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THE CHEMISTRY OF CANNABIS

Our expertise

With an established expertise in the fields of natural products chemistry and laboratory analyses, PhytoChemia offers to industry stakeholders several tests, including notably the cannabinoids profile, pesticide and heavy metal assays, microbiology, and terpenes profiling. 
The time has come to shed light on your samples. Allow our team of professionals to offer you personalized support, no matter your number of analyses, by providing you with results in 10 business days or less.

Know the purity in only 5 days

Want to know more about the active ingredients in your submitted samples? We have been a Health Canada licensed laboratory for 5 years now and we perform analyses and assays for 11 cannabinoids found in the flower or in other cannabis products using HPLC-UV techniques.

  • THC (Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol)
  • CBGA (Cannabigerolic acid)
  • CBDV (Cannabidivarin)
  • THCV (Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabivarin)
  • d8-THC (Δ8-Tetrahydrocannabinol)
  • CBDA (Cannabidioic acid)
  • THCA (Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol acid)
  • CBC (Cannabichromene)
  • CBG (Cannabigerol)
  • CBD (Cannabidiol)

CHOOSE SAFETY IN A COMPLEX WORLD

Health Canada requires a series of tests to ensure the safety and quality of your product. We are proud to be able to offer all these tests in our lab with quick turnaround time.
 
 

Ensure the quality and safety of your samples by measuring the presence via ICP-MS of several heavy metals that can be harmful for human consumption in flower or other cannabis products. The following metals will be analyzed:

  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Mercure
  • Lead

Since Canada has the most restrictive list in the world with regards to pesticides, conforming to the standards can be complicated. Rest assured, PhytoChemia offers you complete coverage in compliance with the list published by Health Canada. We determine pesticide and mycotoxins levels via GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS. The full list and the detection limits are available upon request.

  • Aflatoxin B1
  • Aflatoxin B2
  • Aflatoxin G1
  • Aflatoxin G2
  • Ochratoxin A
  • Ochratoxin B

 

Since Canada has the most restrictive list in the world with regards to pesticides, conforming to the standards can be complicated. Rest assured, PhytoChemia offers you complete coverage in compliance with the list published by Health Canada. We determine pesticide and mycotoxins levels via GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS. The full list and the detection limits are available upon request.

 

  • Abamectin
  • Acephate
  • Acequinocyl
  • Acetamiprid
  • Aldicarb
  • Allethin
  • Azadirachtin
  • Azoxystrobin
  • Benzovindiflupyr
  • Bifenazate
  • Bifenthrin
  • Boscalid
  • Buprofezin
  • Carbaryl
  • Carbofuran
  • Chlorantraniliprole
  • Chlorfenapyr
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Clofentezine
  • Clothianidin
  • Coumaphos
  • Cyantranilipole
  • Cyfluthrin
  • Cypermethrin
  • Cyprodinil
  • Daminozide
  • Deltamethrin
  • Diazinon
  • Dichlorvos
  • Dimethoate
  • Dimethomorph
  • Dinotefuran
  • Dodemorph
  • Endosulfan sulfate
  • Endosulfan -alpha
  • Endosulfan -beta
  • Ethoprophos
  • Etofenprox
  • Etoxazole
  • Etridiazol
  • Fenoxycarb
  • Fenpyroximate
  • Fensulfothion
  • Fenthion
  • Fenvalerate
  • Fipronil
  • Flonicamid
  • Fludioxonil
  • Fluopyram
  • Hexythiazox
  • Imazalil
  • Imidacloprid
  • Iprodione
  • Iprodione
  • Kresoxim -methyl
  • Malathion
  • Methiocarb
  • Metalaxyl
  • Methomyl
  • Methoprene
  • Methyl parathion
  • Mevinphos
  • MGK-264
  • Myclobutanil
  • Naled
  • Novaluron
  • Oxamyl
  • Paclobutrazol
  • Permethrin
  • Phenothrin
  • Phosmet
  • Piperonyl butoxide
  • Pirimicarb
  • Prallethrin
  • Propiconazole
  • Propoxur
  • Pyraclostrobin
  • Pyrethrin
  • Pyridaben
  • Quintozene
  • Spinetoram
  • Spinosad
  • Spirodiclofen
  • Spiromesifen
  • Spirotetramat
  • Spiroxamine
  • Tebuconazole
  • Tebufenozide
  • Teflubenzuron
  • Tetrachlorvinphos
  • Tetramethrin
  • Thiacloprid
  • Thiamethoxam
  • Thiophanate-methyl
  • Trifloxystrobin

 

Our microbiological analysis ensure product quality and quantify the presence of different microorganisms. It should be noted that you must send the samples to undergo microbiological testing in separate containers.

  • CMB001: Total count Yeast & Mold + Enterobacteriaceae
  • CMB002: Escheria colo absent
  • CMB003: Salmonella sp.

 

Terpene analysis
Familiar with flavours
PhytoChemia is globally positioned in the field of terpenes and volatile compounds, the molecules which give cannabis its characteristic aromas. Fortified by the experience of more than 10,000 analyses on a wide variety of natural plants and by a constantly evolving, unmatched database, the world of flavours is no longer a secret for us.

OUR TEAM OF SCIENTIST

Hubert Marceau
Development Director
Alexis St-Gelais
Scientific Director
Dany Massé
Laboratory Director

OUR EXPERIENCE PHILOSOPHY AND RECOGNITION

With a research team that has decades of cumulative experience and continues to train in the fields of natural products chemistry and laboratory analysis, we can make a clear commitment to our clients. Choosing PhytoChemia means receiving analysis results that will exceed your expectations, all while being offered personalized consultation to help you attain your objectives.
After several years of research and development and an immense number of mutually beneficial client relationships, PhytoChemia has become a reference in the field of the healthiness of natural products and our clients consider the laboratory to be a scientific authority figure when it comes to demonstrating the quality of their products.