Agilent Technologies to Sponsor Global Forensics Congress in Portugal

Latest LC, GC, MS and Mobile-Measurement Solutions to be Featured at September Event

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2013 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it will host a series of scientific presentations at the annual meeting of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT), Sept. 2-6, in Madeira, Portugal.

TIAFT is a prominent international forensics trade association. Its annual congress draws hundreds of forensic and analytical toxicologists from all over the world.

“For over a decade, Agilent has been a proud sponsor of TIAFT’s international meetings and the association’s mission to promote education, training and research in forensic toxicology and related disciplines,” said Tom Gluodenis, Agilent’s global marketing manager of Forensics and Toxicology. “We are pleased to continue our support for this forum highlighting the latest advances in measurement technology.”

Agilent Program Highlights

Tuesday evening keynote address: “Analytical Identification – At the Core of the EU Early Warning System,” presented by Dr. Andrew Cunningham of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs & Drug Addiction, Lisbon.

Wednesday technical presentation: “Latest Advances in GC/MS, LC/MS, Spectroscopy and Sample-Preparation Technologies for Isometric/Designer Drugs, Drug Metabolite Analysis and Trace Metal Analysis,” presented by Agilent scientists Bernhard Wüest, Juan Aybar, Jaume Morales, Dr. Amparo Villar and Laure Blanc.

Poster presentation: “Ethylglucuronide Determination in Hair as an Indicator of Chronic Alcohol Abuse – A Fully Validated Method in GC-EI-MS/MS,” presented by Dr. Jennifer Pascali, DTOLabs (Agilent authorized partner laboratory), Resana, Italy, and Dr. Franco Tagliaro, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Section of Forensic Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.

Attendees are also invited to visit Agilent’s exhibit (Booth No. 1) to talk with scientists and view the company’s latest advances in sample-preparation technology, chromatography, spectrometry and mobile-measurement solutions for use in forensic toxicology, anti-doping initiatives and related applications.

For program highlights, visit Agilent’s online TIAFT agenda.

Agilent is a leading global provider of forensics and toxicology solutions to the criminal justice system, workforce drug-testing industry, and international sports anti-doping agencies. The company develops and manufactures sophisticated laboratory instruments, mobile measurement technology and data-management software for the collection, preparation, identification and analysis of thousands of substances.

To learn more about Agilent’s proven screening methods for banned substances in sports, visit Agilent’s Forensics & Toxicology [4]Doping-Control website, and check out the ]Sports-Doping Infographic.


Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists is a professional trade organization for forensic and analytical toxicologists. Its mission is to promote global standardization, collaboration, and education in the fields of forensic and analytical toxicology. The organization publishes laboratory guidelines, a complete index of all member case notes, and a database of more than 500 therapeutic/toxic drug compound references.

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