Astrotech Launches the AgLAB-1000-D2 Maximum Value Processing Control System
- Potential for Increased Customer Yields -
Austin, TX - November 14, 2022
Astrotech Corporation (Nasdaq: ASTC) (the “Company” or “Astrotech”) subsidiary, AgLAB, Inc. (AgLAB), today announced the launch of the AgLAB-1000-D2™ and the Maximum Value Processing™ (D2-MVP) control system. D2-MVP is a ruggedized mass-spectrometer that is designed for the cannabis and hemp processing lab and provides control over the distillation processes through “selected-point” testing of the processed oils. The D2-MVP control system has been designed to improve ending-weight yields, potencies, and revenues by as much as 45% as compared to traditional distillation methods. This technology is derivative of Astrotech subsidiary Astrotech Technologies Inc.’s (ATI) mass spectrometer technology.
“After multiple field tests, we believe the D2-MVP has demonstrated that our highly versatile ATI mass spectrometer technology can significantly improve customer processing results in many applications throughout the chemical manufacturing industry. Most process testing requires slow and cumbersome laboratory instruments that typically take many hours or even days to complete. With our rugged mass-spec and automatic calibration-tuning, the D2-MVP can be placed on the factory floor and typically produces processing results in less than a minute. This technological advancement makes it possible for the operator to perform many adjustments throughout the batch process while fine tuning for yields, color, and quality. We are very excited about introducing the D2-MVP, as we believe it is the first of its kind and is already being well received throughout the fast-growing hemp and cannabis industries,” said Thomas B. Pickens III, CEO of Astrotech and AgLAB.
About the AgLAB-1000-D2
The AgLAB-1000-D2 is the first ruggedized mass spectrometer that has been manufactured for use in assisting the chemical distillation of biomass. The chemical library and user interface can be easily customized for each processing application and is currently adapted to serve both the distillation of hemp CBD and cannabis THC oils.
This press release contains information about our new products under development, AgLAB-1000-D2 and the Maximum Value Processing™ control system. Product development involves a high degree of risk and uncertainty, and there can be no assurance that our new products will be successfully developed, achieve their intended benefits, receive full market authorization, or be commercially successful.
About Astrotech Corporation
Astrotech (Nasdaq: ASTC) is a mass spectrometry company that launches, manages, and commercializes scalable companies based on its innovative core technology through its wholly-owned subsidiaries. AgLAB is developing chemical analyzers for use in the agriculture market. For more information, please visit www.astrotechcorp.com.
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Company Contact: Jaime Hinojosa, Chief Financial Officer, Astrotech Corporation, (512) 485-9530