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Top List: Lab products for cannabis testing reviewed by our scientists

Find reviews from other scientists on lab products ideal for use in the cannabis testing industry, from CBD analysis to plant pathogens

21 May 2023

Choosing the right lab equipment can be a complex decision. That’s why SelectScience® lab product reviews can be a valuable tool, enabling you to make an informed choice and hear what other scientists involved in the cannabis testing industry have to say about the products they use every day.

We’ve collated some reviews on notable laboratory equipment for cannabis testing that could enhance your lab’s results and workflows. From reagents and lab essentials to specialized cannabis technology, find out the experiences other lab managers, researchers and technicians have had with these products. 

by Zymo Research

Application area: RNA extraction from cannabis plants.

I was looking for a kit to extract RNA from plant tissue to be used for virus detection. Plants often have secondary metabolites making nucleic acid extraction of downstream reactions difficult. The kit worked great for my cannabis plants and subsequent qRT-PCR! Sabine Zacate, Thomas More University.

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CFX96 Touch™ Deep Well Real-Time PCR Detection System by Bio-Rad

Application area: Plant pathogen testing.

The qPCR uses a multi-channel fluorescence detector, therefore, can detect up to 6 targets in a single reaction. It is a cost-effective and time-saving option to set up in-house assays for any cannabis producer. Manu Gangola, University of Saskatchewan.

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Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA) Standard
by Restek Corp.

Application area: Quality control.

We consistently achieve repeatable results with this product. Kawai Medeiros, MRX Labs.

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Raptor™ ARC-18 LC Columns
by Restek Corp.

Application area: Analysis of CBD.

Achieved good separation of many different CBD compounds. Edwin Srisan, Analytical Food Labs.

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LightLab 3 Cannabis Analyzer 
by Orange Photonics, Inc.

Application area: Cannabis extraction processing.

The LightLab 3 is an essential, easy-to-use tool that provides me results asap. The software walks me through SOP. John MacKay, Synergistic Technology Associates.

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Agilent 1220 Infinity II LC System 
by Agilent Technologies

Application area: Cannabis analysis.

This equipment is very user-friendly, and we receive reproducible high-quality results on our cannabis analysis. Alison Kaskey, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

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Application area: Pipetting liquids.

“These pipettes make me feel confident in the research I am conducting!” Kelsey Rogers, Kentucky Cannabis Company.

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by Buchi

Application area: Cannabis/hemp/CBD/pesticide remediation.

The Pure Chromatography Systems are very user friendly and have allowed our company to take great steps in R&D. They work quickly, smoothly, and reliably. We could not be happier. Kurt Brower, Carolina Botanical Development.

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