Forensic Analysis

PROJECT OVERVIEW

With the DiscovIR-GC, forensic analytical chemists can now perform fast and accurate analysis of controlled and non-controlled substances that are routinely secured by law enforcement personnel.

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DiscovIR how to rapidly and accurately identify unknown substances.

With the DiscovIR-GC, forensic analytical chemists can now perform fast and accurate analysis of controlled and non-controlled substances that are routinely secured by law enforcement personnel.

The DiscovIR utilizes the high specificity of Infrared Spectroscopy to easily reduce uncertainty in the identification of isomers, allowing for fast and accurate identification of drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, MDMA, pseudo-ephedrine, ephedrine, cannabinoids, cocaine and methamphetamines.

When compared with Mass Spectrometry, Infrared Spectroscopy is able to readily provide detailed chemical information for differential analysis at a higher level of specificity and discrimination that is unattainable through the sole use of Mass Spectrometry. As a “walk-up” instrument, the DiscovIR-GC is capable of meeting the work flow needs of forensic laboratories through high sample volume automated processing. The DiscovIR also makes use of a spectral database search engine to facilitate rapid, unequivocal identification of sample unknowns against commercially available solid phase IR libraries.

Controlled Substance Analysis