Cannabis has been widely used in various areas of life. Fibrous parts of plants are used, for example, in the textile, paper and automotive industries. A few people know that the Gutenberg Bible or Declaration of Independence were printed on hemp paper, and Ford built the body of his cars by mixing hemp fibers with resins. Also, everyday products used since antiquity to improve beauty, health or well-being have innumerable nutrients and regenerating substances contained in hemp seeds and oil obtained from them. Technological development and scientific progress gives much greater analytical capabilities then people lives with Hippocrates or Ford era. Nowadays, you can mark valuable cannabis ingredients with ever-better precision and accuracy. At the same time, it has been possible to detect harmful components, such as metals. Analysts, using the knowledge and devices (such as UPLC-MS or ICP-MS) are discovering every wider possibilities of cannabis use and help to protect people from substances that can unfavorably affect health or beauty. Hemp, after several decades of marginalization and remaining in the shadows, began to getting back popularity, and the world remembered the positive effects of their use. Now, we can observe a real renaissance of hemp in everyday life, both in food, pharma and cosmetic products. The challenge for science is to invent such technological and analytical solutions that will allow the economic use of hemp (fiber, seed and oilseed plants) with a wide spectrum of health-promoting and improving living comfort applications.
Laboratories such as Unilab employ analysts with interdisciplinary experience, can provide customers with help and assistance in developing ideas and strategies of new hemps-business. Such cooperation – as a research and development facilities – can be an important factor in product design. Without incurring costs to equip own laboratories, it is easier to carry out work on creating new products that serve people in their daily lives, and also outsourcing brings many benefits to both partners.
The modern UNILAB laboratory of Unimetal REC company based on owned equipment performs analyzes and tests using such techniques as mass spectrometry with induction plasma (ICP-MS), liquid chromatography with DAD, UV/Vis, RI and MS detection as well as gas chromatography with HS for supra-surface analysis and flame ionized detection (HS-GC-FID). With support of qualified personnel we can develop new analytical methods for determining the content of mine substances and impurities. Remaining in line with current pro-ecological and health-promoting lifestyle trends, we offer a number of analyzes in the field of determination of metal content in products supplementing the diet, water, raw materials for production, determination of parabens content in cosmetic products and household chemistry, determination of sweeteners and preservatives as well as caffeine, and other. We are still develop new methods for meeting expectations of customers. By the decision of Chief Pharmaceutical Inspector UNILAB Laboratory has permit for the production of medical products for human use in range of quality control (physicochemical tests).
Director of the UNILAB Laboratory
PhD in chemical sciences, graduate of the Gdansk University of Technology, Chemical Faculty.<br> At work - an effective passionate of quality systems as an actual management tool. Expert of laboratory work, food safety, pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, cosmetics and packaging materials. Environmental protection specialist. Trainer, mentor and coach. Expert in nutritional advice and habits change. Currently director of the laboratory.<br> By passion - a practical ecologist who does not like waste in any of the areas.