Controlled Substances

Controlled Substances

Law enforcement agencies are responsible for monitoring and identifying drugs and other substances that are considered controlled substances by the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).  With the emergence of new psychoactive compounds (NPS), synthetic cannabinoids and fentanyl analogs, the need for accurate and sensitive analytical techniques is crucial for identifying classes of compounds. Shimadzu offers a series of analytical techniques including FTIR, HPLC, GC, GC-MS and LC-MS/MS for drug identification. 


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Cannabinoid Analysis for Cannabis and Hemp

Cannabis Analyzer

Shimadzu’s Cannabis and Hemp Analyzers are the comprehensive solutions for cannabinoids analysis. Integrating instrument hardware, three proven HPLC methods, certified standards and all supplies, these packages are designed for accurate results with minimal effort. A 3-year warranty and preventative maintenance plan ensures trouble-free use and maximum up-time.

Analytical Techniques: HPLC

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Drug Identification

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The Scientific Working Group for the Analysis of Seized Drugs (SWGDRUG) requires the use of multiple identification techniques when analyzing drug samples. These techniques are divided into three  categories based on their discriminating power. This reference poster highlights the differences between the three categories and the techniques. (Please reference SWGDRUG recommendations Version 7.1 Part IIIB for more details at

Analytical Techniques: HPLC, ICPMS, FluorescenceFTIR, GC / GCMS, LCMS

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