Top 100 CBE Award

Top 100 Ancillary Businesses (large) (2) (1)Gobi has recently been included in the Top 100 Cannabis Business Executive (CBE) Top100 Ancillary Businesses of 2016. The 2016 CBE list includes some of the most influential businesses in the cannabis industry. Gobi is proud to be recognized and to join other industry thought leaders in pushing the cannabis industry forward.

Gobi Emerald Awards

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Gobi was recently acknowledged for their lab’s performance in the 2016 Spring Emerald Test®.The Emerald Test Advisory Panel used a criteria of scoring within 2 standard deviations on all analytes but one, to determine which labs received an Emerald Test Badge.  For the Potency Test and the Residual Solvents Test, Gobi Labs performed within these criteria, earning an Emerald Test Badge.

The new standard in cannabis testing

The new standard
in cannabis testing

FAST / ACCURATE / RELIABLE

Gobi Labs was founded by two devout chemists and a belief that sound scientific analysis is the surest route to advancement. It’s not just our passion for science that has attracted us to testing, it’s our passion for cannabis. As professionals with decades of experience in medical research and testing, we see the true potential of cannabis and its benefits. To foster its progression, we’ve worked diligently to develop tests both in response to and in anticipation of state and local regulations. While we’re now one of the most capable laboratories in the state, we’re not going to settle. We know that our clients rely on us to stay at the top of our game so that they can stay at the top of theirs.

Services

Services

 

We want clients to know that they have the industry’s leading products and consumers to know the same. This is why we don’t just offer a wide array of cannabis testing; we go the extra mile to help our clients thoroughly understand our process and effectively optimize theirs.

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Potency Testing

Our potency test implements advanced instrumentation and specialized methodology to identify and quantify select cannabinoids. We test for CBDV, CBGA, CBDA, CBG, CBD, THCV, CBN, Delta-9 THC, CBC and THCA. As one of the first laboratories to be certified for potency testing, we’ve now run thousands upon thousands of tests on just about every type of cannabis product. This has allowed us to fine-tune our potency test for any type of sample that comes our way. Our methods are validated for selectivity, linearity, precision and accuracy through both experimental design and statistical analysis to bring you the most accurate results possible.

 

Pesticide Testing

We offer the most extensive pesticide analysis panel for marijuana products in the State of Colorado. Relying on our decades of analytical testing experience and advanced instrumentation, we developed a testing method capable of screening for the MED required 15 compound panel at reporting limits as low as 5 parts per billion. It’s likely this kind of scientific dedication that’s earned us a reputation as the most thorough, reliable laboratory in the industry.

The MED Required Pesticide Panel
Avermectin B1a
Avermectin B1b
Azoxystrobin
Bifenazate
Etoxazole
Imazalil
Imidacloprid
Malathion
Myclobutanil
Permethrin
Spinosyn A
Spinosyn D
Spiromesifen
Spirotetramat
Tebuconazole

 

Microbial Testing

Our microbial laboratory is run by experts in the food testing industry, incorporating the same standards of quality required by the USDA and FDA. We’ve combined advanced qPCR technology with 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold plating to provide you full panel STEC (Shiga-toxin producing E. coli), Salmonella, and Total Yeast and Mold Count analyses in as little as two days. We’ve developed in-house research validations that allow us to optimize our methodology and include additional services beyond the minimum testing requirements.

In addition to the Colorado state-required microbial contaminants tests, we also deliver an array of food safety and research testing including water activity, pH, shelf stability, common pathogenic identification, and plant sex-typing.

 

Terpene Analysis

Terpenes are the organic compounds that provide different stains of cannabis with different scents. Terpenes also play a pivotal role in the variation of effects different cannabis strains offer. In recent years, some researchers have even come to believe that terpenes are equally as powerful as cannabinoids in creating therapeutic properties. At Gobi Labs, we offer a comprehensive terpene analysis that reports on 21 different compounds. This allows you to provide your customers with detailed product classifications and useful insights on a product’s effects.

Our Terpene Panel
Alpha Pinene
Camphene
Beta Myrcene
(-)-Beta Pinene
delta 3 Carene
Alpha Terpinene
Limonene
p-Cymene
B-Ocimene
Gamma Terpinene
Terpinolene
Linalool
(-)-Isopulegol
Geraniol
Beta Carophyllene
Alpha Humulene
Cis-Nerolidol
Trans-Nerolidol
(-)-Guaiol
(-)-Carophyl Oxide
Alpha Bisabolol

 

Residual Solvent Testing

At Gobi Labs, we include the largest compilation of residual solvents in our standard analysis panel—including iso-butane, n-butane, heptane, benzene, toluene, hexane, and xylenes as specified by the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division. In addition to this required list of solvents, we also test for propane and ethanol upon request. And we do it all with a residual solvent screening method we’ve developed called rapid Static Headspace Gas Chromatography (SHS-GC).

With this method, the instrumentation is optimized for sensitivity and precision. The quantitation is performed by external standard analysis using flame ionization detection (FID). The SHS-GC method has been extensively tested and validated using internationally accepted guidelines with respect to specificity, linearity, range, detection and quantitation limits.

At Gobi Labs, we know we are the last line of defense against residual solvents. We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that our clients are getting results they can trust.

 

pH Testing

While pH testing is not an MED required analysis, we’ve found that it can be highly useful for clients in the research and development phase. It’s especially helpful in guiding infused edible manufacturers through shelf stability testing protocols. We run multiple tests for each sample to provide our clients with the most accurate information possible.

 

Water Activity Testing

Water activity testing results contribute greatly to the shelf stability analysis required by the Denver Health Department. At Gobi Labs, we use an Aqualab 4TEV instrument with the capability to analyze dew point and capacitance. This dual-analysis feature allows us to measure water activity in non-volatile samples—such as cookies and candies—as well as volatile samples—like ethanol extracts and ethanol-based tinctures.

We’ve also found that water activity testing can be useful for clients in the research and development phase. Our results can identify plant water content and help troubleshoot the presence of microbial contaminants.

 

Homogeneity Testing

Accuracy in dosing is important—especially when it comes to ingested products like edibles. This is why we offer testing to ensure that the THC in cannabis-infused products is evenly distributed.

What We Test

What We Test

 

A SAMPLE OF
THE SAMPLES
WE TEST

If it’s cannabis related, we’ve probably tested it at Gobi Labs. Here are the types of samples we accept most often.

 

Testing Flower

  • Potency
  • Microbial
  • Terpenes
  • Pesticides

 

Testing Concentrates

  • Potency
  • Residual Solvent or Microbial
  • Terpenes
  • Pesticides

 

Testing Infused Products

  • Potency/Homogeneity
  • Microbial
  • Pesticides

 

Testing Research and Development Products

We find new developments to be tremendously exciting. Our clients submit prototypes to us both to test their new products and to have us assist them through the development process. Each client’s needs are different, and we work with you individually to provide specialized consulting. If you have a question about unique testing services or product R&D, feel free to give us a call today.

Get Started

Get Started

LET’S GET TESTING.

We pride ourselves on two things—our accuracy and our efficiency. We know just how important turnaround times are for our clients’ businesses. This is why we want to help you ensure you’ve got all your ducks—or buds—in a row. Here is where you’ll find our checklist of new client requirements if you’re new. You’ll also find our minimum sampling weight requirements and sample intake form. If you have any questions about our internal testing protocols, we’re always available by phone or email to assist you.

 

We’ve built our careers on answering questions scientifically. And we’re not bad at answering them conversationally either.

Have questions? Want to make sure you’re conducting the right tests at the right time? We’re more than happy to help.

Gobi Labs
303.456.2040
contact@GobiAnalytical.com
12295 W 48th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

 

New Client Checklist

Welcome to Gobi Labs! We’re happy to have you. To ensure the most efficient and accurate processing of your tests and results, please review and provide us with the following information upon your first visit:

  • Copy of State License(s)
    • Send electronically or bring a hard copy
  • Copy of Local License(s)
    • Send electronically or bring a hard copy
  • Business Address
  • Testing Reports Contact Information
    • Full Name(s) of Contact Personnel
    • Email(s) to send reports
    • Phone Number(s)
  • Accounting Contact Information
    • Full Name(s) of Contact Personnel
    • Email(s) to send accounting matters
    • Phone Number(s)
  • Carefully Review Sample Weight Requirement Sheet
    • Make sure all samples meet the minimum requirements for each type of test, including packaging and METRC tags
  • Print Gobi Sample Intake Form
    • The document can be filled out in advance or if you prefer, you can bring it in to fill out with us

If you have any questions regarding sample submission, please feel free to
contact us at 303-456-2040 or Michelle@GobiAnalytical.com

 

Weight Requirements
for Sampling

In order to provide you with accurate results, we need to make sure our sample size is adequate. Before preparing your samples, refer to the chart below for minimum weight requirements. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 303-456-2040.

SAMPLE Minimum WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR Potency TESTING
Samples Minimum weight/ volume
Flower 1g
Concentrates 0.5g or 1mL
Edibles 1 unit
Drinks 1 unit
Ethanol Extracts 1mL
Tablets or Capsules 2 capsules/tablets or 1 unit

SAMPLE Minimum WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR Homogeneity TESTING
Samples Minimum weight/ volume
Multi serving 1 unit
Single serving 3 units

SAMPLE Minimum WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR Microbial TESTING
**Attention: Microbial Samples Must be Submitted Under A Separate METRC Package Tag and in a Separate Package from All Other Test Samples
Samples Minimum weight/ volume
Flower 4g
Concentrates 2g
Edibles at least 20g/finished product
Drinks at least 20g/finished product
Ethanol Extracts 2g
Tablets or Capsules 2 finished package sizes

SAMPLE Minimum WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR Pesticide TESTING
Samples Minimum weight/ volume
Flower 2g
Concentrates 1g-1.5g
Edibles 1 serving size package
Drinks 1 serving size package
Ethanol Extracts 1.5mL
Tablets or Capsules 1 serving size package

SAMPLE Minimum WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR PH TESTING
Samples Minimum weight/ volume
Flower N/A
Concentrates 1g-1.5g
Edibles 1 serving size package
Drinks 5mL/1 unit
Ethanol Extracts 5mL
Tablets or Capsules 1 serving size package

SAMPLE Minimum WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR Water Activity TESTING
Samples Minimum weight/ volume
Flower 1g-1.5g
Concentrates 1g-1.5g
Edibles 1 serving size package
Drinks 5mL/1 unit
Ethanol Extracts 5mL
Tablets or Capsules 1 serving size package

 

Sampling Guidelines

We offer sterile sample bags to you, free of charge. Simply request for them upon your visit. For more sampling information, please contact us directly and we’ll be more than happy to walk you through the process.

About Gobi

About Gobi

We don’t just
follow standards.
we set them.

Gobi Labs was founded by two devout chemists and a belief that sound scientific analysis is the surest route to advancement. It’s not just their love of science that has attracted them to testing; it’s their passion for cannabis. They worked diligently to master the state’s regulations and develop the leading potency testing facility in Colorado. After creating their strong foundation, they became the first laboratory to be certified for microbial testing and residual solvent analysis.

And they didn’t stop there.

Since Gobi Labs opened our doors on May 1, 2014, we have been rapidly growing, developing new methodology, and setting and resetting standards. The Gobi team now collectively holds over 30 years of analytical testing experience. We work around the clock to bring you the most reliable results in the fastest time possible, all to make your success a reality.

The brains behind the operation

Get to know the leadership of Gobi Labs

Peter Perrone & Burenjargal (Bugi) Perrone

Owners of Gobi Labs

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Before they founded Gobi Labs, Peter Perrone and Bugi Perrone had spent the majority of their careers unknowingly preparing for their involvement in the marijuana industry.

Peter has always been an herbal chemist through and through. As an undergraduate, he spent a year traveling through Africa and living with indigenous peoples in an attempt to find new natural medicines he could bring back to the United States for further testing. The more Peter learned about natural remedies, the greater his passion for them became. In fact, Peter completed his Master’s thesis on a German medicine that’s derived from a tree seed. He then proceeded to spend over 20 years honing his chemical analysis abilities in various laboratory settings.

Meanwhile, Bugi was becoming a chemist with an affinity for quality assurance. She landed a job with the Mongolian Institute for Standard and Metrology at a time when Mongolia was working closely with the EU to implement quality assurance standards in Mongolian testing laboratories. Bugi’s QA work has taken her from Mongolia to Turkey and Korea and finally landed her in the United States.

When Peter and Bugi met in the graduate program for chemistry at the University of Colorado Denver, the compatibility of their respective strengths quickly became apparent. On January 1, 2014—the day recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado—Peter and Bugi decided that cannabis testing was the perfect place to put those strengths to good use.

They founded Gobi Labs, and in short order the company became one of the first three laboratories to be certified for marijuana testing in the State. Peter and Bugi have loved seeing the quality of the flower available in Colorado increase drastically. And they’ve loved being able to encourage clients to focus on more than just the THCA content of their plants. They both believe that this is simply their first step in a long career in cannabis research.

With Peter applying his skillset to develop the laboratory’s methods and validate its instruments, and Bugi leveraging her experience to manage quality assurance, it’s no wonder that Gobi Labs has quickly become the trusted source for trustworthy cannabis testing.

Julia Bramante

Compliance Manager/Supervisory Analyst

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Julia Bramante’s educational background shows that she is naturally inquisitive. While at the University of Denver, she majored in chemistry and minored in biology, Chinese, math and studio arts. Julia’s interest in the development of new medicines is what led her to complete her thesis on new vaccine applications for tuberculosis. After contributing to HIV research on the Anschutz Medical campus, it was the breadth of medical breakthroughs she saw in cannabis research that drew Julia to Gobi Labs. In the summer of 2014, she accepted a position as Gobi’s Supervisory Analyst, and she’s been captivated by the growth of the culture and economy cannabis has sparked ever since.

Julia’s favorite strain is Super Lemon Haze because of its powerful and unique terpene profile. And as someone who’s conducted thousands of qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses on cannabis samples at Gobi Labs, she knows a thing or two about unique terpene profiles.

James Kim

Laboratory Manager

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James Kim is a chemist with a remarkably diverse background. After graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in chemistry, he started his career in nutraceuticals. He then transitioned to a biotech company where he primarily focused on infusing omega-3 fatty acids into foods. After that he worked as a chemist in the oil and gas industry. And with nearly 10 years of analytical chemistry experience under his belt, he accepted a position as the Laboratory Manager for Gobi Labs in September 2014. James loves the fast pace and collaborative spirit of the cannabis industry. And he’s especially excited to be working toward setting the standards for cannabis testing requirements.

James’ favorite strain is Blue Dream because of its distinctive fragrance. And as someone who provides technical direction within Gobi’s laboratory and ensures that everything runs smoothly, James carries quite a bit of distinction himself.

Michelle Tumeehuu

Office Manager

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Michelle Tumeehuu grew up in Mongolia, but she and Bugi Perrone were never acquainted until they each moved to Denver, Colorado and happened to find themselves at the same birthday party. With her Master’s of Science in human resources, Michelle had spent her career as a corporate laboratory recruiter when she became Gobi Lab’s first employee in June of 2014. She’s passionate about the therapeutic and pain relieving potential cannabis holds and personally has friends and family who are using cannabis medicinally. Michelle finds the impact the cannabis industry has had on Colorado’s economy to be remarkable and is excited to be involved in the budding industry.

Michelle’s favorite strain is Purple Kush because of its vibrant color and exceptional smell. And since Michelle has been responsible for bringing some of the best chemists in the state to Gobi Labs, it’s fair to say that she’s got a talent for spotting exceptional attributes.

Consultation

Consultation

We don’t just offer
our science.
We offer our smarts.

As a team of cannabis-passionate scientists, we do a lot more than deliver reliable testing results. We talk you through each test, provide you with specific feedback on every report and make sure you understand the scientific principles behind everything we do. Throughout your time with us, we help you develop a plan for experimentation and testing throughout your product development process.

Want to schedule a consulting appointment?

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News

News

Cannabis news for
industry insiders

We know that keeping up with industry requirements and developments isn’t easy. This is why we’re working to keep you posted by reposting relevant articles here.

Top 100 CBE Award

Top 100 Ancillary Businesses (large) (2) (1)Gobi has recently been included in the Top 100 Cannabis Business Executive (CBE) Top100 Ancillary Businesses of 2016. The 2016 CBE list includes some of the most influential businesses in the cannabis industry. Gobi is proud to be recognized and to join other industry thought leaders in pushing the cannabis industry forward.

Gobi Emerald Awards

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Gobi was recently acknowledged for their lab’s performance in the 2016 Spring Emerald Test®.The Emerald Test Advisory Panel used a criteria of scoring within 2 standard deviations on all analytes but one, to determine which labs received an Emerald Test Badge.  For the Potency Test and the Residual Solvents Test, Gobi Labs performed within these criteria, earning an Emerald Test Badge.

Careers

Careers

Join the Gobi Team

If you have a passion for the potential of cannabis, have an eye for precision and are looking for a career in a budding industry, then we’re probably looking for you too. To join our rapidly growing team, submit your resume and area of interest to Michelle@GobiAnalytical.com.

Careers

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Contact

Contact

Our door is
always open*

*Figuratively speaking

For pricing requests and sales inquiries please complete the contact form, and we will be in contact shortly.

Gobi Labs
12295 W. 48th Ave. Unit C
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Contact@GobiAnalytical.com
Phone: 303.456.2040