TN-116 – SFT-NPX-10 Extractor Optimized for Processing Medicinal Marijuana

TN-116 – SFT-NPX-10 Extractor Optimized for Processing Medicinal Marijuana

Kenneth J. James, Ph.D., Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc.

Abstract

Supercritical Fluid Technologies has announced the introduction of a new version of their SFT-NPX-10 pilot-scale natural products CO2 extractor optimized for the production of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis oil. The new NPX-10 is designed to simplify extraction by utilizing safe, efficient carbon dioxide. It may be used to facilitate the transition from laboratory scale equipment to large production scale systems.

The need for pharmaceutical grade cannabis oil has increased as researchers continue to investigate the application of cannabis oil for the treatment of various ailments such as muscle spasms, glaucoma, nausea, mood and behavioral disorders, sleep disorders, and chronic pain. With a myriad of cannabinoids present in the marijuana plant that can be used to treat a range of ailments and conditions, the investigation into producing a more effective extraction method and purer product has just begun. Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc has developed the SFT-NPX-10 Natural Products Extractor for researchers who want to investigate a higher quality of product using a more efficient and greener supercritical fluid carbon dioxide (scCO2) extraction process as the extraction solvent.