Products for the Testing and Analysis of Cannabis and CBD

 

This section is organized by workflow, including:


 

Lab-In-A-Box

The Medical Marijuana QC Lab-In-A-Box is designed as a one-stop-shop for setting up your testing lab.

  • No time-consuming method development or product sourcing required
  • Free technical support from our in-house team of experts
  • Compliant with Health Canada’s Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR)
  • Everything can be customized to meet your specific requirements

Lab-In-A-Box is available as a complete system for new lab setups, or as individual components.

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HPLC / TLC

 

 

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Reference Standards

Heavy Metal Cannabis Standards

AccuStandard logoTo meet Health Canada’s mandated Cannabis Heavy Metals testing limits, AccuStandard is offering four new sets of standards.  For a complete list of the analyte make-up of these standards please contact our Technical Support Team at tech@chromspec.com.

 ACPMET011   Cannabis Metals 1
 ACPMET021   Cannabis Metals 2
 ACPMETCALHIGH1   Cannabis Metals High Level Calibration Standard                                                                                      
 ACPMETCALLOW1    Cannabis Metals Low Level Calibration Standard



Cannabinoids Acids 7 Standard

With more cannabinoid acids than other standards on the market, Restek’s newest certified reference material offers a simpler solution for cannabis and hemp potency testing. Containing seven of the most frequently analyzed cannabinoid acids, the cannabinoids acids 7 standard reduces the time, expense, and error associated with in-house preparation of mixed standards from single-compound solutions. The high-concentration (1000 µg/mL) formulation maximizes flexibility when developing appropriate working standards for the wide range of cannabinoids and sample types encountered in potency testing.

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Chromatographic Specialties Inc. is a convenient source for cannabinoid reference materials

Some advantages to ordering from us:

  • Standards are C.T.K. exempted from Health Canada, allowing testing labs to use them as analytical reference products without additional tracking or licensing requirements.
     
  • We have true second source standards manufactured by two different ISO 17034 certified companies
     
  • Our list of standards is constantly growing. Check back periodically to see what’s new.

If you need a cannabinoid we don’t carry, let us know so we can let our suppliers know what to work on next.  Or call 1-800-267-8103.

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19 Component Terpene Reference Standard

AccuStandard logoAccuStandard has introduced a 19-component isopropanol mixture containing the major terpenes of interest for cannabis testing.  The concentration is 2500 ug/ml, offering the user both value and flexibility.  

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Target Mycotoxins in Cannabis with Restek's New Ochratoxin A & Aflatoxins Standards

Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolite compounds produced by mold or fungi. Due to the toxicity of certain mycotoxins that can be found on cannabis plants, there is a growing need to detect their presence in both raw plant materials and finished cannabis products.

Restek now offers two new mycotoxin certified reference materials (CRMs):
Ochratoxin A (cat.# RK34122) and Aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, G2) (cat.# RK34121).

These new reference standards enable labs to expand their cannabis analyses with a Restek solution when coupled with our high-throughput Raptor ARC-18 (cat.# RK9314A12) LC column.
 
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Attain a More-Comprehensive Characterization of Cannabis Samples

Restek's new CBL standard is ideal for creating multipoint calibration curves for LC analysis. This prepared stock product eliminates the need for in-house standards preparation for greater convenience and lower labor requirements.

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Stand-alone CBDV Reference Standard

Accurate quantitation of both cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabidivarin (CBDV) for cannabis potency and strain ID is a must, especially as interest in using CBDV as an anticonvulsant and anti-nausea treatment continues to rise. Restek now offers a stand-alone CBDV reference standard – in addition to CBD and a host of other cannabis standards – to help labs with the comprehensive analysis of cannabis products.

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The AccuStandard Canadian Cannabis Standards Catalogue is a compilation of the reference standards you need for regulatory testing – cannabinoids, residual solvents and pesticides – and product aroma testing (terpenes) all in one handy location.

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Sample Preparation

Hamilton's Microlab 600 provides unprecedented accuracy and precision for both difficult and routing pipetting needs. 
Save time and money while improving results!

The MICROLAB 600 is a highly precise syringe pump with a graphical user interface designed to quickly and easily dilute and dispense liquids. This positive displacement system provides better than 99% accuracy, independent of a liquid’s viscosity, vapor pressure, and temperature. The inert fluid path minimizes sample carry over and is compatible with harsh chemicals.

Hamilton’s data-driven whitepaper shows how the Microlab 600 outperforms volumetric glassware, and from a versatility standpoint, it outperforms air displacement pipettes.  The Microlab 600 saves time, money, limits waste production and maintains high accuracy and precision.

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Simplified Cannabis Sample Preparation

The latest addition to UCT’s QuEChERS line puts a new “spin” on dSPE.  SpinFiltr® combines the practice of conventional dSPE with the added benefit of ultrafiltration.  UCT’s new format of dSPE salts paired with a 0.2µm filtration device simultaneously removes unwanted matrix compounds and filters samples without the need for any additional steps.  With traditional dSPE, analysts must pay close attention when removing the purified extracts from tubes so as to not disrupt the layers formed during centrifugation.  SpinFiltr® not only eliminates this problem but also allows analysts to recover additional samples without the salts getting in the way!

…simply Add, Vortex, and Spin!

Salts and unwanted matrix stay in the top chamber while the purified extract is filtered and collected in the bottom portion of the tube.  The chamber is discarded, leaving only the purified extract that is ready for analysis.

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Automated Clean-up of Aflatoxins and Ochratoxins

The Freestyle SPE system can be used to automate the clean-up of aflatoxins and ochratoxins in hemp samples. By using the specially designed immunoaffinity columns, you can extract the content of Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2 and Ochratoxin A with very good recoveries. Make it a complete streamline process by combining the Freestyle SPE module with the EVA (evaporation module) and the in-line direct LC injection module.

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QuEChERS Method for the Determination of Mycotoxins

CrossTOX® is a low cost QuEChERS SPE Column for the Analysis of 16 Mycotoxins in one run!

  • Many labs analyze mycotoxins using a dilute-and-shoot method that is labour intensive and slow.
  • CrossTOX® improves these analyses by using a QuEChERS-based procedure that provides a cleaner extract than the syringe filter used in the dilute-and-shoot method (the syringe filter is no longer needed when using CrossTOX®)
  • Because the extract is cleaner, CrossTOX® allows a higher number of sample injections to be made before the LC-MS/MS needs to be cleaned or maintained.  That means your LC-MS/MS is running more and being serviced and cleaned less.
  • CrossTOX® saves significant cost per sample as much less internal standard is required.

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Extraction and Clean-up of Pesticides Using ChloroFiltr®

ChloroFiltr® is a novel polymeric based sorbent designed for the removal of chlorophyll from acetonitrile extracts. Traditional QuEChERS cleanup approaches use graphitized carbon black (GCB) to remove pigments, including chlorophyll, from sample extracts. Although GCB is effective in removing chlorophyll it can also retain planer analytes, resulting in low recovery. UCT has developed a proprietary polymeric sorbent that selectively removes chlorophyll without sacrificing the recovery of planar analytes. ChloroFiltr® is used as a replacement for GCB in the QuEChERS procedure and no additional method modifications are required (optimal cleanup is obtained utilizing acetonitrile).

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LCTech – FREESTYLE ThermELUTE System for Automated Mycotoxin Analysis

This system offers complete automation of sample preparation and analysis, a 14-fold increase in sensitivity compared to manual SPE, reduced hands-on time and increased sample throughput. 

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Chromatrap Spin Column Homogeniser for Preparing Cannabis Samples
for Analysis of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD)

The ratio of THC and CBD is crucial for differentiating medicinal versus recreational cannabis. This ratio is important for taxation authorities, medical regulators and growers alike. Accurate THC/CBD determination relies on effective sample preparation from samples of cannabis leaf, bud and flower.

Offering a gentle, quick and clean alternative to mechanical syringe and needle homogenization, the Chromatrap Spin Column Homogeniser quickly and efficiently homogenizes cells, tissue lysates and plant extracts in a single step. Porvair's unique proprietary bio-shredding Vyon® polymer advantageously reduces lysate viscosity and captures insoluble debris by centrifugation.

Used in conjunction with the Porvair Plant and Seed Genomics microplate the Chromatrap Spin Column Homogeniser provides efficient sample preparation clean-up and Cannabis THC/CBD analysis set-up.

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For assistance with any cannabis separation or clean-up questions, contact our Technical Support Team for more information.