LAS VEGAS, April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Digipath, Inc. (DIGP), a service-oriented independent testing laboratory and media firm focused on the developing cannabis market, is pleased to announce that research by its Chief Science Officer, Dr. Cindy Orser, published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Natural Products Chemistry & Research, has been featured in Cannabis Science and Technology Magazine’s first issue released March 2018.
Dr. Orser’s research focuses on the methodical classification of cultivars of the Cannabis sativa plant through broad genotypic and chemotypic analysis that includes not only cannabinoids but also terpenoids. Dr. Orser’s research has found that unique terpenoid chemoprofile patterns exist and can be assigned to specific cultivars. Eventually, this data analysis is expected to end the nonstandardized strain naming system currently used in the industry and will replace it with a science-based, standardized practice whereby cultivars will be consistently and reproducibly compared across various geographies. This will allow cultivators to better protect their proprietary cultivars through effective registration and authentication and importantly will provide consumers with greater transparency around the cannabis products they purchase.
Dr. Orser commented, “Digipath Labs looks forward to engaging with cultivators on our terpenoid centric approach to characterizing and classifying cannabis cultivars to eliminate uninformative strain names and thereby empowering the cannabis consumer at the dispensary.”
Todd Denkin, President and COO of Digipath Labs said, “Dr. Orser’s publication is just the first of many more to come as we continue to analyze greater amounts of data. We believe that our analysis of so many samples provides us with proprietary data that will be useful to us and the entire cannabis industry as it continues to grow. Stay tuned…”
About Cannabis Science and Technology
Cannabis Science and Technology focuses on educating the legal cannabis industry about the science and technology of analytical testing and quality control. Key topics include sample preparation techniques for analytical testing; method development for analytical methods for testing for potency as well as contaminants such as pesticides, residual solvents, heavy metals, and mycotoxins; laboratory best practices, laboratory certification; testing standardization; regulations related to quality control; the development of consensus methods, analytical methods for characterization of cannabinoids and terpenes, equipment and technology for testing and processing, and the broader context of cannabis research. Cannabis Science and Technology provides up-to-date information for analytical chemistry experts as well as introductory information and tutorials for other members of the cannabis industry, along with information of value to cannabis regulators.
About Natural Products Chemistry & Research
Natural Products Chemistry & Research deals with chemical compounds found in nature that usually has a pharmacological or biological activity for use in pharmaceutical drug discovery and drug design. Natural Products Chemistry & Research emphasizes articles related to the study of chemistry and biochemistry of naturally occurring compounds or the biology of living systems from which they are obtained.