Founded in 1986 in Horsham, PA, United Chemical Technologies, Inc. (UCT, Inc.) has grown from a manufacturer of solid phase extraction sorbents into a major competitor in the fields of specialty chemicals, chromatographic media and sample preparation products. UCT began with a novel technological idea for solid phase extraction (SPE): bond two different functional groups to a solid support material in order to create phases that are capable of extracting samples based on different chemical principles. The first product was our CLEAN SCREEN® DAU. This product incorporated an ion exchange functionality with a hydrophobic alkyl chain. This product was quickly adopted in analytical labs and is now the most widely used SPE material in the clinical and forensic industry for the clean extraction of biological matrices.
UCT SPE Column and Derivatizing Reagent Cited in Warfarin UKIAFT Presentation
UCT’s long chain C30 SPE was employed to analyze drugs in bottlefly larvae. The research aimed to determine whether varying concentrations of warfarin impacts the development of blue bottlefly larvae and to determine whether warfarin levels in this organism can be correlated to drug concentrations in tissues eaten by the larvae. This research was presented by Richard L. Harries et al., at the UKIAFT annual meeting in Dublin.