March 16, 2023
Understanding LightLab Calibration: The First Principles Methodology
Dylan Wilks, CTO of Orange Photonics, explains the First Principles Methodology used to calibrate the LightLab 3 Cannabis Analyzer. Unlike traditional calibration methods used on typical HPLC lab equipment, LightLab calibration is designed to maximize accuracy and performance by calibrating each component separately. Watch the video to learn more!
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February 1, 2023
Chromatograms Now Available on LightLab CoA
A chromatogram is the raw data used by LightLab as well as laboratory HPLCs to generate cannabinoid content results. LightLab 3 can provide even more insight into the samples you are testing, for example: Provide raw data for review by scientists familiar with HPLC Analysis Identify minor cannabinoids present below detection limits Identify contaminants or unwanted cannabinoids Identify issues with samples... Read More ➝
December 15, 2022
Case Study: LightLab Cannabis Analyzer & Solar Cannabis Co.
Solar Cannabis Co.'s Director of Post-Harvest, Erin Kinnane, and Vice President of Cultivation, Brendan Delaney, talk LightLab. Watch the video to learn how LightLab Cannabis Analyzer has become an essential and valuable in-house testing tool for this vertically-integrated east coast cannabis company.
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August 12, 2022
Converted Cannabinoids Module
Orange Photonics has developed a specific analysis for Δ8THC that allows LightLab to achieve higher accuracy than a more generalized HPLC measurement approach. During our research, testing and validation of Δ8THC for LightLab 3, we found two interesting results... Read More ➝
February 9, 2022
NIST CannaQAP LightLab 3 Cannabis Analyzer Results
Amid the first rounds of testing in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cannabis Quality Assurance Program (CannaQAP), Orange Photonics’ LightLab 3 Cannabis Analyzer, a portable HPLC, performed extremely well when compared to the best cannabis testing labs in the world. Read More ➝
November 3, 2021
The Extraction Kinetic Curve
Understanding the dynamics at play during an extraction is important for maximizing efficiency and throughput. One key concept of ScCO2 extraction is the kinetic curve. The kinetic extraction curve is a mass transfer dynamic that provides information on the rate of solubilization and recovery of target compounds. It is key in determining how efficient an extraction is. Read More ➝
September 20, 2021
Over $2B Illicit Cannabis Removed with LightLab 3 Cannabis Analyzer
NEW LONDON, NH – September 20, 2021 – LightLab 3 Cannabis Analyzer by Orange Photonics, is helping law enforcement rapidly identify and remove cannabis plants and products from the illicit market. Year-to-date LightLab 3 has been involved in enforcement actions that have resulted in the confiscation of over $2B of illicit plant and product. Across the United States, regulators and... Read More ➝
September 14, 2021
Cultivator Cup LightLab Results
Orange Photonics tested 28 flower samples submitted by licensed cannabis cultivators from across the state of Massachusetts. LightLab 3 was used to test these samples for cannabinoid and terpene content, helping to distinguish potency and defining quality characteristics. Read More ➝
August 3, 2021
Adding Insight to Instinct: A Glimpse at Analytical Process Tracking for Extractors
In the rapidly evolving world of cannabis extraction, the need to maximize output may feel at odds with maintaining high quality standards. Extraction practices have oftentimes been driven through both instinct and experience, with limited opportunity to make data-driven decisions in real-time. With competition expanding, it is imperative that forward-thinking organizations apply process-tracking analytical practices typically applied by highly regulated industries.
The practices highlighted in this article are proven to improve quality of products, efficiency in processes, and avoid costly mistakes with LightLab 3. Read More ➝