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Orange Photonics develops LightLabs portable THC test kit

Orange Photonics has unveiled the portable LightLab Cannabis Analyzer, which is capable of determining THC percentages in a non-lab setting. 

The Orange Photonics device is designed for regulators, law enforcement and cultivators to accurately quantify THC content and other cannabinoids in cannabis plants and plant derived products.

Designed for the non-technical user, the LightLab Cannabis Analyzer combines liquid chromatography and spectroscopy, the same technology that is commonly used in testing laboratories, to analyze up to eight Cannabinoids in wet or dry material, concentrates and infused products.

The device is able to quantify THC content to 0.03 per cent, according to the company.

“The LightLab from Orange Photonics was my pick after extensive research and peer-based reviews. I have no formal education in science, so I needed something that I could learn to use fairly quickly, with a good price point,” said Kara Youngblood, compliance manager for JKKY Farms.

“It was important for me to have a tester that I could use to analyze the multiple strains we had planted throughout the seasons to determine which varieties had the best yield and grew best on our farm. LightLab makes it easy to keep an eye on our THC levels for state compliance purposes.”

LightLab measures eight cannabinoids and terpenes, in wet or dry material, concentrates and infused products, including:
  •  Delta 9 (Tetrahydrocannabinol)
  • THC-A (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid)
  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBD-A (Cannabidiolic Acid)
  • CBN (Cannabinol)
  • CBG-A (Cannabigerolic Acid)
  • CBC (Cannabichromene)
  • Degraded THC
  • Terpenes

LightLab’s touchscreen interface relays step-by-step instructions allowing non-technical users to accurately determine THC content in a plant or plant-derived product in just 10 minutes. LightLab weighs 11 pounds and has an eight-hour battery life.

Orange Photonics is a four-year-old technology company located in New London, New Hampshire. The company’s roots are based in spectroscopy, which is the science of using light to measure chemical composition.

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