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Good Lab Practices and Tips From The Pros

Tight budgets and time constraints often lead to simple oversights in the lab, impacting the quality of your analyses. Many chromatography challenges can be traced back to human error, poor maintenance, or a lack of proper training. Here are a few tips on good laboratory practices to consider for more accurate testing results: Tip 1: Improve Precision and Accuracy by Using Internal Standards When used

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Hazardous Waste 101: A Primer for the Cannabis Industry

What is Hazardous Waste? Hazardous waste is a waste with properties that make it potentially dangerous or harmful to human health or the environment. They can be the by-products of manufacturing processes, discarded used materials, or discarded unused commercial products, such as cleaning fluids (solvents) or pesticides. In regulatory terms, a hazardous waste is a waste that appears on one of the four RCRA (Resource

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Cannabis Extract Oil

The Importance of Residual Solvent Testing in Cannabis Products

Residual solvent testing is important in non-medicated food types, but is especially pertinent to the safety of cannabis products. All processed product types must be tested for residual solvents. This test is required for pre-rolled products, concentrates, beverages, infused oils, food products and other similar matrix types. Overall, we must test anything that is not flower material only. This is because the concentrates used to

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cannabis plant for pesticide analysis

Pesticide Analysis Identification Criteria: Remember That Thing Called Retention Time?

Setting analyte identification parameters is important and will play a large role in just about everything else especially determination of limit of detection, limit of quantitation and false positive/false negative rates. This seems straightforward because, of course, you must be able to identify your pesticides. Although parameters include retention time matching and mass spectral data, setting the actual criteria for your parameters will allow you

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Shedding Light on ATP Testing

Whatever part(s) of the cannabis production and processing industry you are invested in, there is a question that will go a long way towards quality assurance and product safety concerns: “How do we define clean?” Environmental factors in processing facilities can have far reaching effects on the quality of your final product, and even longer lasting effects on your brand image. This is of extreme

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QR Coded Glassware

QR Coded Class A Laboratory Glassware – An Easy Time Saver For Your Lab!

The Usual: Your laboratory is engaged in work so important that you absolutely must have Class A calibrated volumetric glassware, such as a cylinder or flask, made of the finest materials in an ISO approved factory. This glassware is an investment for you, and you pay attention to information on the printed certificate of calibration included with the product. This certificate is necessary to support

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Important Information for Our Customers

To Our Friends and Customers,

We recognize that these are unsettling times and we want you to know that the safety and health of our global community, including our valued customers and dedicated vendors, is of the utmost importance to us.

During this time, our commitment to you as a valued customer will continue to remain strong and steady. Our e-commerce lights will also remain on while our team across the country works virtually and practices strict social distancing.
We are in close contact with our vendors to ensure that customers like you are able to access all of our products and continue business as usual. I can say with confidence that we are well positioned in this regard due to the broad diversity among the vendors that we represent.
In an effort to help facilitate current strategic orders, we have stocked our warehouse with MilliporeSigma mobile phase solvents. In our experience, mobile phase solvents are an example of products that are imperative to operations and are often ordered with short lead time relative to operational needs. We are prepared to ship these products immediately and have also applied a discount.

Nothing is more important than your health and safety, and the need to protect those most vulnerable to the coronavirus. Please take care of yourselves and others.

Ken Snoke
Founder, Emerald Scientific