How to Choose a General Purpose Lab Homogenizer

Choosing a general purpose lab homogenizer starts with a clear understanding of what materials you work with and what you intend to accomplish.  For example, laboratory homogenizers find wide application in pharmaceutical manufacturing –  specifically R&D and pilot plant applications developing processes for food and food ingredient manufacturing formulating cosmetics and perfumes researching new chemicals…

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The Next Evolution in Cannabis Solutions via Terpene Integration

For many, the intricate aroma of cannabis is just as pleasurable as its psychoactive and medicinal effects. The sense of smell is, in many ways, our most delicate and powerful sensory system. There are few elements beyond fragrance capable of altering our emotional and physical reactions. Powered by the olfactory bulb, the human sense of…

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When to Select an Overhead or Magnetic Stirrer

Mixing and stirring operations in the laboratory are generally conducted to achieve the same outcome – that is combining multiple ingredients by mixing or stirring (or blending for that matter) them to make  something new.  Lab equipment designed to perform this function can be classified as lab mixers or lab stirrers.  At CAT Scientific we…

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Clearing the Air – Cannabis and Decarboxylation

Debunking the Myth of THC-CBN Conversion Intensity In the quest of manufacturing the highest-quality cannabis products, processors have undergone a sort of trial-and-error methodology. This is due, in part, by a lack of standardized procedures throughout the industry. As many have learned, without set protocols and a solid understanding of cannabis extract processing, the industry…

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Temperature Verification in Lab Stirring

Temperature specifications are critical when laboratory researchers are developing new processes to produce most anything where temperature plays a role in achieving the desired results. While this may seem a no-brainer the point we wish to make is that first, establishing then second, verifying temperature on an ongoing basis can present challenges.

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Streamlining Cannabis Post-Processing | Step-by-Step Guide

Ethanol Purge via CAT MCS78 Hotplate Stirrer Regardless of your final product, eliminating ethanol from the solution is paramount. At CAT Scientific, we’ve tirelessly worked to outfit equipment and processes which streamline this essential process. Whether your solution is winterized or if you’re undertaking an ethanol extraction, the following procedure effectively eliminates ethanol from the…

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Cultivating Safety and Stability in Cannabis Edibles

Eliminating Cannabinoid Deviation via Homogenizer Processing Although the legalization of medicinal and recreational cannabis has elevated the health, happiness and quality of life for millions of Californians, the birth of this evolving industry isn’t without serious issues. Perhaps one of the most popular methods of cannabis consumption is, unfortunately, among the most treacherous. Edibles and…

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The Dangers of Overhead Stirrer in Cannabinoid Distribution

An Even Distribution of Knowledge – High-Shear Homogenizer vs Overhead Stirrer Solving Disbursement Issues with High-Shear Homogenizers There’s a serious malinformation infiltrating the cannabis industry. No, we’re not speaking of legal entities attempting to block access to this healing herb. This harmful growth comes from the very manufacturers and companies who’ve tirelessly worked to alter…

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The New Frontier in Cannabis Production

Nano vs High Shear Emulsion Techniques During the past several years, as cannabis legalization and decriminalization began flowering throughout the United States, there grew a malformation in this newly created industry. Up until recently, cannabis production and innovation remained behind closed doors. The threat of serious legal complications hindered our collective knowledge from intertwining. Unlike…

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Maintaining Overhead Stirrers

How to Maintain a Laboratory Overhead Stirrer Product development research requires the use of finely tuned precision instruments to maintain strict standards resulting in a level of quality control that produces superior products. Laboratory overhead stirrers are an example of integral equipment representing a significant investment, and budget conscious laboratory managers and other personnel can…

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