Fast, Accurate & Affordable Cannabis Potency Testing
Recorded: April 2016
Knowing the cannabinoid content levels present in flowers, extracts/concentrates, and infused products permits manufacturers and cultivators to have better control over their merchandise, and allows patients to make educated decisions when purchasing medicinal products. In the pharmaceutical industry, specific analytical processes are employed to ensure levels of standardization in the product’s potency and the methods used to acquire that data. Cannabis laboratories have not adopted standardized analytical methods, and therefore use differing techniques such as high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) or gas chromatography (GC), and different protocols and instrumentation within these methods. This leads to inherent challenges in measuring cannabinoids in an accurate, reproducible fashion. Thus, the experimental protocols have become diverse, lacking standardization, and have led to the inability to actively compare cannabinoid metrics measured from different labs.
Watch this webinar to learn how the Sage Analytics Luminary Profiler and Beacon enable users to measure larger sample sets in less time, at decreased costs, resulting in savings to cannabis businesses and researchers.
Jason Lupoi, Ph.D.,
Jason Lupoi graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Chemistry from LaRoche College, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and earned a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
During graduate school, Jason focused on developing applications in near-infrared Raman spectroscopy for analysis of lignocellulosic biomass, and creating multivariate data models to quantify chemical attributes in the plants. Jason was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (a Lawrence Berkeley National Lab facility) in Emeryville, California, on behalf of The University of Queensland (QAAFI), where he developed high-throughput analytical spectroscopy techniques to rapidly and efficiently screen large arrays of biomass feedstocks for the isolation of those that possess key biofuel traits.
Before signing on with Sage Analytics, Jason was employed by the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, CO. Jason has expertise in vibrational (NIR, mid-IR, Raman) spectroscopy, and its application for measuring large data sets using multivariate analysis/chemometrics. He has worked with leading scientists at JBEI, QAAFI, and NREL, and has lead projects focused on developing spectroscopic methods for plant analysis.