The PathogINDICAtor® qPCR Microbial Detection Platform is the only peer reviewed microbial testing method that is designed specifically for use on cannabis flower, making it most accurate method for detecting harmful microbes on cannabis. Furthermore, qPCR testing returns results in hours, not days, making it the fastest method for microbial testing on the market.
A variety of micro organisms can grow in a culture medium. When using a plating method, you can’t be sure whether all or any of the colonies are the target microbes. PathogINDICAtor qPCR kits precisely target state mandated microbial contaminants to guard against costly false positives.
The entire PathogINDICAtor process, from DNA extraction to qPCR results, can be completed in less than 24 hours. That means your lab will be able to handle more volume and your customers will spend less time waiting for their results.
A microbial testing failure costs growers valuable time and money. Furthermore, treating cannabis flower with pesticides can negatively affect the quality of product growers bring to market. Providing your customers with more accurate results, fewer false positives, and quicker results will ensure that your customers will continue to use your lab for microbial testing for every harvest.
Medicinal Genomics developed the PathogINDICAtor platform on cannabis and provides extensive validation data that details the performance of PathogINDICAtor specifically for the cannabis plant.
Every PathogINDICAtor test reaction includes an internal cannabis control, which gives assurance that each reaction has proceeded correctly. No other microbial testing platforms include internal cannabis controls, which assure the operator that the results can be trusted.
PathogINDICAtor kits include DREAM™ PCR, a proprietary onboard decontamination protocol that prevents genetic material from a previous test from contaminating subsequent test runs. This simplifies lab operations by eliminating the need for isolated pre- and post-PCR cleanup areas to prevent cross-test contamination.
Medicinal Genomics offers a variety of testing kits that cover each of the microbial tests that are required by the various state regulatory agencies. Medicinal Genomics also offers multiplex kits, which allow labs to test for multiple targets in one reaction, saving on time and labor, while increasing instrument run sample capacity by 33%.
E. coli and Salmonella
STEC E. coli and Salmonella
Total Enterobacteriaceae and Coliform
Total Yeast and Mold
Total Aerobic Count
Medicinal Genomics has done extensive research into the microbiome of the cannabis plant and shared its findings through peer-reviewed papers, articles, and videos. The hope is that these materials will educate the cannabis community about the many advantages of qPCR as a microbial testing method.
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