In an interview from the Emerald Conference 2020, Dr. Markus Roggen tells us about his slightly reluctant entry into the industry, the maddening inefficiencies in current extraction protocols, and his mission to put solid science at the heart of the industry.
The efficiency and quality of cannabis extracts is directly affected by how the cannabis is milled before extraction. Read here how and why.
Science is not believing in an answer, but testing asumptions and correcting if needed.
When revenue is falling, most companies want to reduce material costs. But before you do that, consider: have you addressed all of your production inefficiencies?
A peer-reviewed article published by Dr. Markus Roggen on a 7-step approach to product safety and production efficency.
Blast into the past with us to learn about the history of the use of cannabis- dating back to 2700 BCE!
There are many common inefficiences when it comes to cannabis extraction; many of which can easily be overcome. We look at how companies like outco and fritsch have optimized their extraction processes.
Just because terpenoid sounds fancier than terpene, does not mean it is the rigth term to use. Different chemical terms have specific meanings, and the correct use of them makes us all better people.
Many in the cannabis industry are skeptical of big pharma; and sometimes for good reason! But there many things they get right (and that we are currently struggling with). If we want to survive as long as big pharma companies, we need to learn from them.
Delic Labs’ abstract to the ACS talk in 2019 on the topic of decarboxylation, published in Terpenes and Testing
There are many believes about how to judge the quality of cannabis, the ash color being one of those. But we are praying to false gods, as this article by Dr. Justice and Dr. Roggen explains.
The cannabis industry is filled with people who make incorrect assumptions based on anecdotes and incomplete data. And Dr. Markus Roggen is not immune. What makes a good scientist is a willingness to prove yourself wrong- and thats exactly what he did. Its a willingness to prove ourselves wrong that will help the industry progress.
Most extraction methods are just upscaled versions of what your college roomate used 30 years ago. Dr. Markus Roggen points out that we have the ability to make these processes more efficient to save time and money in the long run. But people are so focused on the “gold rush” of the cannabis industry that nobody is stopping to think what they are doing.
There is a lot of talk about the conversion of THCA to THC in the scientific cannabis community, but nobody can agree on the best conditions for this reaction to occur. Knowing the best conditions, and working under these conditions, can save companies time and money. So, Delic labs teamed up with PerkinElmer to design a technique to watch this reaction in real time, so the best conditions for this reaction can be determined.
Many risks associated with extraction facilities burning down or literally exploding are being addressed as the cannabis industry matures. But reduced risk does not mean no risk. Dr. Markus Roggen provides 5 tips to ensure safety in extraction labs.

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