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Rad Source Technologies’ Innovative X-ray Emitter Revolutionizes Cannabis Pathogen Decontamination
Rad Source Technologies, founded in 1997, has introduced a groundbreaking technology named Quasar, which represents a significant leap forward in cannabis decontamination. In an exclusive interview with Cannabis Tech, representatives from Rad Source Technologies shed light on their innovative x-ray emitter and how it is revolutionizing the cannabis industry.
Revolutionary Technology: Quasar X-ray Emitter’s Impact on Cannabis Pathogen Problems
Quasar technology is distinct from traditional x-ray systems because it emits x-rays in every direction, allowing for unique and flexible geometries to deliver highly efficient and effective x-ray treatment. The emitter has been designed to target microbial DNA, which makes it highly effective in eliminating harmful pathogens like powdery mildew, mold, and bacteria without causing any damage to cannabinoids, terpenes, or other desirable compounds.
The technology utilizes a short-wavelength emitter, tuned specifically to attack microbial DNA. This makes it a safe and efficient solution for microbial decontamination. Unlike other methods that use chemicals or heat, Quasar technology is non-toxic, residue-free, and does not cause any visual or chemical changes to the cannabis flower.
Rad Source Technologies caters to various cannabis industry segments, from small-batch growers to large-scale cultivation facilities. The three main models include the M-line (suitable for small growers or proof of concept), the regular model (for processing approximately 5 pounds per cycle), and the XL model (ideal for large-scale processing, capable of handling up to 25 pounds per cycle). These models are designed to suit different cultivation volumes and requirements.
Versatile and Effective: Applications of Quasar Technology in Cannabis Cultivation
One of the significant advantages of Quasar technology is that it can be used on cannabis products at any stage of their lifecycle, including final packaging. The technology works equally well on cannabis oils and extracts, making it a versatile solution for decontamination.
The return on investment (ROI) with Quasar technology is substantial, particularly for facilities plagued by microbial issues. It prevents the loss of entire crops and ensures that products pass microbial testing consistently. Rad Source Technologies offers a comprehensive 12-month warranty covering parts, labor, and travel, ensuring reliable and efficient maintenance.
For organic growers, the question of maintaining organic certification arises. While the technology itself is non-toxic and residue-free, the certification may depend on the organic governing bodies’ specific criteria.
As for foreign matter testing, Quasar technology does not affect the physical appearance or composition of the product. However, it effectively clears microbial DNA, making it a preferred choice for those seeking clean and safe cannabis.
Return on Investment and Future Potential: Benefits and Considerations for Industry Adoption
Rad Source Technologies also emphasizes that their product is FDA-approved for certain medical devices, but it is essential to note that the FDA does not regulate cannabis. Therefore, claims about FDA approval for cannabis-specific devices should be treated with skepticism.
The interview also touched on the possibility of offering the technology as a service for smaller growers who cannot afford the machinery themselves. While the idea has merit, current models are not easily portable for off-site service provision.
Rad Source Technologies’ Quasar technology represents a game-changer in the cannabis industry. With its effective microbial decontamination capabilities, non-toxic nature, and versatility in handling various cannabis products, it offers a promising solution for cultivators seeking to produce clean, safe, and high-quality cannabis. As the cannabis industry continues to grow, innovative technologies like Quasar will play a crucial role in ensuring product safety and meeting regulatory requirements.