Researchers have developed a new chip device that offers superior forensic blood residue detection compared to current methods such as the use of luminol.
Forensic scientists have validated a new technique to establish the origin of biological stains utilizing quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry.
Multiple stage MS in analysis of plasma, serum, urine and in vitro samples relevant to clinical and forensic toxicology
In this article the authors review the application of MS approaches to metabolism studies, structure elucidation and qualitative or quantitative screening of drugs (of abuse) and/or their metabolites.
Study calls for further investigation of synthetic cathinones to aid detection of illegal substances
A new report calls for analytical methods to keep pace with the development of synthetic cathinones, or bath salts, an ever evolving class of designer drug that are difficult to detect in biological samples.
Bioanalytical procedures and developments in the determination of alcohol biomarkers in biological specimens
This review covers topics for an analyst to consider when evaluating alcohol consumption through the analysis of alcohol biomarkers.
Scientists could estimate how old fingerprints are by studying diffusion rates of compounds with mass spectrometry.
In this review an overview of the applications of dried on blood spots (DBS) in toxicology is provided
A recent collaboration between a forensic institute and a sample storage companyaims to automate DNA profiling of biological crime scene samples.
The MS-based technology may also be used to determine the sex of the person who left the fingerprints.
This Editorial discusses how the chemical/biochemical analysis of biological samples, carefully gathered on a crime scene, represents the main scientific support of criminal investigation and subsequent prosecution.