Technical note: Spex® microorganism testing in agricultural and cannabis

Microorganism testing in agricultural & cannabis products: Detection of four species of aspergillus using Spex® 2-Color qPCR detection kit

As cannabis becomes legal in more and more states and countries, there has been a corresponding increase in the amount of testing, and the cannabis testing market is currently estimated to reach $1.8 trillion by 2025. Currently, 35 states have legalised its use for medicinal applications, and states continue to pass laws that allow recreational use.

Spex offers products for testing cannabinoids, terpenes, pesticides, residual solvents, mycotoxins, and heavy metals. In this technical note, we will introduce the first of a series of Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR)-based kits to analyse the number of microorganisms in agricultural products.