Advanced Analytical Testing

Bring your cannabis product vision to a reality

Why test with us?

As a licensed cannabis analytical laboratory, we offer in-depth analysis and precise characterization of the chemical makeup of your plant material and products. We provide analytics that go beyond the basic compliance testing for product releases required by Health Canada. Our tests assist with eliminating impurities, adjusting potencies, optimizing extraction and manufacturing processes, and determining the improvements needed to achieve the desired results for your cannabis products.

  • Personalized Service

    We offer a complimentary consultation call with us to discuss how to adapt the tests to meet your specific needs and sample sizes.

  • Sophisticated Instruments

    We have access to state-of-the-art instruments and university facilities. All test orders include the original data files from testing instrument and PDFs.

  • Scientific Expertise

    Our team of award-winning chemists and data scientists will get you where you want to be with your product. For analysis of your test results, hourly consulting services are available.

Tests

Please note that all prices are in CAD and testing services are only available for cannabis companies licensed by Health Canada.

This test is used for general identification of sample compounds by determining functional groups within each compound. It can be used to characterize different cannabis cultivars to help you match the right material to the optimal conditions for production. 

$420 per sample

Read this article to learn how IR can support your production processes.

 

This test measures the heat transfer during chemical reactions and can help determine the kinetics of a reaction. Calorimetry is an integral part of process scale-up and chemical engineering. Alternatively, in conjunction with other tests, a comparative study of the amphipathic interactions of your products with biological membranes can be determined. 

Starting at $430 per sample

*Additional runtime: $155 per hour

This test determines the temperature at which a compound moves from the solid to the liquid state. Understanding this element of the product’s behavior can assist with product characterization, manufacturing, and packaging. Using the proper temperatures for packaging materials that get heated and change physical state, such as lip balms, is critical for maintaining the integrity and intended effects of the product. 

$430 per sample

This test characterizes, quantifies, and assesses the purity of single compounds or mixtures in solutions or solid states. The results produce a chemical fingerprint of the composition of your product, which can identify unknowns in formulations and offer insights into possible future improvements of the product. 

NMR (1H): Starting at $475 per sample

NMR (13C): Starting at $475 per sample

*Additional runtime: $70 per half hour

This test uses high-resolution Liquid Chromatography (LC) and Gas Chromatography (GC) instruments to reveal all the metabolites in your product. It can help determine sample purity and consistency of compounds beyond just THC and CBD. Possible avenues of exploration include taxonomy of chemovars, plant cultivation optimization, and assessment of cannabis-based sources of bioactivity in medicine.

$745 per sample

This test captures gasses and aerosols formed during smoking and vaping. Coupled with an analysis on Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy (GCMS) instrument, the results identify and quantify compounds present within the formed aerosols. We can support your toxicological studies, improve the safety of your products, and help tailor the smoking experiences for your consumers. 

Starting at $5,000 

This test measures the size and size distribution of particles in a sample. This is an important test used in quality control and product development. It can be used to establish the particle size in powders, like CBD isolate, where exact sizing is important for bioavailability. Particle sizing also supports research projects in extraction optimization and pre-roll manufacturing.

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Read this article to learn how to optimize extraction processes with particle sizing.

Read this article to learn how particle sizing can improve pre-roll manufacturing.

These tests provide information about the crystal structure, chemical composition, and the physical properties of your product.

SINGLE CRYSTAL METHOD:

Results offer detailed information on the atomic structure of compounds. Single crystals are required for a successful analysis and must be provided by the client. 

$1,640 per sample

POWDER METHOD (PXRD):

Instead of single crystals, powder samples are probed for information on atomic structure, identification, and sample purity. Powder samples can be mixtures and thus are easier to create than single crystals, but the structural information provided in the results is less comprehensive that when using the single crystal method.

$555 per sample

This process docks ligands into a protein model, resulting in protein-ligand complexes.

RIGID DOCKING:

(With Schrodinger Glide): analysis of provided or publicly available crystal structure into defined binding pocket with top 5 poses (if applicable) reported, results provided in .pdb format.

$1,500 per ligand

INDUCED-FIT DOCKING:

(With Schrodinger Prime): analysis of provided or publicly available crystal structure into defined binding pocket with top 5 poses (if applicable) reported, results provided in .pdb format 

$3,000 per ligand

For further work on likely protein targets, binding sites, probable binding poses, and calculation of protein-ligand binding free energy for your ligand, please view our full computational chemistry services.  

NANOPARTICLE SIZING, PDI:

Using dynamic light scattering (DLS), nanometer particle size and polydispersity (PDI) of an emulsion or nanoparticle is determined. For beverages that incorporate emulsions and also nanoparticle drug product development, these results can be used to understand the impact of mixing variables (eg. mixing speed, excipient ratios) on the size and quality of resulting particles.

$100 per sample

NANOPARTICLE SHELF-LIFE:

A nanoemulsion or nanoparticle that does not change over time is defined as stable or as having a long shelf-life. Minimal differences in size and quality are desired and indicative of a well balanced nanoparticle formulation, and one that will be able to be stored without change for a period of time. Stability is tested over 1 month with 8 timepoints.

$500 per sample

CANNABINOID STABILITY:

Nanoparticles have the potential to stabilize the compounds they encapsulate. This test helps determine if the nanoparticles maintain the potency of the original compounds over time which is important in the case of cannabinoids that change under light, pH and oxidation. Stability is tested over 1 month with 8 timepoints.

$500 per sample

NANOPARTICLE DISSOLUTION PROFILE:

Dissolution is a bench test that quantifies the release of active ingredients from a particle in an environment mimicking physiological conditions (temperature, pH). The dissolution profile of a product can help predict how the active ingredients will reach the blood stream, or how different formulations impart unique active ingredient release profiles (eg. fast-acting vs long-lasting). Sample is tested over 8 timepoints.

$1,000 per sample

NANOPARTICLE ENCAPSULATION EFFICIENCY:

Encapsulation efficiency is used to understand how much active ingredient (cannabinoids) is found within each nanoparticle and how much is lost in the process of formulating. Process losses due to handling, container adhesion, surfactant make-up and excipient concentrations all have the potential to reduce the amount of cannabinoids in the particle.

$200 per sample

Our team of chemists will interpret your test data and resultsThis service solely includes discussions regarding the tests CBDV offers. 

$150 per hour

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