June 8, 2022 – A Highly Contiguous Draft Reference Genome for the Psilocybe Cubensis Mushroom Is Now Available – A brief summary of a new peer-reviewed paper detailing the assembly of a highly contiguous draft reference genome for the Psilocybe cubensis mushroom by Kevin McKernan, Medicinal Genomics Chief Science Officer, and colleagues.
June 2, 2022 – How Do You Know You’re Right? qPCR vs. Plating – Cannabis testing to detect microbial contamination is complicated. It may not be rocket science, but it is life science, which means it’s a moving target, or at least, it should be, as we acquire more and more information about how the world we live in works.
May 3, 2022 – Dr. Raphael Mechoulam And Other Cannabis Scientists Attend CannMed 2022 Conference In Pasadena – CannMed, a yearly event to prioritize cannabis science, innovation and collaboration is getting underway in Pasadena, California May 3-5.
Apr 21, 2022 – Magic Mushrooms Have Over 80 Different Species—And Their DNA Is Now Available Online – Over 42 million bases of the P. cubensis psychedelic mushroom genome were sequenced to fully cover all genes, as well as non-coding regions of the DNA.
March 1st, 2022 – Medicinal Genomics Salmonella and STEC E. coli Multiplex Assay Certified by AOAC – AOAC certified the Medicinal Genomics PathoSEEK® Salmonella and STEC E. coli multiplex assay. The platform now has more cannabis matrices accredited for Aspergillus, Salmonella, and STEC E. coli than any other product, according to a press release.
February 7th, 2022 – Medicinal Genomics Partners with MGI to Promote Automated Agricultural and Medicinal Testing – New collaboration yields genomic technology platforms dedicated to boosting throughput and accuracy.
January 27th, 2022 – Medicinal Genomics Signs Diagnostech as its Distribution Partner in Southern Africa – Nascent Africa medical cannabis markets attract MGC’s advanced testing technology.
August 17th, 2021 – Medicinal Genomics Assay Receives AOAC’s First Certification for Cannabis Flower and Infused Edibles – MGC is the first manufacturer to receive certification for cannabis-infused edibles and is also the first to offer AOAC-approved cannabis assays for two different qPCR machines: Agilent AriaMX and BioRad CFX96.
August 17th, 2021 – AOAC Approves Two New Microbiological Assays – The Medicinal Genomics platform can detect four species, including A. flavus, A. fumigatus, A. niger, and A. terreus in both flower and infused edibles. The PathoSEEK microbial testing platform uses a PCR-based assay and provides an internal plant DNA control for every reaction.
July 1, 2021 – Growth Media Used in Total Yeast and Mold Testing Can Significantly Affect Microbial Diversity, Study Finds – The growth media used in plating-based total yeast and mold count (TYMC) tests can dramatically impact the diversity of microbes that grow, according to a new investigation from scientists at Medicinal Genomics, a specialist cannabis testing and genetics screening firm.
May 18th, 2021 – Medicinal Genomics Hires Sherman Hom as New Director of Regulatory Affairs Medicinal Genomics has hired Sherman Hom, Ph.D. to be their first director of regulatory affairs. Dr. Hom is coming from a position at New Jersey’s Division of Public Health and Environmental Laboratories (PHEL) where he was the leading research scientist for the state’s cannabis testing lab as well as coordinating their pre-analytical activities for SARS-CoV-2 testing.
March 16th, 2021 – Medicinal Genomics Selects Soquimica as its Distribution Partner in Portugal Medicinal Genomics Corp. (MGC), a pioneer in harnessing cannabis genomics to improve the agricultural productivity, safety, and transparency of cannabis, today announced an agreement with Soquimica to be its distribution partner in Portugal.