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Trying to balance speed, precision and cost is a constant area of development for labs, and increasing one usually requires a trade-off from the others. At Energy Control, like most other harm reduction organizations, our goal is not to be as precise as possible, but...

Drug Crypto Markets at CND63

In early March, we presented our harm reduction work in drug crypto markets at the 63rd session of the  Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Viena.  The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is the central policy-making body of the United Nations drug control structure. CND...

Update regarding COVID-19

How the current COVID-19 outbreak affects our service As you may know, Energy Control is based in Spain. On March 16th, 2020, the government declared a state of national alert and enacted confinement measures to slow down the spread of the virus. Among other measures,...

Delays with our HPLC analyses

Due to an upcoming cannabis related conference in the city of Barcelona, a large influx of cannabis samples is expected. Cannabis is analyzed with our HPLC, so the substances that are analyzed with the same instrument will be affected. This means that the analysis of...

Changes to how/when we quantify some substances

To reduce some of the strain that our constant growth has put on the analysis service, we will be shifting to a rolling schedule for quantifying certain substances that we do not receive very often. We routinely receive samples of cocaine and its adulterants,...

Back from the holidays

Happy New Year! We have just arrived from holidays and have an enormous backlog of samples to test. There will be some delays in receiving results while we catch up, but we will try our best to have them ready as soon as possible! Thank you for your patience, and feel...

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