Cannabis Analyzer for Potency

A simple solution, complete with a column, methods, batches, and reports. Allows for sample submission to reporting in just a few mouse clicks, with easy and minimal workflow for the inexperienced analyst.

Many European countries have now legalized cannabis for medical use, and some are also considering to permit “adult” (recreational) consumption. Numerous health benefits have been reported for cannabis, including; general pain reduction, anti-nausea, reduction of seizures, and autism. QC testing for cannabinoids is essential for the accurate labeling of cannabis products in both medical and recreational cannabis markets. Cannabis “potency” is normally determined by quantitation of the major cannabinoids, including THCA, THC, CBD, and CBN.

Standard Compound List
d9-THC d9-Tetrahydrocannabinoid
d8-THC d8-Tetrahydrocannabinoid
THCA d9-Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid
THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin
CBD Cannabidiol
CBDA Cannabidiolic acid
CBDV Cannabidivarin
CBG Cannabigerol
CBGA Cannabigerolic acid
CBN Cannabinol
CBC Cannabichromene
Click to view the Cannabis Alkaloids

Accurate Results from Real-World Sample Extracts

The following is an overlay of a flower sample with the standards supplied in the High-Sensitivity Method package.

Three Proven Methods:

High Throughput Method  

When high sample throughput is paramount – 60 samples per 8 hr. day. Quantitative for 10 cannabinoids (no THCV) in under 8 minutes. Developed in collaboration with commercial testing laboratories.

HPLC-017–Learn more in this application news about the High Throughput Method (PDF, 350KB)

High Sensitivity Method  

When THCV is important, yet with good sample throughput – 48 samples per 8 hr. day. Quantitative for 11 cannabinoids (including THCV) in under 10 minutes. The method provides the sharpest chromatographic peaks and best sensitivity.

HPLC-016-Learn more in this application news about the High Sensitivity Method (PDF, 350KB)

High Resolution Method  

For baseline separation of 11+ components, including THCV. Minimum Resolution = 2.0. 16 samples per 8 hr. day. This is the preferred method when performing research, adding additional compounds, or state regulations change.

HPLC-015–Learn more in this application news about the High Resolution Method (PDF, 350KB)

Custom Cannabis Analyzer Software

Shimadzu does not support or promote the use of its products or services in connection with illegal use, cultivation or trade of cannabis products. Shimadzu products are intended to be used for research use only purposes or state approved medical research. Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is not condoning the use of recreational nor medical marijuana, we are merely providing a market summary of the cannabis testing industry.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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