The fully automated QS-Works 420 cannabis sample preparation workflow
Recognizing that Cannabis and hemp testing is challenging due to the diversity of the sample matrix, the lack of published methodologies, and the availability of a complete solution from one partner PerkinElmer has developed a fully automated pesticide testing workflow.
Currently, most laboratories, require multiple sample preparation steps to perform their pesticide residue assay. This workflow is time-consuming, prone to errors due to the human variability, and poorly suited to high volume cannabis and hemp testing labs. To dramatically improve the labs "Turn Around Time" and data quality, PKI has developed a fully automated sample preparation workflow and LC/MSMS analytical solution to meet State and Country cannabis compliance needs.
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.
Advantages of Automated Cannabis & Hemp Testing Solutions
- A streamlined solution from a single supplier for easy implementation and application support
- Faster, easier and fully automated sample preparation with micro balance, vortex, and centrifuge ondeck
- Industry leading analytical and mass spectrometry technology with intuitive cloud-based software
The fully automated pesticide residue workflow helps labs run four to five times faster to increase their productivity, reduce consumable cost with innovative washing program, improve compliance with complete sample traceability with automatic data management across technology platforms and LIMs, and automate cannabis testing lab workflows such as pesticide and mycotoxin residue analysis, potency, and qPCR microbial analysis.