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.
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.
Compound profiling by multi-dimensional gas chromatography combined with high performance mass spectrometry offers a powerful approach for cannabis strain type authentication, quality control, and study of the underpinning details of the “entourage effect”.
The “smart” laboratory trend has now expanded to include “intelligent” high-end analytical devices – aiming to increase workflow efficiencies and instrument productivity -- while reducing costs and instrument downtime.