Predictive in vitro models, case work and early warning system as tools for identification and classification of new psychoactive substances

  • Norman, C. (Speaker)
  • Henrik Green (Speaker)
  • Martin Josefsson (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


According to the definition by the The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) a new psychoactive substance (NPS) is defined as ‘a new narcotic or psychotropic drug, in pure form or in preparation, that is not controlled by the United Nations drug conventions, but which may pose a public health threat comparable to that posed by substances listed in these conventions. By the development of a structured network between various relevant authorities, Sweden has been successful in the early detection and rapid response for classification and prohibition of NPS emerging on the illicit drug market. Topics that will be addressed in the workshop are: – How forensic case work can be used for early detection of NPS. – Novel analytical techniques such as high resolution mass spectrometry used for determination of NPS. – In vitro models for estimation of drug toxicity and identification of metabolites. – Structured networking between authorities for a more rapid classification of illicit drugs. The workshop will be a arranged with contribution from the different Swedish authorities involved in the classification process of prohibited drugs such as National Board of Forensic Medicine, National Forensic Centre, Public Health Agency, Medical Product Agency, and Custom Service.
Period1 Jun 2022
Event titleEuropean Association for Forensic Science Conference (EAFS22)
Event typeConference
Conference number9th
LocationStockholm, SwedenShow on map