Hemp Synergistics (Wexfrod, PA), a hemp extraction laboratory, announced that it has received funding to launch a high-tech laboratory designed to resolve the problem of inconsistent THC levels in a range of cannabinoid-based consumer products.
“We represent the second wave of hemp extractors,” said Russ Cersosimo, co-founder of Hemp Synergistics and founder of the Medical Cannabis Society, in a press release. “We are not marijuana enthusiasts. We are professionals with deep scientific backgrounds committed to running a biotech company that can meet or exceed industry and clients’ standards. To date, the industry has been dominated by first-wave extractors lacking the scientific rigors and requisite industry experience to deliver THC-compliant products. Our management team brings over 50 years of experience in forensic controlled substance testing and regulatory compliance, to deliver a more reliable and higher-quality product.”
To accomplish consistent THC levels below the 0.3% mandated by the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, Hemp Synergistics will utilize technology such as chromatography, mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography, matched with organic and analytical chemistry. This will be combined with rigorous quality control measures and third-party testing.
The new lab is expected to launch in February 2020 and will operate from an 18,700 square foot industrial park in Jackson’s Pointe Commerce Park. Following ramp-up, the company has the capacity to expand by another 20,000 square feet when needed. The facility will include both executive offices and manufacturing space capable of initially producing 60-100 kg of hemp extract per month. With production expansions every three months, Hemp Synergistics will reach 800 kg of hemp per month by the end of 2020.
“The science and technology of our hemp extraction and how we will create custom distillates for clients simply doesn’t exist today,” said Ron Fazio, co-founder and chief operating officer, in a press release. “We are talking about a real technological breakthrough that will ensure compliance and enable large consumer goods companies, who have up to now been waiting on the sidelines, to enter the market and reap the rewards from the growing demand and popularity of CBD and other hemp-based products.”
According to Hemp Synergistics, its proprietary process will provide all-natural hemp extracts, distillates, and custom cannabinoids in predetermined and exact amounts for the full spectrum of cannabinoids including cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabinol (CBN), in any combination clients require. The firm will also utilize a modular design so that it will be able to expand quickly to locations throughout the country, where production is needed. This would cut down on distribution time and provide clients with backup production capacity.
“We will be able to expand production at scale as rapidly as clients require, anywhere in the country through multiple independent production units,” explains Fazio in a press release. “This is a real differentiator for us and one we believe large, global brands will value.”