Jaytee ease you through the process of creating your own hemp testing capabilities

The hemp industry has seen rapid growth over the last 5 years. As the market for CBD (Cannabidiol) and other hemp based products grows, so do regulatory requirements.

Whether you are a grower, a refiner, a producer or a tester, the challenges that face you can be daunting, as well as potentially expensive.

The Process

Having helped customers throughout Europe over these recent years to successfully install and run systems that meet their growing analytical needs, Jaytee have now developed a “Hemp Testing Package” that not only includes the instrumentation that is needed, but more crucially, the human consultancy and backup.

We want to get you and your staff on the road to success, at a price you can afford.

1) Consultancy

With our experience and expertise, we are perfectly positioned to ask you the right questions that deliver the right solution. Do you know how much testing you need to do? Do you need methods or method development assistance? Do you require training in key areas? Do you have the budget to buy or rent equipment? Do you require phone support as well as engineering backup?

2) Demonstration

We have a fully working lab at our HQ in Kent, UK. Here we are able to demonstrate all of the potential instrumentation that we sell, all working and producing data. At this stage, you can come and meet our team and begin to establish a relationship that will provide the backbone for a successful, working solution. It is also possible to receive training at our facility prior to the installation.

3) Quotation

Having established which testing you require (e.g. Potency, Pesticide, Mycotoxins etc.), we quote for the relevant instrumentation, whether it be chromatography, mass spectrometers or other associated equipment. As part of our service, we include free consultancy and method development (as well as test ready methods for purchase) allowing you to take the first steps to success.

4) Installation

We install the equipment and test for sensitivity. Software is configured to include the required libraries. Training, if required, is conducted with your staff, and certificates issued, including instrument qualifications.

5) Ongoing Consultancy

Where we make a difference, other than our competetive pricing, is the ongoing support that we provide. With our HQ based chemists, we are able to advise on process issues, and a team of field based engineers ready to provide system maintenance, as well as to troubleshoot any technical issues you may encounter. At Jaytee, the phone is always answered.

Hemp Tests

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Test for Potency

You need confidence that your product meets regulatory requirements with verified levels in your CBD based products – we set you up so that you have the tools to identify levels of both cannabinoids in your product(s) using our potency screen

Example of identification of cannabinoids using HPLC method on a Waters Alliance / 2487 UV.

Target Compound List

Our HPLC method allows you to quantitate for the following cannabinoids:

CBDA, THCA, Δ9THC & CBD (analysis of biomass through to finished product).

LC systems from £8,500

HPLC systems for hemp

Terpene Profiling

By understanding the terpenes present in a sample, you can selectively modulate the terpene ratios of their strains and to maximise any benefits. Our method for separating the terpenes is by GC-MS – by using a NIST library to match the fragmentation pattern.

Chromatogram of terpenes

Example of identification of terpenes using GC-MS method on an Agilent 5973 / 6890.

These are examples of terpenes that you could profile – α-Pinene, Camphene, β-Myrcene, Sabinene, β-Pinene, α-Phellandrene, δ 3-Carene, α-Terpinene, Ocimene, Limonene, ρ-Cymene, β-Ocimene, Eucalyptol, γ-Terpinene, Terpinolene, Linalool, Fenchone, Isopulegol, dl-Menthol, Borneol, α-Terpineol, Dihydrocarveol, Citronellol, Geraniol, 2-Piperidinone, Citral 1, Pulegone, Citral 2, Citral 3, Citral 4, β-caryophyllene, α-Humulene, Nerolidol 1, Nerolidol 2, Caryophyllene oxide, α-Bisabolol

GC-MS systems from £19,950

MS systems terpene profiling

Test for Residual Solvents

Solvent extraction and supercritical CO2 extraction are techniques often used to make process hemp-based products. Whilst solvents are permitted to be used in the processing of foodstuffs under EU regulations, the types of solvent and the amount of residue considered safe are clearly defined. CBD isolate manufactured with the use of solvents may not necessarily be completely solvent-free. Because of this, it is vital that you have the capability to test for any compounds that fall into the risk classifications from Class 1 to Class 3 (USP), which are based on the risk to human health.

Our method makes use of both GC/Headspace and GC-MS –having both systems and our methods in place, you can run the tests that are needed to meet the risk classification.

Compound list– Propane, isobutane, n-butane, pentane, hexane, heptane, benzene, toluene, xylenes, methanol, ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, acetone and others.

GC Headspace and GC-MS solutions from £24,995

GC Headspace and GC-MS solutions

Pesticide screening

There are strict limits on pesticide residues in consumable products. CBD-based products that use an extraction and concentration process can cause a concentrating effect of these residues; we supply an LC-MS/MS system combined with a method that combines a number of techniques to identify 256 of the most common pesticides.

Here are some examples of pesticides that can be profiled using triple quad LC-MS:

Pesticide Transition Qualifier
Aldicarb 208.0>116.0208.0>89.1
Benzoximate 364.1>198.9364.1>104.9
Carbofuran 222.1 >165.1222.1>123.1
Dioxacarb 224.0>123.0224.0>167.0
Ethion 385.0>199.0385.0>143.0
Nicosulfuron 411.1>182.1411.1>213.1
Oxadixyl 279.1>219.1279.1>132.1
Tebufenpyrad334.1 >117.1334.1>145.1
Zoxamide 336.0 >187.0336.0>159.0

LC-MS and LC-MS/MS from £15,950


Test for Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolic products of moulds present on almost all agricultural commodities worldwide and are toxic even in small quantities. Because mycotoxins are concentrated during hemp extraction, it is important to test for them. Our specific UHPLC-MS/MS method ensures that molds such as Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G1 and Ochratoxin A are identified. Mycotoxins are also found in stored grain.

Example of identification of mycotoxins using LC-MS/MS method on an Agilent 6400.

Compound list (typical) – Aflatoxins B1/B2, Aflatoxins G1/G2, Aflatoxins M1, Ochratoxin (OTA), Zearalenone, Patulin.

UPLC-MS/MS systems from £39,950

UPLC-MS/MS for mycotoxins

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