Empowering Consumers to Make Better Choices at a Glance
A chemotype fingerprint communicates the intricacies of cannabis chemotyping science to consumers with a logogram, a colorful symbol people trust and recognize. Chemotype fingerprints can be used by anybody to easily compare strains and phenotypes. Take cannabis quality control and consumer recognition to the next level with our chemotype fingerprinting services.
Our chemotype fingerprint is a logogram, which is any symbol that people recognize as a non-phonetical substitute for communication. Our chemotype fingerprint communicates two of the most important factors considered when selecting product, terpene content (flavor, smell) and cannabinoid content (desired effect). Terpenes are directly linked to the flavor, smell, and health benefits associated with many botanicals. Olfactory detection of certain flavors and scents in plants are directly correlated to detection of particular terpenes by the nose such as limonene, which has a lemon-citrus scent, or the pinenes, which smells like a pine tree.
Cannabinoids are the chemical compound products that are responsible for much of the medical benefit and perceived euphoria associated with cannabis use, due to their interactions with the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system found in all animals. Information regarding both these two classes of compounds have been compacted and simplified into an easy to recognize visual that anybody can use as a consistent standard of comparison, backed by science.
See What You Smell
Be Your Own Budtender with Chemotype Fingerprinting
We translate smell into color because scent and sight are both intuitive in nature and exist in continuums. This meaning that it is often difficult to distinguish where one particular scent begins and another ends when dealing with smells. Separation methods such as HPLC and GC distinguish the individual components we often detect with our nose. However, comparing long lists of numbers representing the 'concentration values of terpenoid and cannabinoid constituents' is often time consuming, labor intensive, and downright boring. Yes, drastically different smells are obvious to the nose, but people are more likely to encounter environments and items with complex overlapping aromatic notes which are more difficult to distinguish. Thanks to the magic of advanced calculus, biochemistry, and color science we have figured out a way to scientifically convert scent into color, making the intangible memorable.
How it works
We do not merely assign a color to terpene concentrations, we utilize the specific biochemistry of the enzymes that produce terpenes and reduce the complex mathematical relationships of multiple terpene profiles down into the two (x,y) and three dimensional spaces (x,y,z) that most people are familiar with.
Statistically validated parameters
We developed our algorithm based on a set of terpene parameters, that is, relationships between certain classes and types of terpenes based on activity of the enzymes responsible for building terpene products in plants. Because there are so many terpenes produced by plants, these relationships cannot be immediately mapped in 2-D or 3-D, and they must be analyzed in multidimensional space before reducing the dimensionality of the data into simpler coordinate systems.
Translating scent into color
Next, the 2-D and 3-D results are then 'mapped' to an appropriate color space. This is because color science is well researched and can be represented graphically in multiple dimensions, depending on the system. For example, Red-Green-Blue ("RGB") color space is a 3-D color space where each axis is either R, G, or B.
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