AOAC Launches Cannabis Proficiency Testing Program

AOAC International, partnering with Signature Sciences, debuts their pilot round for their cannabis laboratory proficiency testing program this month, the only PT program with actual cannabis flower as a matrix. The first live round of their PT program is scheduled to begin in November of 2022.

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An Evaluation of Sample Preparation Techniques for Cannabis Potency Analysis

With cannabis and cannabis products, the analyst is faced with a very challenging matrix and targets that may range from trace level through percent level thus placing considerable demands on the sample preparation techniques. The optimal sample preparation method for potency analysis of cannabis flower was determined using a methanol extraction coupled with filtration using regenerated cellulose filters.

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bioMérieux Gets AOAC Approval for PCR Detection of STEC and Salmonella in Cannabis

According to a press release, bioMérieux has achieved the first ever AOAC International approval for PCR Multiplex Detection of STEC and Salmonella in cannabis flower for their GENE-UP® PRO STEC/Salmonella Assay.

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