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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With the upcoming Current Trends in Forensic Toxicology Symposium on the horizon, you might want to look back at last year's 3 different Current Trends in Forensics Symposiums!
#research #innovation #toxicology #symposium #forensics #currenttrends

The 2021 Current Trends in Forensic Toxicology Symposium is coming up! We are pleased to have Henrique Pereira and Dr. Rita Jorge presenting on Day 1!
#research #toxicology #symposium #register #liveevent

Did you miss out on the live #CFSRE event sponsored by @Agilent Technologies? The archival is up and available for registration! Register HERE:

🚨 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 👇


🎙 Our program manager @alexkrotulski sat down with @moraffreports and @Narcocast for a podcast on emerging drug trends. Listen today!

Topics Covered:
📈 Drug trends & combinations
🚨 Philly supply & xylazine
💊 Fentanyl & fluorofentanyl
➕ Much more!

🚨 New #synthetic #cathinone identified in the United States. Methylenedioxy-PV8 is the latest #NPS #stimulant to emerge in toxicology casework. More information and analytical data in the report link below.