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Cannabis Laboratory

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.

Cannabis Consumables and Critical Advancements in Testing Standardization

Analytical methods standards organizations such as AOAC International are making significant headway in providing scientists and laboratories with consensus-driven, verified processes for universal food safety testing.

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.

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.

Future Trends in the Cannabis Industry: Interactive Infographic Timeline

The Future Trends in the Cannabis Industry Interactive Infographic is a living resource keeping pace with the rapidly evolving cannabis industry. This post serves as a chronology of the infographic, citing ongoing developments in the areas of: Advancements in Instrumentation, Advancements in Research, Testing Standardization, Genomics and Chemotypes, and Quality Control Improvements.

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.

Mass Spectrometry Pesticides Detection in Modern Food Safety and Testing

Modern food safety and testing employs state-of-the-art mass spec methods and technologies for applications in import screening, domestic profiling, and many other important areas of food science.

Selecting Microwave Digestion Technology for Measuring Heavy Metals in Cannabis Products

This article describes the basic principles of the major types of microwave digestion technology and offers suggestions as to which might be the best approach for cannabis heavy metals testing based on sample matrix, digestion efficiency, sample throughput, productivity, and overall cost of analysis.

Cannabis Pesticides Testing and Quantification Using Reference Standards: How Does it Work?

Access to high-quality analytical materials and resources can ensure testing laboratories operate at the highest levels of accuracy and precision -- supporting transparent, clean, and safe cannabis products.

Analytical Cannabis Testing and the Importance of High-Quality Water

High-performance water filtration systems, such as the arium® Series water purification system from Sartorius, provide long-term practical and economical advantages to cannabis testing laboratories and address the needs of this changing industry.

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