Top 5 Devices Every Cannabis Laboratory Should Own
With the expanding need for high-quality cannabis processing and testing products, standard laboratory practices are being applied to produce a better product. This includes having the right equipment for your cannabis laboratory.
Here is our pick for the lab equipment every cannabis processing lab should have.
Ductless Fume Hood
Fume hoods are designed to protect the operator from harmful chemical fumes and application inside from external contamination. There are two types of fume hoods, ducted and ductless. A ducted fume hood can be connected to a building HVAC system to pull contaminants out of the building. A ductless does not require an HVAC system to filter contaminated air. Ductless fume hoods are equipped with a ULPA filter to prevent contaminated air from recirculating back into the laboratory. Without the need for an HVAC system, ductless hoods can be moved around the laboratory to make space for other equipment. Read our full article on the difference between a ductless and ducted fume hood. View available laboratory fume hoods here.
Polymerase chain reaction or PCR analysis is a technique used in laboratories to find small amounts of DNA in samples. PCR machines help amplify a segment of DNA using PCR. These machines are important in laboratories working with gene cloning.
Refrigerated centrifuges are devices used in laboratories to separate fluids, gas, or liquids based on density. This is achieved by spinning materials inside a vessel at high speeds, pushing heavier materials to the outside. This process is critical when separating solid plant particles from THC extract. The refrigeration part of the device maintains a low temperature to prevent any heat damage to your samples.
Micropipettes are perfect for transferring samples for HPLC breakdown tests. This is a common laboratory tool used in chemistry, biology, and medicine to precise measure and transport liquids.
A rotary evaporator is common laboratory devices used for the efficient and gentle removal of solvents from samples by evaporation. This is perfect as part of the ethanol extraction process.
These are the top 5 devices you should purchase when starting a new cannabis processing laboratory. Visit our products catalog to see more laboratory & cleanroom equipment and supplies.