There are many different ways to extract cannabis oil out there. Most involve toxic solvents and harmful additives, often justified by research that is questionable.
This is why Evolab created the world’s first suite of cannabis specific pharmaceutical-grade extraction technologies. We produce exceptionally pure oils, without the use of any cutting agents.
There is good research confirming the benefits of cannabis compounds working together instead of in isolation. Of the 480 natural compounds found within the cannabis plant, at least 111 have been identified as cannabinoids, and another 200 as terpenes. According to Rafael Mechoulam, the first scientist to isolate THC, all of these compounds are important. Cannabinoids and terpenes working together is what chemists refer to as “The Entourage Effect”. This is why we, at Evolab, preserve the terpenes to maintain the integrity of the full plant profile.
This is for everyone who wants pure, premium CO2 extracted oil, made without cutting agents. Refined is smooth, potent, and affordable, making it the essential oil for all tastes.
Evolab starts with a single strain of cannabis and extracts the oil in small batches. The oil is then spun in a centrifuge to naturally separate the wax. This terpene rich and flavorful cannabis oil is 100% pure, with the integrity of the strain 100% preserved.
There’s potent. And then there’s Evolab potent. The kind of pure potency you can only get from Evolab’s pharmaceutical grade CO2 technology. This oil is almost pure cannabinoids, so nothing gets in the way of the THC or the therapeutic effects of the CBD. It’s cannabis stripped down to its purest form, and it will blow away everything else you have tried.
Evolab has pioneered a way to intensify all the things you love about cannabis using nothing but the plant’s own natural compounds. We can add cannabis derived terpenes to increase flavor. Boost THC levels so they are off the charts. And elevate therapeutic CBD’s so they help people more than ever before. It’s a little magic combined with a lot of science. Alchemy in fact.
Boldly going where no cannabis has gone before, Evolab Alchemy won the 2016 Rooster Cup for best concentrate. You can now enjoy Alchemy and the rest of Evolab’s suite of connoisseur oils in these four convenient delivery mechanisms.
Evos is Colorado’s first clear, odorless cannabis infused personal lubricant that enhances pleasure during intimacy. Designed to give both men and women greater sensation and stimulation, Evos contains only the purest CO2 extracted THC.
There must have been a few weekend warriors on the High Times’ Cannabis Cup judging committee. Because the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of the THC and CBD in Angel Salve gave them soothing relief. And they gave it first place for best topical.
After reinventing processing technology, there was only one thing left to do. Reinvent processing itself. Because at the end of the day, it’s not about processing; it’s about selling products. Quality products that your customers will love, and that you will feel good about having on your shelves. After all, you didn’t lovingly nurture your plants just to have them tainted with toxic chemicals or additives.
First it was THC. Then came CBD. The truth is these compounds barely scratch the surface of the medicinal potential of cannabis. With hundreds of unique compounds, the sky is truly the limit for cannabis products.
Evolab’s product incubation services allow you to leverage our advanced technology and science team to put a true science story behind your product concept.
We know you want to hit the ground running. There’s no time to waste – so let’s get to it. Evolab offers a variety of consulting services designed to bring you to market quickly. We cover everything from design, setup, training and support, with benchmarks to keep your business on target.
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Steven Bennett, Ph.D., is a molecular biologist with a background in transdermal drug delivery. He serves as Evolab’s Managing Scientific Director, leading the Medical Advisory Board and Incubator. In this role he sources and develops new products, ensuring their scientific and technical rigor. His scientific career has focused on the molecular biology of disease, especially Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Bennett holds two patents and has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Bennett received his Ph.D. in molecular biology, with an emphasis in neuroscience, from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Eckerd College.
Alex Cahoj founded Evolab in 2009 with a commitment to creating pure cannabis extracts, using CO2. He has overseen thousands of extractions – without using solvents, cutting agents or diluting additives. In 2014 he established a partnership with Pic Solutions, a French chromatography company, to develop the next generation of cannabis technology. The result is the first supercritical CO2 fluid extractor designed for the cannabis market. Cahoj also has expertise in cultivation, compounding and product development. His topical pain relief product, Angel Salve, won first place at the 2015 Denver Cannabis Cup. He has been invited to present to the American Chemistry Society and The National Cannabis Industry Association. Cahoj holds a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship from Western State Colorado University.
James Christian is an experienced senior executive with a background in private equity investments, Board governance and international corporate banking. As Evolab’s Chief Executive Officer, Christian guides corporate strategy and expansion into new markets. Prior to joining Evolab he served as senior executive, investor and advisor to numerous privately-held companies. Earlier in his career Christian was Managing Director at Anschutz Investment Company, a private family investment office, and held various positions at global financial institutions — Paribas; Dillon, Read & Co.; and Bankers Trust Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College.
Norm DeHart is a longtime real estate and finance executive who serves as Evolab’s Chief Financial Officer. As Principal and Managing Broker for Guidance Corporate Realty Advisors, DeHart has represented corporate, government and nonprofit clients in office and industrial lease and purchase transactions as well as providing development consulting services. Earlier in his career he was a Principal at MacLaurin Stewart Corporate Realty Advocates, a commercial real estate brokerage. At the beginning of his career, DeHart served in a variety of positions for CGGVeritas, a geoscience company providing services to the global oil and gas industry. Dehart holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
As Co-Manager, Mr. Giarraputo has served as a senior advisor to Evolab’s executive team since March, 2014. In 1996 Mr. Giarraputo co-founded the global advertising agency Factory Design Labs, a multi-national agency with offices in Denver, USA, Shanghai, China and Verbier, Switzerland. In 2004, Mr. Giarraputo co-founded Beatport, the largest music store for DJs in the world. Beatport was privately held and headquartered in Denver, USA and Berlin, Germany until it was acquired in 2013. Mr. Giarraputo also participates in several private equity investments serving as an advisor and/or board member, equipping him to bring his fund raising and recruiting network to the table at Evolab.
Jason Katz oversees relationships with Evolab’s manufacturing partners across North America. Prior to joining Evolab he was Managing Partner at a cannabis consulting firm, LoPro Consulting, advising clients on product development, branding, compliance, and supply chain management. Earlier in his career Katz served as Chief Operating Officer for a Denver medical marijuana company, managing two retail locations, a 15,000 square foot grow and manufacturing an infused product line. At the beginning of his career he was a financial advisor at Wachovia Securities. Katz holds a bachelor’s degree from The College of New Jersey.
Bryson Rast is an experienced lab chemist with expertise in small molecule organic chemistry, botanical extracts and analytical development services. He holds three patents and has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals. As Lab Director at Evolab, Rast oversees the company’s research and analytics. Prior to joining Evolab he served as Senior Scientist at CW Botanicals, where he established a new chemistry laboratory dedicated to internal analytical testing and R&D efforts on high CBD cannabis extracts. Earlier in his career he served in Chemistry Development for ChromaDex Analytics, as a Research Chemist for Array BioPharma and as a Drug Discovery chemist for Pfizer. Rast holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Colorado State University.
Domenic Suppa is a longtime sales executive who serves as Evolab’s Chief Operating Officer. Suppa’s responsibilities include overseeing sales and distribution of Evolab’s products to hundreds of dispensaries in Colorado. Prior to joining Evolab he served as National Sales Director for 2020 Companies, a large outsourced sales and management solutions provider to Fortune 500 clients. Earlier in his career, Suppa was VP of Sales for Metro1 Properties and a commercial realtor with Majestic Properties.
Sean has eight years’ experience with high output management in multimillion dollar service industry establishments. He was able to take his talents and translate them successfully into the cannabis sector building out and developing post cultivation production operations for medical and recreational cannabis facilities. Having experience in establishing the logistics capable of processing 30+ tons of cannabis per year into a controlled pipeline. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from The University of Montana-Missoula college of Humanities and Sciences, and a Culinary Degree from the Professional Culinary Institute of Campbell California.