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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.

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.

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.

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.

Cannabis and Chocolate: Analytical Testing Challenges and Progress

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

Verder Scientific Celebrates 20th Anniversary in the USA

Verder Scientific, a world leader in sample preparation and materials analysis technologies, is celebrating it's 20th anniversary in the United States

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.

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