Terpene analysis in cannabis

Terpenes are the flavour and fragrance compounds that can be profiled to determine strain identity in cannabis, essential for identifying which strain of cannabis – and therefore which health benefit resulting from its natural constituents – is delivered in the end product.

This analysis is vital to ensure the correct product is provided to the consumer, via medical prescription or bought over the counter.

Mislabelling is a huge issue for the cannabis industry

Different varieties of natural cannabis contain compounds in differing strengths that are thought to be responsible for a range of health benefits.

Terpene profiling determines strain identity through detecting the levels of compounds such as terpenes that are responsible for different tastes and odours in the cannabis.

Cannabis is approved for condition-specific medicinal use in the UK, as well as in 33 US states, and new regulations governing its labelling are set to follow.

To deliver the correct type of active compounds in the drug for the treatment of specific conditions, flavour profiling is essential. Determining the type and quantity is essential to identify the particular cannabis strain and therefore deliver an effective drug to the consumer.

200 Series GC

  • Tests against a readily available standard
  • High accuracy
  • Rapid time to results
  • Accurate results
  • Clear reporting

Save time

Rapid time to results - No waiting for labs

Save time

Rapid time to results – No waiting for labs

Save space

Footprint of H16cm x W41cm x D34cm

Save space

Footprint of H16cm x W41cm x D34cm

Simple to Use

Designed for easy operation - even with no prior experience

Simple to Use

Designed for easy operation – even with no prior experience

To learn more, download the Ellutia Flavour Profiling in Cannabis brochure

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