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...

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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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September 28, 2022

U.S. Customs Border & Protection Agency Selects Orange Photonics LightLab 3 for Portable Cannabis Analyzer Solicitation

NEW LONDON, NH – September 28, 2022 – US Customs Border & Protection Agency has evaluated and selected the LightLab 3 Cannabis Analyzer from Orange Photonics as its field-deployable cannabis testing solution. “Previous to this award, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laboratories and Scientific Services conducted a multi-phase assessment of LightLab 3 Cannabis Analyzer,” says Orange Photonics’ President, Stephanie...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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April 29, 2021

Delta-8 THC Now Reported by LightLab 3 Cannabis Analyzer

Orange Photonics is pleased to announce that the LightLab 3 Cannabis Analyzer now reports Delta-8 THC (D8-THC), an increasingly popular cannabinoid found in hemp-derived cannabis products. In addition, Orange Photonics is releasing a new Mobile Monitoring feature which gives users the ability to track sample test progress and view results from a smartphone.

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