions can be answered within hours.

For more information please visit
www.unitedchem.com


UTAK

UTAK's extensive and ever expanding product line of QC materials has clinical applications (Therapeutic Drug Monitoring), in addition to forensic applications (Drugs of Abuse). In addition, UTAK QC materials offer unique ways for your lab to improve quality and control costs. First, the use of 100% REAL human matrices to mimic patient specimens will improve test accuracy and precision.  Second, UTAK’s ability to customize QC materials to exact testing parameters delivers the benefits of cost savings through consolidation.  From lab improvement to regulatory compliance, UTAK has been your proven partner for complete quality control for the past 40 years.
UTAK products are distributed in the UK by Grifols.

For more information visit
www.UTAK.com or contact Grifols at UKDiagnostics@grifols.com


Waters

Waters offers an unmatched portfolio of advanced mass spectrometer technologies that deliver versatility, sensitivity and superior quantitative and qualitative capabilities to enable the analysis of relevant compounds in a wide range of biological matrices.

Waters industry leading toxicology solutions are supported by significant applications development experience. This applications knowledge combined with specialist field application support will ensure successful implementation of LC/MS and LC/MS/MS in your laboratory and maximize your return on investment.

To find out more about Waters visit
www.waters.com or Clinical Toxicology Hyperlink for Clinical Toxicology