Where in the World is SPEX CertiPrep?

The month of March is proving to be very busy for our Sales and Marketing team here at SPEX. Here is a list of where you can find us as we make our way around the world!

  • What’s New In The Analysis of Complex Environmental Matrices?
    • March 3, 2017
    • London, UK
  •  Pittcon
    • March 5-March 9, 2017
    • Chicago, IL
  •  Laborama 2017
    • March 16-March 17, 2017
    • Belgium
  • ArabLab
    • March 20-March 23, 2017
    • Dubai, UAE
  • Analytica Vietnam
    • March 29-March 31, 2017
    • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Forum Labo Paris
    • March 29-March 30, 2017
    • Paris, France
  • EuroLab
    • March 29-March 31, 2017
    • Poland
  • ChemBio
    • March 29-March 30, 2017
    • Finland

For a complete list of where you can find SPEX CertiPrep, please visit http://www.spexcertiprep.com/news-and-events/tradeshow-calendar.aspx


What is Solubility?

Solubility is defined as a chemical property referring to the ability of a given substance, the solute, to dissolve into a solvent. It is measured in terms of the maximum amount of solute dissolved in a solvent at equilibrium. The resulting solution is called a saturated solution.

Click here to view out Guide to Solubility for 144 of the most commonly analyzed pesticides per EPA, AOAC, FDA and other international testing methods.

SPEX talks about Terpenes!


Cannabinoids and pesticides are normally the main focus of native and foreign chemical constituents found in cannabis. However, terpenes deserve their fair-share of the spotlight. Terpenes and their related terpenoids are the primary compounds in most botanicals and essential oils. Many consumer products rely on terpenes for their character, flavor and fragrances, making them ideal for foods and aromatherapy alike. For example, Myrcene, beta-Pinene, beta-Caryophyllene and alpha-Humulene are found in hops and important to the flavor and aroma of beer. Damascene and Geraniol provide the floral notes of wine grapes and roses.

Terpenes are of interest for both recreational and medical cannabis fields. Researchers are able to characterize different cannabis strains based on their terpene profiles. Terpene profiles allow recreational users to identify which flavors and fragrances they prefer. More importantly, research recognizes terpenes also have therapeutic benefits. For example, beta-Myrcene and Nerolidol are mild sedatives and Limonene an anti-inflammatory, each providing key therapeutic benefits. Some research also suggests terpenes work synergistically with themselves and other native compounds to enhance therapeutic effects, similar to the cannabinoid “Entourage Effect”.

As the industry evolves, the need for more accurate and precise analytical methods and standards will continue to grow. SPEX CertiPrep is proud to be at the forefront of the industry, continuously adapting our standards to comply with changing regulations and increasing consumer demand for safer products.

Check out our Cannabis CRMs for Medicinal and Recreational Cannabis Testing

Build Your Pesticide Library with SPEX CertiPrep Pesticide Mixes!

Tractor spraying pesticides

Premixed Pesticide Multi-Compound CRMs

Chemical pesticides have become an integral part of the agricultural toolbox, offering protection to crops from destructive pests. However, an unfortunate side effect of their uses is the potential leaching of these, oftentimes, harmful chemicals into the environment leading to their eventual presence in the human food chain. As a result, pesticide residue analysis has become a critical testing process for many different types of laboratories.

Unfortunately, pesticide residue testing is a long, expensive, and complicated process, covering hundreds of different compounds. Fortunately, as the leader in HPLC, GC, LC/MS, and GC/MS pesticide CRMs, SPEX CertiPrep is happy to assist our customers with all of your pesticide CRM needs.

For your convenience, we have designed a pesticide residue testing kit which includes 144 of the most commonly analyzed pesticides per EPA, AOAC, FDA and other international testing methods. The kit is structured to maximize stability and solubility, while minimizing unwanted analyte interaction and interference; enjoy shorter calibration times, fewer injections and money savings, as compared to purchasing individual pesticide standards.

For additional product information, please visit www.spexcertiprep.com/products/pesticides/pesticide-mixes.