Analytical Technologies to Improve Quality and Compliancy of CBD, Hemp and Cannabis Products
Speaking in November 2021 at the Analytical Cannabis Expo Europe Online, Ignazio Garaguso, PhD, Sr. Regional Segment Leader Food Safety and LCMS at PerkinElmer, presented his talk on PerkinElmer's validated solutions for the analysis and quality testing of CBD, hemp and cannabis products.
Abstract: Assessing the quality of hemp products is not an easy task. Several factors contribute to this, including the industry's ability to keep up with growing demand, strict regulations, and the wide range of product forms like edible, cosmetics, creams and oils - that need to be analysed. Taken together, these factors can make it difficult for both inexperienced and experienced laboratories to meet regulatory requirements.
To overcome the unique challenges of ensuring the quality of CBD, hemp and cannabis products while meeting regulations, it is critical for companies and testing laboratories to focus on key areas of analysis: quantifying the potency of CBD and THC, determining heavy metals as well as contaminants from residual solvents, pesticides and mycotoxins.