Potent Solutions for Your Budding Lab

Integrated Solutions for Potency and Safety with the expression Compact Mass Spectrometer, AVANT (U)HPLC, and SOLATION ICP-MS

Advion provides integrated laboratory solutions for comprehensive cannabis testing, including analysis and quantification of cannabinoids, pesticides, and heavy metals.

expression Compact Mass Spectrometer

The expression family of compact mass spectrometers (CMS) was developed with maximum versatility in mind. They allow users to switch rapidly between the many different sample introduction techniques required throughout an analyst’s workflow; from simple direct probe analysis to ultra-high performance liquid chromatography and prep-scale purification, offering a robust family of cannabis analysis solutions.


Advion’s range of Avant, high performance, liquid chromatography systems can be used standalone with UV and UV/Vis detector options, or with the expression CMS to provide seamlessly integrated LC/CMS under the full control of Advion’s simple, intuitive Mass Express software suite. Modular, stackable design, with many options, provides custom solutions for both HPLC and UHPLC needs. From the simplest manual injection HPLC to a fully automated, streamlined UHPLC system and everything in-between, the AVANT series can be configured to fit your analytical requirements and your budget.


Introducing the new SOLATION Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) – the ultimate instrument for multi-element analysis, the SOLATION provides high sensitivity measurement of trace and major elements from a wide range of matrices. Designed for ease of use, with intuitive software, the SOLATION ICP-MS is the ideal instrument for analyzing metals in your budding laboratory.

Cannabinoid Testing for Quality Control and Rapid Screening

ASAP/CMS provides a simple, sensitive and selective sample introduction approach to measure the presence of two isobaric compounds, CBDA and THCA, contained in a complex sample such as hemp or cannabis plants or their corresponding extraction products. The expression CMS with ASAP probe provides:

  • A method to determine the relative composition of CBDA and THCA in hemp and marijuana plants using the ion current abundance differences in their respective precursor/fragment ion transitions (m/z 341 to m/z 261). 
  • A simple, sensitive and selective sample technique. 
  • A simple, high-throughput screening approach to potentially differentiate hemp and marijuana or other cannabis strains.

Optimize Your Harvest with LC/CMS

LC/CMS with selected ion monitoring (SIM) provides quantification of cannabinoids to help determine the optimal harvest timing. It is also used for measurement of pesticide levels. 

    • Use LC/CMS for CBDA, THCA, CBD, THC, and CBN to determine when to harvest for optimal yield. 
    • Quantify pesticides using the industry standard testing method, LC/CMS.

Detect CBN, CBD, and THC

The Plate Express TLC plate reader can provide push-button analysis of a TLC plate, extract the compounds present and transport them to the expression CMS for rapid analysis. The CMS offers a fast scan speed, on-line polarity switching, and in-source CID, generating valuable information in the analysis of natural products.