Not thwarted by the chaos of encountered in 2020, Agilent scientists worked diligently with cannabis testing labs to define their needs to survive the economic downturn and thrive in the future.
1) The need for a fast GC/MS/MS analysis for pesticides not amenable to electrospray ionization;
2) The need for a residual solvent analysis specific for cannabinoid products; and
3) The need for a liquid injection terpenes analysis for cannabis and cannabis products.
This information ultimately led to the development of methods for residual pesticides, residual solvents, and terpenes analysis in cannabis and cannabinoid products built around the Agilent Intuvo 9000 GC platform.
Agilent products and solutions are intended to be used for analytical testing of cannabis in laboratories where such use is permitted under state/country law.
Presenter: Anthony Macherone, PhD (Senior Scientist, Agilent Technologies, Inc.)
For the past several years, Anthony has been leading a team of Agilent scientists for the development and deployment of analytical testing methodologies to assure quality and safety of cannabis products. Anthony has written extensively on cannabis testing methodologies, solving complex problems encountered when using certain analytical systems, and contributed several chapters to books on the subject. In June 2020, Anthony joined Cannabis Science and Technology®’s Editorial Advisory Board.