With more companies researching the myriad uses of cannabis, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure the safety and quality of the products. The FDA is continuing to study the effects of cannabis and CBD on various conditions as well as the long-term effects the products may have on the human body. For that reason, laboratories that are engaging in the research and development of these unique products need to ensure not only the efficacy of the cannabis, but the safety and quality of the product as well to meet the FDA’s strict compliance guidelines. The compliance guidelines for medical versus recreational marijuana may be different in each state, territory and DC.
Sample prep can be key in accurate analysis.2 By implementing quality assurance testing, laboratories will be able to improve their sample prep processes as well as help prevent any compliance issues further along in the supply chain.
INTERSCIENCE has been developing and manufacturing innovative scientific equipment for microbiology for over 40 years, and our products have been used in cannabis laboratories for sample prep. Two such products make up the Dilute & Blend system, which is a winning combination to ensure accuracy and efficiency while avoiding risk of cross-contamination. The DiluFlow gravimetric dilutor is designed for the automatic dilution of a solid sample with the appropriate weight of diluent. Simply dilute your sample by pressing 2 keys, and the proper amount of buffer diluent is added to your sample. The Minimix 100 lab blender automatically homogenizes any solid sample in a sterile bag and allows safe and easy extraction of bacteria.