Purpl Scientific and Green Thumb Industries Partner to bring Rapid NIRS Testing to Cannabis Oil Production

1.2 min readPublished On: October 5th, 2022By

LOUIS, Oct. 5, 2022 Purpl Scientific Inc., a division of Nynomic AG which aims to bring near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) testing for Cannabis Extracts and finished products. Preliminary results show that NIRS can compete with High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). Purpl’s smartphone paired sensors enable highly accurate testing in seconds, by any employee, with minimal capital expense or consumables.

While HPLC is considered the gold standard in terms of accuracy, and is used in state-mandated testing, it requires significant capital outlays for equipment, expensive consumables, trained technicians, and significant amounts of time per test. Purpl’s devices allow rapid testing for all points in between.

According to Dr. Deyaa AbuSalim, Green Thumb’s National Director of Analytics and Chemistry Development, “working with Purpl has transformed the way we think about potency testing and opens up possibilities that we hadn’t imagined.”

Purpl plans to release tests by product type: first potency for distillate, winterized CO2 oil, trim, and flower with more capabilities to follow. The new capabilities will allow testing of input stock (trim and flower), finished products, and intermediate steps. Supercritical CO2 and Ethanol tests are already being validated, with White Papers to follow. Testing will not be limited to potency, but also winterization, decarboxylation and other metrics. Product demos will be available at MJBizCon in November, with initial product release to begin January 2023.

(This information is primarily sourced from Purpl Scientific Inc.  Highly Capitalized has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release. Read our Disclaimer here).

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