Residual Solvent Analysis is an absolutely essential application in the pharmaceutical industry. And if you’re cultivating cannabis products for commercial purposes, that’s what your business is a part of, whether you’re aware of it or not. When manufacturing pharmaceutical products, using a choice of solvents during the manufacturing can help improve synthetic yield or affect the product’s chemical properties (although they have no bearing on the efficacy of the product itself). A residual solvent analysis helps to detect traces of solvents left over from the manufacturing process so that you can ensure that your product is as safe and pure as possible.

Why is a Residual Solvent Analysis so important ?

Regulatory bodies have clearly defined limits for residual volatile organic chemicals in pharmaceutical products. As such, manufacturers need to monitor solvent levels not just in their final products but in their active ingredients and additives. 

In order to meet product specifications and adhere to best manufacturing practices, all residual traces of these solvents need to be removed before the product can go to market. Therefore, testing for any residual solvents during your production or purification processes should be considered an essential aspect of your manufacturing process. 

When going into business for yourself, especially in such a fast-growing and competitive industry, it’s essential to establish yourself as a safe and reliable commodity. While this is true of all industries, it’s especially true in the burgeoning cannabis business. As new people learn of the potential health and medicinal benefits of cannabis and its derivatives like CBD, they are dipping their toes into this new market with great trepidation. They need to know that the brands they buy from are eminently trustworthy and, aside from meeting their obligations under relevant authorities, pay close attention to quality and safety.

If you are unable to earn their trust in this way, you could see yourself lose ground to your competitors.

How can we help?

We have worked hard to establish ourselves as one of the most trusted names in the cannabis industry and are proud to be the world’s first accredited cannabis laboratory. As such, we provide a host of testing services both for businesses in the cannabis industry and the consumers who use their products.

Our aim is to ensure the highest standards of safety and accountability so that consumers of medicinal cannabis products can be assured of both quality and safety when they buy from our clients. 

We offer comprehensive Residual Solvent Analysis testing so that you can assure your customers of a safe product.

The testing- How it works

It’s simple! Just click this link to arrange a pickup and we will come to you to collect a sample of your product. Whether you’re a business testing your own product or a consumer who just wants that little bit of extra reassurance, we bring the same high standards of courtesy and professionalism. 

Our Residual Solvent Analysis procedure then detects and quantifies any harmful solvents that might be leftover from the production process. We can apply our exacting testing process to any kind of product including flowers, concentrates, tinctures, topical and edibles.

We test for a wide range of solvents including;

  • Acetone
  • Acetonitrile
  • Benzene
  • Butane
  • Chloroform
  • 1,2-Dichloroethane
  • Ethanol
  • Methanol
  • Methylene chloride
  • Ethyl acetate
  • Ethyl ether
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Heptane
  • Hexane
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Pentane
  • Propane
  • Toluene
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Ortho-Xylene
  • Meta-Xylene
  • Para-Xylene

Our comprehensive testing process relies on the latest cutting edge technology and we apply the same exacting standards to each and every test we do. 

Other services we offer

Residual Solvent Analysis is just one of the services we offer to both businesses and consumers in the cannabis industry. It’s our goal to keep this growing corner of the pharmaceutical business as clean, safe and accountable as possible. And we have risen to the challenge in creating a diverse portfolio of laboratory services to assure exactly that.

We’re proud to offer all of the following to businesses and consumers alike;

  • Cannabinoid Potency Analysis
  • Terpene Analysis
  • Pesticide Analysis
  • Microbial Pathogen Screens
  • Moisture Content Analysis
  • Foreign Material Screening
  • Mycotoxin Analysis
  • Heavy Metals Analysis

With the widespread decriminalization of cannabis, a fast-growing industry has arisen to cater for an equally fast-growing market. Cultivators of cannabis and manufacturers of cannabis-derived products have arisen all over the country in order to provide a safe and pharmaceutically viable supply for a growing demand. With the stigma removed from cannabis-related products more and more consumers are beginning to realize the potential effects that cannabis and hemp-derived products can have on their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Of course, makers and purveyors of such products, whether they come in the form of edible gummies or topical CBD oils need to meet exacting standards to ensure that the products they bring to the market are completely safe for consumers. If you’re a nascent startup in the cannabis derivatives industry, you may be unsure of what legal standards your product needs to meet or how to go about proving that your product is safe for market. 

That’s where we come in!

Put your trust in CannaSafe Labs

As the world’s first accredited cannabis lab, we understand the scientific and legal responsibilities of this emerging industry and can provide a range of tests to help your product gain the reputation it deserves. One such test is a Residual Solvent Analysis. Whether you’re a consumer or a manufacturer, the presence of solvents in your products can compromise their safety. We work tirelessly to apply rigorous testing to the products submitted to us to ensure that harmful solvent levels are not present.

Want to know more? Get in touch with us today!


We’re proud of the services we offer and the part we play in helping to create a safe industry that is characterized by trust and accountability. We’re proud to work with manufacturers of cannabis products and the people who use them to help create a culture of safety and transparency around a growing but still largely misunderstood industry.

If you’d like to know more about us and the services we offer, please get in touch today

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