FluroTech (TSXV:TEST), (“FluroTech” or the “Company”), one of the leaders in cannabis quality control technology, has completed the test kits for cadmium, lead and mercury heavy metals. The heavy metal test kits, the heavy metal scope and the CompleTest™ device will allow users to achieve fast, accurate, and consistent testing results in-house on a cost effective basis. Results from each test are logged into our proprietary software and can be exported to external databases. Additionally, FluroTech’s training application teaches users how to conduct the tests in hours and allows supervisors to monitor staff’s progress and test results.
“Growing mediums, water and plant nutrients may contain unsafe levels of heavy metals that can be transferred into the cannabis plant and when consumed can be harmful to humans,” explained Dr. Elmar Prenner, CTO at FluroTech. “Even when using cannabis with safe levels of heavy metals, extraction of cannabinoids may concentrate some heavy metals to unsafe quantities.”
Testing for cadmium, lead and mercury is mandated by Health Canada with limits often in parts per million. FluroTech’s heavy metal testing solution can achieve more accurate results than the standards set by Health Canada, with measurement capability up to parts per billion.
“Identifying unsafe levels of heavy metals early on in the growing process or immediately prior to the extraction procedure, allows licensed producers and extractors to cut their losses, saving time and money,” said Danny Dalla-Longa, CEO at FluroTech.
The heavy metal test kits and scope, the portable and desktop CompleTest™ device will be available for sale in October 2018.
CompleTest™ is FluroTech’s flagship brand and product line. CompleTest™ is a portable, cost-effective, state-of- the-art cannabis testing device able to provide quick, accurate, and consistent testing results. It’s designed for cultivators, dispensaries and anyone with a vested interest in consumer safety to test the quality and safety of their cannabis products and to optimize potency yield.
FluroTech is a technology and marketing company whose core business is focused on the commercialization of new technologies in the cannabis industry. FluroTech‘s proprietary spectroscopy-based technology allows for the testing and identification of organic and inorganic compounds contained within biological samples derived from cannabis plants. Using the technology that was developed at the University of Calgary in conjunction with the University of Alberta, FluroTech has developed a two-part solution comprising an instrument called the CompleTest™ and consumable testing kits.
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