A day in the life: Marijuana lab testing was originally published in Marijuana Business Magazine
Step 1: Prepare a biosafety cabinet
Rm3 Labs, based in Boulder, Colorado, prepares a NuAire biosafety cabinet for bio-contaminant testing. Biosafety cabinets provide a ventilated, clean and enclosed workspace equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters that capture and trap micro contaminants and micro-particles. This provides an aseptic or contaminant-free environment for laboratory analysts to split samples.
For example, one product sample may be split for two or more tests – say bio-contaminants and pesticides. RM3 uses biosafety cabinets to minimize the risk of exposing samples to contaminants that might be present in the environment or other samples. (photos by Matthew Staver)
Step 2:Split and weigh samples
Laboratory analysts split samples into Whirl-Pak bags. This is common best practice because these bags are individually sealed and sterile….
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