Category: Scientific Presentations

2017 Cansford Labs Forensic Science Prize Winner Announced

Cansford Labs is pleased to announce that BSc Forensic Science student Charlotte Fearn has been awarded the 2017 Cansford Labs Prize for The Best Performance in Forensic Science at the University of South Wales graduation week. A total of 10

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Cansford Labs publishes new long-term study into what hair drug levels mean

Cansford Labs published a new research poster last week at the Society of Hair Testing Scientific meeting where it looked at the results of a study into what hair drug levels mean. Summarising the results of  nearly 15,000 hair samples

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Cansford Labs releases new study on Diagnostic Value of Hair Testing

Cansford Labs published a research study poster last week at the 22nd Society of Hair Testing Scientific Meeting held in Cardiff that examined the diagnostic value of sectioning hair samples for EtG analysis. Ethnyl Glucuronide (EtG) is a metabolite of

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Hair analysis in driving license issue and renewal in Brazil

Cansford Laboratories and ChromaTox Laboratories, our partner lab in Brazil, presented a poster at the recent Society of Hair Testing Scientific Meeting in Cardiff where we published the results of our hair testing activities in Brazil to support the Brazilian Government

Posted in Drug testing, Hair Collection, Hair drug testing, Scientific Presentations, Workplace Drug Testing

Cansford Laboratories achievements in 2015

As the year turns we at Cansford have been reflecting on what we have achieved and what were the highlights of 2015 for us as we grew our ability to be a leading hair drug testing company in the UK

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Hair analysis: back to the future

  John Wicks, Lizzie Wicks and I were very privileged to attend the Scientific Celebration held in Strasbourg, France on November 27, 2015 for the 20th Anniversary of the Society of Hair Testing (SoHT), which  brought together world-leading specialists in

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Providing Appropriate and Meaningful Workplace Hair Drug Testing

Hair drug testing is essential where safety and security matters Drug testing using hair samples is an essential test where safety and security really matters. It is particularly useful since the long window of detection enables drug users to be

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Cansford to join worldwide hair drug test experts in São Paulo

The 20th Meeting of the Society of Hair Testing (SoHT) – São Paulo 2015 is hosted by Cansford’s sister laboratory in Brazil, Laboratório Chromatox and is supported by the Society of Brazilian Toxicologists (SBTox – Sociedade Brasileira de Toxicologia). Cansford Laboratories is taking a prominent role

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Maristela Andraus won an award at TIAFT 2015

Maristela Andraus, director of Chromatox (our sister laboratory in Brazil), presented the paper: “Extent of external contamination of hair samples from crack cocaine users” at the 52nd Meeting of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists ( TIAFT) in Buenos Aires, 9-13

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Positive action to help Brazilian crack cocaine users

Brazil is not perhaps the place you would immediately think of when searching for hopeful stories of helping drug users break their habit, but whilst recently visiting our partner laboratory in São Paulo, Brazil – ChromaTox, I came across an

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