A look at the capabilities of microwave-assisted extraction and how the cannabis industry can utilize it
Optimized Cannabis Microbial Testing: Combined Use of Extraction Methods and Pathogen Detection Tests Using Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
By Scott D. Leppanen, Heather Ebling, and Anthony Macherone. This review introduces a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assay and compares its performance to culture-based methods.
Ask the Experts: Cannabis Testing/Analytical Methods, Part III: What Is the Best Piece of Advice You Can Offer for People that Are New to Cannabis Testing?
Leading scientists and researchers from the cannabis industry—Bob Clifford, Derek Laine, Sandy Mangan, Katherine Stenerson, and Justin Steimling—offer advice on how to get started for people that are new to cannabis testing.
Ask the Experts: Cannabis Testing/Analytical Methods, Part II: Which Technique or Method Do You Think Is the Most Successful for Cannabis Testing?
Experts in cannabis anaylsis discuss, in their opinion, the the best method for cannabis analysis in part II of this two-part series.
Ask the Experts: Cannabis Testing/Analytical Methods, Part I: What Is the Biggest Challenge Facing the Cannabis Industry?
Leading scientists and researchers from the cannabis industry—Bob Clifford, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments; Derek Laine, Trace Analytics; Sandy Mangan, SPEX SamplePrep LLC; Justin Steimling, Restek Corporation; and Katherine Stenerson, M
What to consider when creating or using certified reference materials.
Leveraging Selectivity and Efficiency to Take the Strain Out of LC–UV Method Development for Cannabinoid Profiling
Here the LC–UV separation of 16 cannabinoids of interest was performed while the potential impact from minor cannabinoids and terpenes on reported potency values was monitored.
Find out if you know the difference between accuracy and precision
In this first installment of the "Cannabis Analysis" column, the author introduces himself and the goals for the column.
An outline of some of the current major challenges for both regulators and laboratories regarding the microbial testing of cannabis products.