FEDT Research Laboratory

Maxxam’s Forensic Equine Drug Testing research laboratory undertakes projects involving:

  • method development for new drugs,
  • method transfer from other laboratories,
  • drug metabolism studies, and
  • analysis of equine blood and urine to produce data for elimination studies.

Our research scientists work closely with Official Chemists in the racing industry to ensure that forensically appropriate methods are employed for routine analysis.

All qualitative and quantitative methods are scientifically validated before being used in analytical drug elimination studies.  Our research scientists are also called upon to conduct non-routine analyses associated with drug related investigations conducted by provincial regulatory bodies in Canada.

Through publication in peer-reviewed literature and presentations at scientific meetings, Maxxam’s FEDT group is internationally renowned for their contributions to the science of doping control. Recent publications include:

  • Detection and elimination profile of cathinone in equine after norephedrine (Propalin®) administration using a validated liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 2013, 405, 9711-9722. Rong Yi, Sarah Zhao, Geoffrey Lam, Jasmeet Sandhu, Devan Loganathan & Barbara Morrissey.
  • Detection of efaproxiral (RSR13) and its metabolites in equine by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Mass Spectrometry. 2014, 49, 57-67. Rong Yi, Jasmeet Sandhu, Sarah Zhao, Geoffrey Lam, Devan Loganathan & Barbara Morrissey.
  • Detection of myo-inositol tris pyrophosphate (ITPP) in equine following an administration of ITPP. Drug Testing and Analysis. 2014, 6, 268-276. Geoffrey Lam, Sarah Zhao, Jasmeet Sandhu, Rong Yi, Devan Loganathan & Barbara Morrissey.

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Donna Garbutt, M.B.A. Chief Executive Officer Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility. LinkedIn
Maxxam Analytics Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.
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