Steep Hill Labs opened the first commercial cannabis lab in the United States in 2007. Now, with labs in 4 states (and at least two new locations opening in 2015), 5 Ph.D Scientists on staff and a recently-launched a state-of-the art Genetics Lab , Steep Hill is the country’s leading cannabis analytical lab. In addition to its core testing business, Steep Hill is also innovative product development Lab that has already developed and commercialized two proprietary products: the QuantaCann and the GenKit.
The QuantaCann is an on-site potency and moisture machine that provides important analytical information with respect to marijuana samples in 60 seconds. The QuantaCann was recently featured on CSI Vegas as the scientific equipment used to solve a murder in a marijuana dispensary. The QuantaCann has been approved as meeting the state requirements for the testing of potency, cannabinoid profiles and moisture by the State of New Mexico. The scientists at Steep Hill are busy developing the next generation of QuantaCann which will have no moving parts, an upgraded user interface, a wand for testing concentrates and other exciting features.
The GenKit is the first product offering to come out of our Genetics Lab and was introduced to the market as of March 1, 2015. The GenKit contains 8 test packages which allow growers to clip a tiny portion of a seedling leaf and then send that package to the Lab. Once received, our geneticists are able to identify which plants are male plants. That information is then communicated to the customer through a convenient tracking system and the grower is then able to use this information to cull the male plants much sooner than could be done without the assistance of a genetics lab. This results in the saving of time, energy and resources and increased crop yield.
Steep Hill is investing in its expansion, infrastructure and human capital to maintain its leadership position and to provide the best cannabis science.