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Genetic Testing in Cannabis & Hemp

Genetics & Research in Cannabis & Hemp

PerkinElmer’s end to end solutions allow Cannabis breeders to minimize errors, reduce hands-on time, and increase throughput and reproducibility. Flexible instrumentation modules, based on your testing and throughput requirements, can be added to meet your needs.

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Marker Assisted Selection For Cannabis Breeding

Marker Assisted Breeding (MAB), a technique commonly used in agricultural industries, can be used by Cannabis breeders to associate regions of genetic variation (locus/ loci) with a specific phenotypic trait. Marker Assisted Selection (MAS), a selection process used in MAB where a trait of interest is selected based on a specific genetic marker, allows Cannabis breeders to select for specific characteristics such as yield, potency, vigor, disease resistance; potentially strengthening strainsand enhancing crops through traditional breeding techniques.

Improve the efficiency of Cannabis Breeding

Marker Assisted Breeding (MAB), a technique commonly used in agricultural industries, can be used by Cannabis breeders to associate regions of genetic variation (locus/ loci) with a specific phenotypic trait. Marker Assisted Selection (MAS), a selection process used in MAB where a trait of interest ...

Heavy Metals Testing

Heavy Metals can be absorbed into the cannabis plant and, even if at trace levels, they can still be harmful to end consumers. As such, it’s important to measure the toxic or nutritional elemental content of the cannabis sample. To help ensure accuracy and compliance, our Titan MPS and NexION ICP-MS include detailed state and matrix-specific methods that allows heavy metals such as Mercury, Lead, Arsenic, and Cadmium, and nutritional elements such as copper, zinc, and iron to be quantified in a cannabis lab.

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Cannabis Testing Solutions Brochure

Analyzing cannabis can be challenging. Setting up a laboratory, developing methods to ensure maximum throughput of samples, generating client reports, and preserving data integrity. More importantly, as state and country rules and regulations evolve, cannabis labs need instrumentation and support th ...

PerkinElmer Cannabis & Hemp Analytical Solutions App Note Compendium

This compendium explores how mass spectrometry can interrogate cannabis in record time, detecting heavy metals, pesticides and residual solvents – all highly harmful to consumers in substantial amounts. In terms of desirable compounds, modified mass spectrometry techniques can also be harnessed to d ...

Digestion, Testing, and Validation of Heavy Metals in Cannabis

Owing to the toxicity of heavy metals, it is increasingly important to test cannabis flowers and other cannabis derivatives so that patient and consumer safety is maintained as the use of cannabis becomes more common. This need has translated into an increasing demand for testing cannabis flowers an ...

Pesticide and Mycotoxin Testing

Testing to ensure that pesticide and mycotoxin levels in cannabis products are below regulatory levels is critical, as the cannabis concentrate matrix presents many analytical challenges including higher sample matrix effects and an increased concentration of cannabinoids in the sample. High performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) has emerged as the method of choice for pesticide and mycotoxin analysis as it offers superior selectivity, sensitivity, ruggedness, and does not require extensive sample preparation before analysis for a wide panel of analytes.

Our QSight® LC/MS/MS can analyze pesticides (including hydrophobic and chlorinated pesticides typically analyzed by GC/MS/MS) and mycotoxins in a cannabis concentrate matrix. Thanks to the dual APCI and ESI sources, you can get detection limits below those specified by the states cannabis regulations with a single instrument.

Moreover, we are now capable of offering you our QS-Works 420, the fully automated cannabis sample preparation workflow, which includes the ONE Pesticide420 reagent kit, JANUS® G3 420 Workstation, QSight® 420 LC/MSMS, integrated SimplicityLab420 software for data management, and cannabis specific SOPs, ensures that only the highest quality of cannabis products reach the consumer.

PerkinElmer Cannabis & Hemp Analytical Solutions App Note Compendium

This compendium explores how mass spectrometry can interrogate cannabis in record time, detecting heavy metals, pesticides and residual solvents – all highly harmful to consumers in substantial amounts. In terms of desirable compounds, modified mass spectrometry techniques can also be harnessed to d ...

Cannabis Testing Solutions Brochure

Analyzing cannabis can be challenging. Setting up a laboratory, developing methods to ensure maximum throughput of samples, generating client reports, and preserving data integrity. More importantly, as state and country rules and regulations evolve, cannabis labs need instrumentation and support th ...

A Single Cannabis Method to Meet California Pesticide and Mycotoxin Residues Regulatory Requirements

Testing for the levels of pesticide and mycotoxins in cannabis is important to ensure consumer safety and quality control. In this work, the PerkinElmer application development team analyzed all 66 pesticides (including very hydrophobic and chlorinated pesticides typically analyzed by GC-MS/MS) and ...

QS-Works 420 Complete Automated Workflow for Pesticide and Mycotoxin Testing in Cannabis and Hemp

QS-Works 420 represents the first ever connected suite of technology and reagents developed solely for supporting the cannabis and hemp testing market. Included in the workflow is a holistic laboratory execution system (LES), which integrates data across all instruments to allow scientists to proces ...

Analysis of Pesticides and Mycotoxins in Cannabis and Hemp with the ONE Pesticide420™ ISO17034 CRM Reagent Kit

To help laboratories reduce their turn around time, and improve their overall efficiency and data quality, PerkinElmer has developed the ONE Pesticide420™ ISO 17034 Reagent Kit for labs that operate in accordance with the California, Oregon, or equivalent regulatory requirements. In this study, mult ...

Efficient LC/MS/MS Method for Testing Hemp Samples for Pesticide Residues

Agricultural growing of hemp products for the purposes of cannabidiol (CBD) extraction was legalized in the United States with the passing of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018. Since the act passed, heightened concern over the use of pesticides in hemp production has been appreciated. However ...

Meeting Canadian Cannabis Pesticide Residues Regulatory Requirements by LC/MS/MS

Following the 2018 legalization of recreational cannabis usage in Canada, the quality and safety of cannabis products has garnered significant attention. Health Canada has developed a regulatory program mandating pesticide testing on all cannabis products. Under the program, licensed producers (LPs) ...

Novel ESI and APCI LC/MS/MS Method for Testing Cannabis and Hemp Concentrate Samples

The use of cannabis concentrates and CBD products (edibles, topicals, vape products, etc.) has increased in popularity as new regulation has been passed legalizing medicinal and recreational use in a number of states and provinces. Testing to ensure that pesticide and mycotoxin levels in cannabis pr ...

Analysis of Pesticide Residues in Cannabis Regulated by Oregon State Using LC/MS/MS

Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) has become the method of choice for pesticide. The state of Oregon has issued regulatory limits for 59 pesticide residues in both cannabis flower and concentrates, while other states have come up with their own lists of pesticide residues rel ...

LC/MS/MS Analytical Method for Pesticide Residue in Cannabis Flower as Defined by Florida Testing Requirements

This application note outlines a new workflow with one instrument platform (LC/MS/MS) method that is ideal for simultaneous analysis of pesticide and mycotoxins residue in cannabis. This application note demonstrates the performance of a LC/MS/MS ESI and APCI method with a single solvent extraction ...

Quantitation of Pesticide and Mycotoxin Residues in Cannabis as Defined by Seven States Recreational Cannabis Regulations

This application note describes a novel LC/MS/MS method with dual ESI and APCI source for analysis of different pesticides and mycotoxins residues regulated by seven different states in cannabis samples as of June 2021. The straightforward sample preparation procedure allows to achieve short sample ...

Residual Solvents & Terpene Testing

Terpenes are a class of compounds found in the oils of all plants and botanicals and are responsible for their unique flavors and aromas. Terpene profiles are diverse and can vary significantly depending on factors such as temperature, growth medium, nutrients and sunlight. This complexity makes accurate and reliable methods for testing and analysis important for consumers, healthcare professionals, and growers to ensure the quality and consistency of the cannabis is documented and labelled accurately.

The extraction process of cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material involves the use of solvents. Solvents are used to extract the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material. The procedure can also create impure byproducts, which may not be completely removed from the final product. These residual solvents can be toxic. The determination and understanding of terpenes and residual solvents concentrations are critical phases of cannabis testing for both health safety and product quality. The PerkinElmer HS-GC/MS solution for the determination of terpenes is fast and robust providing the laboratory with greater sample throughput, instrument uptime, and enhanced profits.

Our GC/MS-HS solution for Residual Solvents is fast and capable of quantifying residual solvents in all cannabis matrices. Combined with essentially maintenance-free operation, a PerkinElmer’s GC/MS-HS method will enhance productivity and strengthen your cannabis lab’s business operations.

Cannabis Testing Solutions Brochure

Analyzing cannabis can be challenging. Setting up a laboratory, developing methods to ensure maximum throughput of samples, generating client reports, and preserving data integrity. More importantly, as state and country rules and regulations evolve, cannabis labs need instrumentation and support th ...

PerkinElmer Cannabis & Hemp Analytical Solutions App Note Compendium

This compendium explores how mass spectrometry can interrogate cannabis in record time, detecting heavy metals, pesticides and residual solvents – all highly harmful to consumers in substantial amounts. In terms of desirable compounds, modified mass spectrometry techniques can also be harnessed to d ...

Fast, Accurate, and Precise Terpene Testing of Cannabis Samples

Like all botanicals and plants found in nature, cannabis also contains terpenes, which are the aromatic oils that give rise to the distinctive flavors and aromas found in cannabis varieties. There have been up to 140 different types of terpenes reported in cannabis, but multiple studies suggest that ...

Fast, Quantitative Analysis of Residual Solvents in Cannabis Concentrates

Compared to the more traditional cannabis flower, cannabis concentrate products, such as extracts, tinctures, edibles, waxes, and oils are becoming the most commonly used cannabis products that are legally manufactured for both medicinal and recreational purposes. Most concentrates are extracted usi ...

Potency Testing

With four different models to choose from, a JANUS® G3 workstation is available to meet your throughput requirements and eliminate your cannabis sample preparation bottlenecks for your potency testing.

Improve the Efficiency of your Cannabis Testing

PerkinElmer’s portfolio of JANUS® G3 workstations is optimized for the automation of your cannabis product quality and safety analysis and delivers the flexibility to meet your current and future needs. PerkinElmer’s team of application scientists have developed methods allowing the JANUS® G3 workst ...

PerkinElmer Cannabis & Hemp Analytical Solutions App Note Compendium

This compendium explores how mass spectrometry can interrogate cannabis in record time, detecting heavy metals, pesticides and residual solvents – all highly harmful to consumers in substantial amounts. In terms of desirable compounds, modified mass spectrometry techniques can also be harnessed to d ...

Cannabis Testing Solutions Brochure

Analyzing cannabis can be challenging. Setting up a laboratory, developing methods to ensure maximum throughput of samples, generating client reports, and preserving data integrity. More importantly, as state and country rules and regulations evolve, cannabis labs need instrumentation and support th ...

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