Forensics Series Part 3: Using UV-Vis as a Rapid Screen for the Purity of a Drug of Abuse – Methamphetamine

In the world of Forensic Analysis, purity is an important calculation.  Using UV-Vis as a rapid screening technique for methamphetamine allows labs to optimize their time which is critical due to increase caseloads. The Cary 60 and 18-cell changer or fiber optic probe is ideal for this application. This presentation will look at the mechanics behind using the Cary 60 to determine the purity of a methamphetamine sample.



Mark Fisher, PhD, Application Engineer, Molecular Spectroscopy, Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Mark, an Application Scientist for Agilent Technologies, has over 30 years of experience in molecular spectroscopy. He has held roles in Agilent’s UV-Vis-NIR, fluorescence, and atomic absorption product portfolios. In addition to identifying industry trends and new business needs, Mark’s responsibilities include application development, pre and post-sales support, as well as acting as a customer advocate for new product and technology opportunities. Mark received his doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


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