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What equipment do I need to start a cannabis lab?

Suzanne M. on December 26,2019

We are often asked by our cannabis customers for a list of instruments necessary to start an analytical cannabis operation. So we have compiled the information below for your reference when diving into the cannabis industry.

  • GC systems & HPLC systems are used to quantify the potency of cannabis samples, including THC, THCA, CBD, CDBA and CBN components.
  • Mass Spec systems are used in testing for residual solvents such as pesticides, water, butane, carbon dioxide, ethanol and other solvents used in cannabis processing.
  • ICP-MS and AA Spectrometers are critical in testing for heavy metal contaminants such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic, sometimes found in cultivation.
  • Analytical testing systems are used for testing residual solvents, cannabinoid characterization and THC potency.

While instrumentation is only one part of the equation when starting a cannabis lab, it’s an important piece of the overall budget and can determine a lab’s overall success. GenTech has a vast inventory of premium quality refurbished lab instruments to maximize budgets and produce reliable results for potency testing, pesticide analysis and contamination detection.

For more information or to request a quote, click here to speak with a GenTech Lab Solutions Specialist.

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