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Cannabis and Chocolate: Analytical Testing Challenges and Progress

Recent work has shed light on the basis of chocolate matrix interferences in potency testing

The Hemp Harvest in a Challenging Year

The hemp harvest season is now upon us -- time to reflect on how far the industry has come this year and what may lay on the horizon.

3 Important Considerations in Cannabis Contaminants Testing

We discuss three “C”s of contaminants testing – complexity, compliance, and costs, and the importance these bear on the success of operations.

LECO Instrument Solutions for Cannabis Moisture Analysis

The study, “Determination of Moisture/Loss on Drying in Cannabis by Various Analytical Techniques”, sheds light on the use of new automated instrument solutions for superior accuracy, precision, and throughput across a range of cannabis sample types.

Emerging Product Solutions for a New Cannabis Landscape

The post COVID-19 landscape will incorporate new tools designed to address challenges in both the lab and the field -- technologies that may be essential as we move to higher standards of safety, efficiency, and automation.

New Cannabis Sample Preparation Solutions: Monitoring the Plant and the Product

Whether testing cannabis plants in the field or cannabis products and extracts in the lab, quality testing depends on high-performance sample preparation solutions.

Cannabis Laboratory: Short-Term Challenges and Long-Term Growth for an Evolving Industry

2020 was shaping up to be a benchmark year for the maturing industry. Although no one could have predicted the current pandemic and ensuing economic challenges, the storm that currently clouds the industry may give way to brighter skies in the months to come.

Sartorius Tacta Pipettes: The Sustainable Solution for Today’s Cannabis Labs

The Tacta family of pipettes from Sartorius offer the highest-quality and performance, while attending to the comfort and well-being of the professionals that use them. Tacta pipettes are the perfect solution for performance and sustainability in cannabis lab operations.

New Cannabis Potency Testing Instruments and Equipment

New potency analysis products span the spectrum, from novel cannabis testing techniques such as FTIR and NMR spectroscopies, to innovative sampling techniques and more. Here is a brief view of new products on the market.

GenTech Scientific's Cannabis Pesticide & Herbicide Testing System: Quality Analysis on a Budget

GenTech Scientific is the trusted partner – providing premium refurbished analytical instrumentation and service to cannabis labs around the world. We offer solutions for profiling, testing, characterization, screening and more, at a fraction of the cost of new equipment.

2020 Pittcon: Showcase of Innovations in Research and Instrumentation

As a vital resource, this annual event focuses on the latest in lab instrumentation and provides a forum for the science that drives technology innovation. Here is a snapshot of this year’s show.

The Latest Cannabis Extraction Equipment and Technologies

The selection of extraction process depends on the intended targets, the resources available, budget, expertise, and the expanding needs of the operation. Here is a snapshot of the growing range of new extraction technologies available.

Optimize the Cannabis Extraction Process with VACUUBRAND® Vacuum Solutions: Product Review Infographic

VACUUBRAND offers automated variable speed pumps and fine vacuum control systems that are ideal for concentration and fractional distillation of cannabis extracts.

The Most Impactful Cannabis Industry Developments of the Year

Hemp legalization, safety concerns, challenges and solutions in testing -- major developments in 2019 spotlight progress in the industry and areas for growth and maturation for 2020 and beyond

The iQ-Check Real-Time PCR Kit from Bio-Rad for Rapid Detection of Pathogenic Aspergillus in Cannabis

The iQ-Check Aspergillus kit offers rapid detection of the four pathogenic Aspergillus species of concern, A. flavus, A. fumigatus, A. niger, and A. terreus, with high sensitivity and specificity in a range of cannabis sample backgrounds.

Terpenes Testing and Challenges of Standardization in the Cannabis Industry

Terpenes testing presents difficulties across the industry, largely due to the nature of the compounds and the diversity of instrumentation and methods employed by testing laboratories. This issue highlights the need for better defined standardized methodologies and higher levels of collaboration throughout the testing community.

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