Tips for Homogenizing Volatile Samples

What is a volatile sample? Before we provide tips for homogenizing volatile samples it’s good to understand what these are.  Three key terms apply: Volatility denotes rapid evaporation, that is evaporating rapidly in the form of a vapor. Flash point is the temperature at which particular organic compounds give off sufficient vapor to ignite in…

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Hand-Held Lab Homogenizer for Small Sample Sizes

X120 Handheld homogenizer

Developing new compounds involving scarce and/or costly ingredients may involve several trials in the research lab.  Processing the ingredients is facilitated when researchers use a hand-held lab homogenizer for small sample sizes. An example of a versatile hand-held homogenizer is the CAT Scientific X120 designed to process samples as small as 0.1 ml but up…

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High Powered Lab Homogenizer Serves Many Functions

Lab homogenizers are offered  in several power ratings designated by wattage, recommended processing volumes and speeds. Homogenizer applications include blending, emulsifying, dispersing, cell disrupting, particle reduction and similar processing steps.   They are widely used in labs, universities and industries. High powered lab homogenizers such as the CAT Scientific X1740 homogenizer drive motor are also capable…

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Compressed Air Lab Homogenizers for Hazardous Areas

Certain laboratory environments can contain flammable vapors or gases that could be ignited by stray electrical sparks.  Equipment used in such labs – such as explosion-proof refrigerators and freezers  as well as explosion-proof electrical fixtures – require special design characteristics.  The same applies electrically powered benchtop lab instruments such as lab homogenizers.  The CAT Scientific…

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How Lab Homogenizers Contribute to R&D

Some of us may remember grandma with the spoon and bowl or mom with the Mixmaster but for R&D scientists this mixing action is accomplished by using lab homogenizers.  These compact but immeasurably useful benchtop instruments are used to develop scalable processes for processing ingredients – some of which may be initially incompatible – into…

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Fortifying Cannabis Products via Terpene Aromatherapy

Maximizing Consumer Experience via Olfactory Stimulation Long considered “whack science,” aromatherapy has transitioned from the calming rooms of spa’s and into the homes (and offices) of those wishing to maximize its healing potential. While the notion of healing scents is nothing new, the integration into mainstream acceptance is still within its infancy. The concept is…

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Strengthening Cannabinoid Modulation With Terpenes

How Terpenoids Boost Cannabinoid Efficiency You’d be hard-pressed to walk into any dispensary without being bombarded by flashy product advertising proclaiming the power of terpenes. Such claims suggest the flavor and aroma of their product is “enhanced” while others suggest their use of additional terpenes boosts its therapeutic value. As with many elements of advertising,…

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How to Maintain Lab Homogenizer Shaft Bearings

As with mechanical components in top-tier watches, finely tuned engines and similar precision equipment, lab homogenizer shaft bearings require careful attention and “TLC” if researchers rely on these mixing, blending and dispersing tools when developing new or improved processes across a broad spectrum of food, drug and industrial product manufacturing. Maintaining lab homogenizer shaft bearings…

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The Value of Whole Plant Terpenes in Cannabis Extracts

Why Fortifying With Cannabis-Based Terpenes is Essential Throughout recent years, the introduction of cannabis concentrations has flooded the market. With excitement and an eagerness to explore new methodologies of cannabis consumption, processors and consumers began diving into the realm of dabbing and concentrates. And why not? Boasting extremely high THC concentrations, such products seem as…

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The Entourage Effect – Its Role in Cannabis Extracts

How All Cannabinoids Work Together for Heightened User Experiences Dispensaries across the country are hosting quite the interesting trend: distillate. Cultivated out of a desire to experience a level of purity from CB-1 receptor site activation, distillates are just that, concentrated THC. On the surface, it seems distillates are the go-to source for those wishing…

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