Astrotech Corporation subsidiary, AgLAB, today announced the launch of the AgLAB-1000-D2 and the Maximum Value Processing (D2-MVP) control system. D2-MVP is a ruggedized mass-spectrometer that is designed for the cannabis and hemp processing lab and provides control over the distillation processes through “selected-point” testing of the processed oils. The D2-MVP control system has been designed to improve ending-weight yields, potencies, and revenues by as much as 45% as compared to traditional distillation methods. This technology is derivative of Astrotech subsidiary Astrotech Technologies Inc.’s (ATI) mass spectrometer technology.
“After multiple field tests, we believe the D2-MVP has demonstrated that our highly versatile ATI mass spectrometer technology can significantly improve customer processing results in many applications throughout the chemical manufacturing industry. Most process testing requires slow and cumbersome laboratory instruments that typically take many hours or even days to complete. With our rugged mass-spec and automatic calibration-tuning, the D2-MVP can be placed on the factory floor and typically produces processing results in less than a minute. This technological advancement makes it possible for the operator to perform many adjustments throughout the batch process while fine tuning for yields, color, and quality. We are very excited about introducing the D2-MVP, as we believe it is the first of its kind and is already being well received throughout the fast-growing hemp and cannabis industries,” said Thomas B. Pickens III, CEO of Astrotech and AgLAB.