Friends, this is an Automatic Solvent Extractor (or ASE), and we have been dreaming to have such piece of equipment for more than a decade now (JMichel was hoping to get this when he was PhD student, right after the dinosaurs’ era). What it does? It is like a very fancy expresso machine that can extract with a pressurized and heated solvent a piece of solid. In our case it will often be biomass but the potential is high.
So this piece of equipment will be VERY useful for our work on cannabinoids as well as for what we call in the business the biomass “wet analysis”.
We will put together a short video to showcase what this tool is all about in a nearby future. Now the L.A.B is very fast and efficiently taking place at the Scale Up Center whet the rest of the BTL team is located. A little sneak preview of the installations in the second picture.
Stay tuned for more info and news about the team!