Nucro-Technics accepts samples for testing activities from authorized Licensed Producers (LPs), healthcare organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and individuals who are approved by Health Canada under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) or the Cannabis Act. Nucro-Technics also accepts samples for research & development activities (in vivo, in vitro, and chemical) and for pre-clinical studies from entities that are qualified and approved by their local regulatory bodies, such as the Office of Controlled Substances, the FDA, and the DEA.
These in vitro, in vivo, and pre-clinical studies are performed in an effort to expand on the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids and involve investigating the safety, pharmacokinetics, and metabolism of these compounds. Examples of the types of cannabinoid studies that are typically performed at Nucro-Technics include the topical administration of cannabinoids by patches and creams to rodents and Göttingen minipigs. Other studies that have been conducted involved oral and IV administration of both lipid formulations of cannabis oil as well as and purified cannabinoids to rodent and canine models. Nucro-Technics routinely performs bioanalysis of study samples across various matrices in both pre-clinical and clinical studies.
While the pharmacokinetics of cannabinoids in humans by smoking cannabis is well-represented in literature, this data does not provide information on partially purified cannabinoid components in novel formulations, which is currently the products of most interest. This data also typically does not represent routes of administration other than inhalation. The additional studies performed at Nucro-Technics aim to fill in these research gaps.
While Nucro-Technics is licensed appropriately for the testing of marijuana, the organization does not grow, distribute, or sell cannabis.