Real Time Monitoring for the Medical Cannabis Industry

Since being legalised in the UK in 2018, cannabis-derived medicinal products can now be prescribed for a variety of health issues. The term medicinal cannabis refers to the use of the whole, unprocessed cannabis plant or its basic extracts.

How Medical cannabis might be a useful medicine

There are two main parts of the cannabis plant that are of medical interest, they are THC and CBD. THC can increase appetite and reduce nausea, it may also decrease pain, inflammation and swelling; CBD is the oil that may be useful in reducing pain and inflammation and controlling epileptic seizures and possibly some mental illnesses.

How monitoring can help?

Maintaining ideal environmental conditions that support cannabis plant cultivation with good growth and development is not easy to achieve. Glasshouse humidity, temperature, lighting and COlevels are all crucial for the prevention of plant diseases and the promotion of healthy and strong plant growth. Rotronic provide a validated real-time continuous environmental monitoring system that measures all parameters with live alarms using our Rotronic Monitoring system (RMS).

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RMS is an advanced, modular monitoring system with all data available securely via any device, anywhere. RMS provides users with exactly the data they need and in the format they require with extensive reporting and configurable alarms. Importantly, RMS can support existing hardware and interact with other software/hardware platforms. RMS can be provided as a hosted cloud service or using a traditional license whereby the client installs the system on their servers (local or cloud).

In summary RMS provides….

  • Live and interactive charts for all monitored parameters
  • Full alarming and alerts, easily configured
  • All data available with automated scheduled report generation
  • Complete event logging and compliance with GxP requirements
  • Email, phone, SMS, relay and custom protocol alarm notifications
  • Automatic data back filling and retrospective alarms (ideal for transportation logging)
  • Interactive, user configurable on-screen layouts

Rotronic has a micro website for RMS – please visit HERE, a technical brochure is available. Call us to discuss your application on 01293 571000.

Get a Free RMS Demonstration Account HERE

Water Activity

Water activity is the measurement of the available or ‘free’ moisture in a product that can support microbiological growth including yeasts, mildew and bacteria. This affects its stability, quality and shelf life. Most cannabis is dried and cured to a final water activity level of 0.30 – 0.60 Aw. Humidity and water activity influence the quality of the cannabis seeds and dried cannabis products.

The wide range of water activity analysers manufactured and developed by Rotronic are easy to use, convenient and provide fast measurements on-site to confirm product quality.

For full technical information on our Rotronic water activity analysers please click HERE. A comprehensive brochure is available. Call us to discuss your application on 01293 571000.

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