Please join me, Anthony Macherone, Sr. Scientist and Cannabis Technical Lead for Agilent Technologies, for a six-part Podcast series.I will moderate conversations, anecdotes, and musings with my Agilent colleagues and industry leading guests about cannabis testing and regulations in the America’s and globally. This series is intended to be an open dialogue, light-hearted chat hopefully with a lot of banter. Topics and speakers will include Agilent partners from Lake Superior State University about hiring policies and expertise needed to run and manage a contemporary cannabis regulatory testing lab.I will sit down with “Cree Crawford, Co-founder and president of Ionization Labs (an Agilent partner) and Alex Andrawes, CEO of Ionization Labs to discuss their solution for potency testing. I will interview my good friend and Agilent colleague Sue D’Antonio about the good, bad, and the ugly of potency testing, In another episode, Agilent Application Scientists Craig Jones and Jenny Nelson will discuss metals testing using ICP-MS in the vast array of cannabis and cannabinoid products.Agilent Emerging Markets Business Manager Greg Kozadjian and Jodi McDonald of Keystone Labs will discuss the importance of quality results in cannabis testing labs.Finally, Agilent Application Scientists Christophe Deckers, and Jean-François (JF) Roy who will discuss solutions for potency testing in chocolates. Please join us if you can and add to the “a”-musings!
June 21st 2021
Hear from those educating the next generation of cannabis testing lab scientists. What are the challenges of hiring highly qualified cannabis analysts in the current labor market? Learn about the range of skill sets cannabis laboratory staff will need to be successful.
July 27th 2021
Ionization Labs, through their Cann-ID potency testing solution has opened up market access to high level chemical analysis tools that have historically been available only to highly trained users. Hear from the Ionization Labs Co- Founders on what sets their solution Cann-ID apart and why every cannabis / hemp operation should be utilizing it.
September 13th 2021
Potency testing in cannabis, hemp, and cannabinoid products is required in every region where the use and production of these products is permitted by law. Although ostensibly a simple HPLC testing method, it can be fraught with potential pitfalls. These include poor extraction efficiency, poor methodology, and outcome bias from lab to lab. In this episode, we will examine these issues and discuss the utility of mass spectrometry as an alternative to address the shortcomings of HPLC.
October 5th 2021
This episode will cover the progress towards a new AOAC method for metals in cannabis and the efforts taken toward reaching this goal. Helpful information for all cannabis labs interested in running metals will be shared, including our latest and greatest, ICP-MS Cannabis Analyzer and how it should be a player in your lab!
November 4th 2021
Poor quality data can negatively impact a lab’s reputation and its bottom line. Jodi McDonald, President of Keystone Labs, applied her pharmaceutical GMP learnings to the challenges of cannabis testing. Gain from her experience as she shares tips to ensure the quality of cannabis from sample collection to analysis.
December 3rd 2021
Finally, something that works! Find out how to get great testing results when quantifying cannabinoids in edibles. In this podcast, we will share simple extraction procedures to generate cleaner samples with the very best accuracy. If you are tired of clogging your LC columns and getting strange results, this podcast is for you.