The Evolution of distillate
MIPs = Molecularly Imprinted polymers
waiting for target
MIP beads are designed to capture specific molecular targets or groups of similarly structured molecules. The liquid containing the molecules is passed though the beads, typically held in a column.
waiting for ELUTION
The MIP beads capture the target molecules, allowing other molecules to pass through. This can be at very low concentrations or, in the case of cannabis extracts, it’s typically very high.
ready to go again
The captured molecules are released by passing a second liquid through the beads, creating a solution from which the captured molecules can easily be recovered. The MIPs are then ready for reuse.
science & engineering
Ligar is a specialist in the development and manufacture of MIPs and MIP systems, not just for cannabinoids but for a wide range of applications. The team has spent over six years developing its cannabinoid processing systems, with many thousands of hours of development time, trials, analysis, testing, system design, regulatory compliance processes and generally not seeing much sunlight. The Ligar team is proud to partner with Maratek to bring the MIP system to market.
Maratek designs and manufactures ethanol recovery systems, solvent recovery systems and winterization systems, and supports, as a distributor, many other steps along the cannabis processing pipeline. Ligar’s unique technology pairs perfectly with Maratek’s goal to provide a more complete system for automation, optimization, and scaling opportunities.
BUILT to scale
Our smart, simple, bead-based systems are easy to scale from bench top systems to industrial units. They avoid the need for energy intensive winterisation, or super cold ethanol, and remove distillation from the process unless isolates are needed, in which case pre-processing with MIPs makes the process easier.