John S. Abrams, PhD, discusses some of the cutting-edge work he’s involved in and what he’s looking forward to at this year's Emerald Conference.
Quality Control and Quality Assurance (QA and QC)
This tutorial article outlines some of the steps that cannabis testing laboratories can take to prepare ahead of a third-party safety audit.
In this study, six different brands of CBD oil pet supplements were obtained and untargeted analyses using gas phase-time of flight mass spectrometry were performed.
This article covers the importance of quality control, how to implement it, and what cannabis cultivators, processors, retailers, and consumers should look for on laboratory reports and certificates of analysis.
Optimized Cannabis Microbial Testing: Combined Use of Extraction Methods and Pathogen Detection Tests Using Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
This review introduces a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assay and compares its performance to culture-based methods.
An explanation on the theory and measurement of water activity, its mode of action for microbial control, existing water activity regulations for cannabis, and more.
Too often, cannabis laboratories get different results on the same sample. There are a number of causes and solutions. In this installment, the problem is presented along with its causes.
Find out if you know the difference between accuracy and precision
Holding Data to a Higher Standard, Part II: When Every Peak Counts—A Practical Guide to Reducing Contamination and Eliminating Error in the Analytical Laboratory
In this guide, we look at the most common sources of contamination and error in an analytical process.
Ultrasonic energy is commonly associated with ultrasonic cleaning. As explained by Edward W.