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miniGC App Note – CBD in Oils, Lotions, and Chewables

by Daniel Iversen, R&D Chemist, Lucidity With the introduction of CBD in so many products, making sure that the labeled amount is whatthe consumer is getting. Many studies have been done on the CBD oil tincture, so I wanted tofocus on something a bit different. My father-in-law uses CBD hand cream to help with hisarthritis…
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miniGC App Note – Alcohols in hand sanitizer

Study Performed by Dan Iversen, R&D Chemist, Lucidity ( Introduction Ethanol and isopropyl alcohol (IPA) are the main ingredients in hand sanitizers.  According to the World Health Organization, to be effective the labeled amount should be between 60% – 80%.  Above 80% alcohol proteins aren’t denatured easily in the absence of water. Other alcohols may…
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$1,000 per month to own a miniGC

We think everyone who needs a GC should be able to get one. That’s part of what’s driven us from the very beginning. To find a way to design analytical systems that can be afforded and operated by anyone, so that many more people can have access to well-understood powerful analytical techniques like Gas Chromatography.…
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Top Marks for the Lucidity miniGC

Nothing makes you feel better than when you get a good review from a customer. It’s what drives you as a company and as product developers. Hopefully you’ve made something good, something that people want, and something that people need. When we get a good review from a customer, we celebrate it, because that’s what…
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Wanna See the Lucidity miniGC in Action?

Nothing gives you a better feel for a system than actually running it. You can’t substitute pretty pictures or nice looking brochures for actually watching a system run. So, here you go. This is the Lucidity miniGC in action, in the middle of a run after injecting a GC-FID Check Standard with 3 compounds injected…
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Changing GC Columns Just Got a Whole Lot Easier!

Sick of changing out columns the old-fashioned way? Nuts and ferrules driving you nuts? There’s an easier way. With the miniGC you can easily swap columns in and out of the system just like video game cartridges in a gaming console. Use any type of metal capillary column you want and order them preinstalled or…
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The Systems Are Ready!

Well, after a lot of hard work and many, many iterations in an attempt to create a system that stacks up well against the larger, more expensive conventional GCs, we have arrived! Our latest iteration on the miniGC is ready and we’ve begun placing these systems in the field. We’ve also generated quite a bit…
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What’s in this hemp?

We recently analyzed hemp oil extracted from hemp from a hemp grower. We first diluted approximately 0.1g of the viscous oil in 40mL of acetonitrile then put a portion of this diluted sample into a sample vial and placed it in the miniLC. We ran our standard cannabinoid method that had been calibrated using a…
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