Optimize This! Enhancing the Quality and Consistency of Cannabis and Extraction
Everyone makes the best extracts. But are they optimized? And what does “the best” mean; does it mean high yield, high quality, or both? And what is quality anyway? Quality begins in the cultivation process and continues throughout the handling of the product from seed to sale. At OutCo, we’ve studied our production pipeline and extraction methodologies to offer optimized products to our patients. Finding the ideal balance between yield and consumer rating, we were able to optimize extraction protocols for controlled mixtures of compounds. Our custom methods enable us to create products with designer cannabinoid and terpene ratios, customized to patients’ and doctors’ needs. All of this was achieved in an efficient manner through the use of design of experiment (DoE) techniques, and continuous improvement of all processes.
Speaking in 2018, Blake Grauerholz discusses OutCo's latest results in supercritical CO2 extraction and Rosin separation. How to improve the overall quality and consistency of products, preserving the molecular makeup of flower & extract and optimizing extraction processes by testing multiple factors simultaneously will also be explored.