The CFSRE conducts research, development, and new technology assessment, and delivers educational and training services for the forensic science community and beyond. Our educational programs include short-term placement for visiting scholars and researchers; partnerships to deliver degree programs at area universities; and continuing professional development for forensic scientists, law enforcement, and legal professionals.

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New Deadly Opioid Results in over 120 Deaths

November 23, 2020 Philadelphia PA.  A novel synthetic opioid named brorphine, with effects similar to fentanyl, is the latest  opioid drug to emerge on the… Learn More
Smart Drugs

Why Isotonitazene Is Not Yet the “New Fentanyl”

May 21, 2020 In the span of about a year, isotonitazene, a novel psychoactive substance (NPS), went from being practically unheard of to… Learn More

Identifying New Illicit Drugs and Sounding the Alarm in Real Time

June 26, 2019 CFSRE’s Dr. Barry Logan gave a presentation at NIST (National Institute for Standard and Technology) on the ever-changing landscape of… Learn More

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Happy #Monday! The #CFSRE is just showing off some great pictures that we got from our #Picnic #Party last week! Enjoy your week everyone!


We need your help again! The #CFSRE has acquired 2 new EZ1 Advanced XL Robots for our #laboratory and want help naming our new machines. The theme will be #famouscouples from anytime in history! After 2 weeks we will announce the #winner. Ok, we'll start.... Lucy and Ricky.

🚨 New Potent Opioid Alert 🚨

N-Pyrrolidino Etonitazene (Etonitazepyne) has been identified in the US. Emergence of this new #opioid could signify replacement of metonitazene. Check out our new monograph 👇 and keep an eye out for more information ‼️


🚨 New #Synthetic #Cannabinoid discovered in the United States 🚨

ADB-HEXINACA was recently confirmed on a plant-like material from Florida. This new drug differs from others in this sub-class as it has a 6 carbon tail (vs 5). Report link below 👇