Cannabinoid Profile & Potency Analysis
Cannabis is made up of over 500 chemical compounds. Cannabis potency analysis focuses on identifying the cannabinoid compounds and measures their levels of strength. The most commonly tested cannabinoids are: Delta-9- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabinol (CBN), Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCA), Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA), Cannabigerol (CBG),Cannabigerolic Acid (CBGA), Cannabichromene (CBC) and Delta- 8- Tetrahydrocannabinol.
Cannabinoid profile and potency screening aids LP’s, ACMPR growers, processors and quality control laboratories in knowing the level of cannabinoids in their samples and shows the compound profiles of different strains which is necessary for accurate labeling.
Our method to determine the potency of cannabinoid constituents is Liquid Chromatography with UV detection (HPLC-UV).
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Terpenes are the essential oils produced in most plants - including cannabis. Cannabis is unique in that each strain has a unique profile of terpenes. The fragrant imprint of each plant is a result of different combinations of terpenes which offers a unique scent from one strain to the next. Terpenes are independent from and in synergy with cannabinoids and proven to exhibit medicinal properties independent from the cannabinoids.
Utilizing Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS), Salvation BioScience currently screens for 23 Terpenes.
If you are interested in additional terpene compounds please contact us – we are happy to customize our methods to fit your needs.
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The cannabis plant is susceptible to a number of pests and diseases during all phases of cultivation and it is common practice to use a variety of chemical control methods to combat these risks. Health Canada has currently approved 20 pesticides for application on cannabis plants and mandates third-party testing of unauthorized pesticides.
Salvation BioScience employs state-of-the-art liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) and gas chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) for the quantitative determination of unauthorized pesticides potentially being used in cannabis plant cultivation.
We currently provide quantified testing for 60 compounds.
There are two main reasons to consider a visual inspection on dry cannabis flower. Ensuring cannabis and derivatives in Canada are safe for consumption and having an accurate description of the condition of the trichomes with details of flower/leaf development is becoming increasingly important.
We inspect sample specimens for foreign material contamination and evidence of spoilage. Salvation BioScience includes photomicrograph results on Certificate of Analysis.
Salvation BioScience provides customers with cost-effective quality assurance on a range of products, from raw flower to ready-to-use derivatives.
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