Independent Testing Laboratory Association (ITLA)

Ted Palashis, President of Overbrook spoke at the Independent Testing Laboratory Association (ITLA) Quarterly Meeting held December 11, 2013 (Milford/Boston, MA). Founded in 1986, ITLA is a non-profit association of environmental laboratories and related industry representatives, and is open to commercial, industrial and municipal laboratories and industries. Visit

RTI International

RTI International  (Research Triangle Park, NC) was awarded a research project from the  National Institutes of Justice, worth more than $300,000, which will evaluate the use of a new technology, called laser diode thermal desorption (LDTD), paired with mass spectrometry to analyze controlled substances and drugs routinely encountered in forensic toxicology laboratories.

The one-year project has the potential to help reduce the backlog of drug-related cases in forensic laboratories.  The technology has been shown to provide data comparable to traditional drug screening methods in less time and at a lower cost per sample.

“We hope that this advanced technology will produce results that are similar to what is currently being used in forensic laboratories, but in less time and with lower costs,” said Nicole Bynum, FTS-ABFT, a forensic scientist at RTZI and the project’s principal investigator.

RTI will partner with Phytronix Technologies, Inc.; Overbrook Scientific, Inc. and several forensic laboratories for instrumentation and method development consultation and to obtain access to archived case samples for analysis.

Overbrook Scientific, affiliate partner with North Shore InnoVentures

Overbrook Scientific recognized as an Affiliate partner with North Shore InnoVentures  (Beverly, MA), one of the leading laboratory incubators in Massachusetts, and recently identified as such in MassBio News, from the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (Vol. 6, #3)

North Shore InnoVentures (NSIV) is committed to technology innovation and helping entrepreneurs flourish. We operate a technology business incubator to nurture innovative early-stage companies and support sustained economic growth in our region. Our focus: cleantech and life sciences — two of the strongest technology clusters in Massachusetts.

North Shore InnoVentures provides access to valuable workspaces and give your new business both a place to perform the technology development work and meet with partners, customers and other entrepreneurs.  NSIV’s portfolio reflects the promise of innovation.

For more information contact: Martha Farmer, PhD is President & CEO .

Visit Overbrook Scientific at SOFT 2013 in Orlando, FL Oct 28-Nov 1, 2013

Overbrook Scientific will be with Phytronix at the Society of Forensic Toxicology (SOFT) 2013 annual meeting in Orlando, FL October 28-November 1, 2013.

Please visit with us at Phytronix Technologies Booth #104 to meet with scientists and representatives about the LDTD ® ion source. Contact or call 855-782-4373 for details.

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