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The Hamilton HPLC Applications Library: A Resource for Cannabis Testing Solutions

We recently spoke with Adam Moore PhD, HPLC Applications Chemist at Hamilton Company, to learn more about the exciting applications of the company’s HPLC technologies in the rapidly growing cannabis and hemp testing industries.

Hemp Vs Marijuana: Key Differences to Keep in Mind for Your Hemp Lab

Whether working with hemp for fibre, grain, or CBD production, the processes involved are very different than with marijuana. CBD extraction is also a different process from THC extraction. Here we explore the differences in the plants, their processing, and their products.

The 2021 Hemp Harvest: Stories from the Field

Several significant achievements in 2021 are helping to clear the path toward new found territory for hemp-based technologies. Here are a few recent stories from the field.

Key Considerations for Microbial Contaminants Testing in Cannabis

Molecular methods such as quantitative polymer chain reaction (qPCR) have gained significant momentum for use in microbial testing of cannabis. Here are a few key considerations for use of these methods and commercial kits.

New Cannabinoid Purification and Testing Solutions

Whether testing for cannabinoids or flavonoids, or the removal of unwanted compounds during processing, the latest chromatographic innovations offer an ever-broadening array of solutions.

Sample Preparation of Plant and Animal Tissue in Remote Locations: Tools and Methods

Molecular biology methods are increasingly being used to monitor agricultural products directly, at the site where the crops and animals are commercially produced. Innovations in Tissue Extraction and Tissue Processing help to ensure the best possible outcome for farmers, scientists, and producers.

Bio-Rad’s iQ-Check Aspergillus RT-PCR Kit Achieves a Major Milestone: AOAC INTERNATIONAL Approval and Certification

Bio-Rad’s iQ-Check Aspergillus RT-PCR Kit, which detects pathogenic species of Aspergillus in cannabis flower and concentrate, meets the strict certification criteria specified by the AOAC standards testing organization.

PerkinElmer® Cannabis Testing All-In-One Solutions

Whether your lab is well established or just starting up, having a single-source partner who can offer turnkey solutions that meet the current regulations is essential to a successful business.

Updates on the Frontier of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Cannabis

As the landscape changes and further sources of cannabis become available for research, the medicinal cannabis and pharmaceutical fields stand to benefit in a multitude of ways. Here are a few recent developments.

Progress in the Science of Cannabis Consumables

Concerns over stability and bioavailability continue to challenge the consumables landscape, although research efforts are yielding interesting and important insights

On-the-go Potency Testing for the Modern Cannabis Operation

The modern cannabis lab is constantly evolving, and new portable testing solutions are making a budding appearance.

This Year’s 420 Cannabis Holiday is like No Other

From a rocky past year to a brilliant outlook, this year’s 420 cannabis holiday marks a unique time in the industry

An Update on New Products and Trends for Cannabis Potency Testing

Cannabis potency testing continues to grow in importance, beyond routine analysis in the lab. Here are few new technologies designed to tackle challenges in the field.

Cannabis vs Coffee: The Science Behind the Ultimate Extraction

Regardless of the particular coffee roast or cannabis strain, there is a science to extraction that underlies the true essence of these plants and their extracted products.

Innovative New Products for Cannabis Extraction and Particle Analysis from FRITSCH

We caught up with Melissa Fauth, President and CEO, and Jeff Scott, Business Development Manager, to learn more about the exciting new PULVERISETTE 11 Knife Mill and ANALYSETTE 22 NeXT Particle Analyzer instruments.

Cannabis Laboratory Product Trends in the New Year

We take a moment and examine a few new product trends that will help the industry gain stronger footholds in the new year and beyond.

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