Rapid Analysis of Hemp/Cannabis and Other Botanicals Using Simultaneous Absorbance-Transmission and Fluorescence Excitation Emission Matrix (A-TEEM) Spectroscopy
Presented by Adam Gilmore, HORIBA Instruments Inc.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 ◉ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Fast, precise & cost effective analytical methods are vital for proper QC of Hemp/Cannabis and dietary supplement ingredients and finished products to ensure both product quality and consumer safety. Spectroscopic analysis, including adsorption spectroscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy has been used in a wide variety of applications such as in food sci., water quality, pharma and biology.This course will cover the use of simultaneous absorbance-transmission & fluorescence excitation emission matrix (A-TEEM) spectroscopy using the Aqualog® from Horiba for ID and potency testing on Cannabis/Hemp & other ingredients as a proven, rapid, cost effective alternative to HPLC that overcomes the most common problems associated with fluorescence spectroscopy, correcting for the inner filter effect, thus improving fingerprinting capabilities.This course includes a practical section that covers basic hardware & software theory & operation, sample handling protocols, data analysis & reporting.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Natural Products Chemists, Formulation Scientists, Food & Bev. Manufacturers, Contract Manufacturers, Food Science & Agriculture Researchers, Cosmetics, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Compliance Personnel, Quality Control, R&D scientists, Contract Testing Lab Managers & Techs, State and Federal Regulators, Forensics & Toxicology Scientists
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: To learn the fundamentals of Simultaneous Absorbance-Transmittance fluorescence Excitation Emission Matrix (A-TEEM) spectroscopy & how to apply them to the development of rapid accurate analytical methods for QA & QC. Key applications will be described including determining identity &potency as well as screening of adulterant and/or contaminants in hemp/cannabis raw materials along with other ingredients found in a wide variety of industries such as food & beverage, pharma & dietary supplement.
CATEGORIES: Chemometrics, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Quality/Regulatory/Compliance, Spectroscopy
About the Instructor
Adam Gilmore, Ph.D., is a Fluorescence Product Manager who joined HORIBA Instruments Inc. in 2004. He received his Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the Department of Plant Molecular Physiology. He has over 29 years of experience in the field of optical spectroscopy. At HORIBA he has developed and patented application-specific instruments and software methods with primary foci on pharmaceutical and life sciences, nanotechnology, water treatment monitoring and molecular fingerprinting applications of wine and other materials. The most significant developments have included establishing HORIBA Scientific’s line of Absorbance-Transmittance fluorescence Excitation-Emission Matrix (A-TEEM) spectroscopy instruments.