Product Quality for Medicinal Cannabis and Cannabinoids

Photo by Alexander Grey on Unsplash As a member of the Nectar Health Sciences Board of Directors, I’ve become well versed in the cannabinoid and terpenes marketplace technologies from hemp processing to final product. Drawing on my experiences with Nectar, a privately-owned cannabinoid isolation and extraction company, I thought I’d discuss product quality for medical cannabis and cannabinoids. Nectar's experienced scientists and industry experts are dedicated to commercializing a unique and…


Winterization Process Options for Cannabinoids

Photo by Richard T on Unsplash As a member of the Board of Directors of Nectar Health Sciences, I have the opportunity to work with a team of experienced scientists and industry experts dedicated to commercializing a unique and patent-pending cannabinoid isolation technology. Nectar, is a privately-owned cannabinoid isolation and extraction company, with a technology that isolates cannabinoids to >99% purity. This blog, though, will focus on winterization process options for cannabinoids.…


Transparency and the Chemical Process Industry

Photo by Bas van den Eijkhof on Unsplash Transparency is good in government, public service, politics, your personal life, and — of course — in business. Think of buyers and sellers…EBay, Airbnb and Uber. We all want more transparency — especially in the current turbulent times. Transparency helps in information gathering, coordination, accountability and decision-making. But what about in the Chemical Process Industry (CPI)? On one hand, transparency is important for safety and process…


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Trusting your Gut

Photo credit: KayVee.INC via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA In my wide-ranging search to learn more about process engineering and SLS methods, I recently read two articles on “Trusting Your Gut” in two completely different settings. The first was an editorial for Chemical Engineering Progress by its Editor-in-Chief Cynthia Mascone. The other was in the McKinsey Quarterly, an article on “How to Test Your Decision-Making Instincts” by Andrew Campbell and Jo Whitehead. In both, there was an agreement…