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Cannabis/Other
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Ultrasonication is effective for creating stable nanoemulsions, encapsulating liposomes and many other applications.

  • Protein Purification
  • Degassing
  • PMCA
  • Sonochemistry
  • Liposomes
  • Crystallization
  • Emulsification
  • Extraction
  • Transesterification
  • Focused Cleaning
  • Solubilize compounds
Sonicators Applications

Ultrasonics and Cannabis

Nanoemulsions – High intensity sonication will create translucent nanoemulsions which can be used to accurately infuse cannabinoids (i.e. CBD & THC) into beverages and edibles.

Oil/Water Cannabis Emulsions – Cannabinoids are soluble in oil and fats but not water. In order to overcome the immiscibility of cannabinoids in water, a proper method of emulsification is needed. Sonication is a widely used technology in the pharmaceutical industry and helps to produce nano-size, stable emulsions.  Ultrasonic energy ensures active compounds, such as Cannabinoids, are evenly mixed throughout liquids.  This allows users to create edibles and beverages with even dosing of active compounds throughout the product.

To assist the absorption of the active substances of cannabis into the digestive system vegetable oils (i.e. coconut or olive) can be used. For optimal absorption, cannabis extracts are mixed into oil and then further processed into an emulsion.  For cannabis oil emulsions, lecithin is a common emulsifier.

Liposomal Emulsions – Liposomal encapsulation is a technique widely used by the pharmaceutical industry to ensure accelerated absorption and more complete delivery of active components.

Cannabis Nanoemulsions
Cannabis Nanoemulsions
Cannabis and Ultrasonics
Cannabis and Ultrasonics

liposome is a hollow spherical nano-structure inside of a cell that has a membrane made up of a Phospholipid bilayer.  Liposomes work with the phosopholipids in the semi-permeable membrane of our body’s cells to transport nutrients into the cell. Liposomes are also used as a protective vehicle for the transfer of pharmaceuticals throughout the bloodstream.

Liposomes can be created artificially by sonication to encapsulate active compounds (such as CBD, THC, etc.)  and is a very effective method of pharmaceutical delivery. When ingested, the pharmacokinetic properties of liposome intestinal absorption override the usual absorption pattern of the encapsulated compound. For example, the delivery of a supplement with a typically slow or regulated pattern of absorption, such as vitamin C, may be accelerated when encapsulated within a liposome.

These vesicles can encapsulate both water soluble (hydrophilic) substances in their hollow aqueous centers, as well as fat soluble (hydrophobic) nutrients within the lipid bilayer membranes.


Videos

Publications and Protocols

Lipid Prep Protocol
Lipid Prep Protocol
Crystallization
Crystallization
Human Prion Protein / PMCA Assay
Human Prion Protein / PMCA Assay
Degassing
Degassing
ASTM G32-10 Test for Cavitation Erosion
ASTM G32-10 Test for Cavitation Erosion
Herbal Extraction
Herbal Extraction

Frequently Asked Questions

Tip Depth / Foaming Issue - Probes/tips must be submerged properly. If the tip is not submerged enough the sample will foam or bubble. If the tip is too deep it will not circulate the sample effectively. Both conditions will end up with poor results. Foaming often occurs with samples volumes below 1ml. Foaming can also be caused when the amplitude setting is too high.

Visit the FAQ section for answers to more questions about sonication.

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