Zaribey Bueno Ramírez, a graduate of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, won the poster award in Costa Rica. The investigation called "Analytical development by HPLC for measurement of methilxanthines in equine plasmas: A method to identify involuntary doping", consisted in that by means of innovative laboratory techniques, three doping substances were determined in competing equines.
Caffeine, theobromine and theophylline were the three substances that the Pharmaceutical Chemistry graduate, together with a team from Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics, were able to detect through analytical quantification in a CES University laboratory. The mares analyzed were from the Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Center (CVZ).
“Two years ago the project began, as it worked with animals, in the ethical part the students of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics helped us, they were the ones who took the blood samples and we mastered instrumental techniques and the chemical part of the molecules ” , Assured the graduate.
The event, called XIII PARS (Pan American Regional Symposium) 2019, was held in San José, Costa Rica from June 23 to 30, and there were eight participants in this category, from different countries.
"We spent a year doing the whole process of documentation, tests, waiting for the arrival of the reagents," concludes Zaribey Bueno Ramirez, who after being the winner obtained recognition within the CES University for great achievement.