Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has released the new Cannabis Analyzer for Potency, described by the company as “the first-ever instrument designed specifically for quantitative determination of cannabinoid content.”
The Analyzer is a comprehensive package integrating hardware, workflows and supplies. After one day of installation and testing, users will have everything they need to measure the potency of their cannabis. According to Shimadzu, operators save lab time because they do not have to develop quantitative testing methods, which have been included and confirmed for repeatability and accuracy.
The Cannabis Analyzer includes three analysis packages for different purposes: the High Throughput package is designed for potency determination of 10 cannabinoids in less than eight minutes per sample; the High Sensitivity package adds THCV to the list with an analysis time of 10 minutes; the High Resolution package gives baseline resolution for all 11 compounds in less than 30 minutes and offers the option of expanding the target list as regulations change.