George W. Hime, M.S., assistant laboratory director at the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Toxicology Laboratory in Miami, Florida, said: “The Toxtyper has been our go-to instrument for post-mortem casework containing novel substances, substances that are otherwise undetectable via GC-MS, and unknown substances we have not yet seen in the lab. This instrument has been a blessing to our laboratory over the last few years of dealing with the flood of new illegal drugs in Miami. From synthetic cathinones to synthetic fentanyls, we have detected and identified them all reliably and with high confidence.”
Further improvements in the new ToxTyper 2.0E solution for automated toxicology integrates Bruker’s newly launched line of Elute UHPLC liquid chromatography systems. With an expanded curated toxicology screening database and new automated software for LIMS sample table I/O, automated parallel processing with TASQ, and automated reporting of results, these solutions enable increased throughput while minimizing false positives and increasing confidence for routine ‘push-button’ forensic toxicology.