3CHI has introduced D-SPEC, short for Delta Specific, a high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) testing method that offers accuracy and reliability in determining the contents of hemp-derived products.
Developed to outperform traditional HPLC techniques and avoid the need to produce derivates for, and the potential cannabinoid rearrangements from high heats with, gas chromatography testing, D-SPEC aims to redefine the standards of quality, safety and legal compliance in the rapidly growing hemp market.
D-SPEC's unique "fingerprint" chromatogram offers a detailed representation of a product's chemical makeup, which can be compared with batch testing results to definitively establish the authenticity of the product. This advanced feature empowers manufacturers to protect their brands from counterfeiting and guarantee the integrity of their products.
D-SPEC's precision extends to the measurement of delta-9-THC concentrations in hemp products, accurately assessing their compliance with federal and state regulations. This capability not only ensures adherence to legal requirements but also promotes the safety and effectiveness of hemp products for consumers.
"D-SPEC has elevated our own product offerings, and will now raise the bar industry-wide for product and consumer safety, reliability and credibility," said Justin Journay, CEO of 3CHI. "D-SPEC adoption will remove most of the industry's bad actors, and we hope the example of giving the method away for free launches a more collaborative and credible hemp testing industry going forward."