Dr. John MacKay’s Institute of Extraction Technology
The extraction market has changed in the last year while we were indoors. There are more extraction technologies available than there were in 2019. The processes involve more chemistry and physics. To provide a meaningful impact on your business in the shortest amount of time has resulted in three new courses on practical extraction.
To maximize your time, we have made some significant changes to the courses. The first is to limit the number of attendees at each session to 16. The second is the inclusion of more hands-on activities for extraction and analyses. The third is always tying these principles to have a return on investment in less than one week. Coming away with an understanding of the impact your extraction decisions have on your capital and operating costs is the goal. The measurable impact is the goal.
John MacKay, Ph.D.
John A. MacKay earned a B.A. in Chemistry from St. Lawrence University (SLU), and Ph.D. from the University of Vermont (UVM), in Inorganic Chemistry focused on the synthesis of cancer fighting compounds. After positions teaching at Davidson College, Lyndon State College and University of Vermont (UVM), John joined Waters Corporation in 1983 and retired in 2017. His career has included many roles in innovative product development. While recently he is widely recognized as scientific expert in sub and supercritical fluid for extraction and chromatography in the botanical space, he is bringing the synergy from what were seen as disparate technologies together to optimize workflow.
Dr. MacKay is one of the most trusted experts in extraction technology. His experience, knowledge, and background guarantee that you will get tremendous value from his teaching, which will help you advance your career and business dramatically. If you plan to be an extraction professional, studying with John will propel you forward to new heights.
Max SimonCEO, Green Flower
John MacKay, Ph.D. takes complex concepts within extraction and data analytics and explains them in layman’s terms. When it comes to extraction, John is one of the most sought-after people in the industry because of his experience and business acumen to this craft. I do not doubt that if you plan to be in this area of the cannabis industry, learning from John will be the best decision you ever made.
Joe BarnardHead of Curriculum and Accreditation at Green Flower
The John MacKay Institute for Extraction Technology is an unparalleled learning opportunity for experienced and new-to-the scene extraction entrepreneurs. Dr. MacKay’s teaching style is refreshingly entertaining, insightful, and quickly engages every student to learn. Classes are organized and structured to methodically walk through each step to ensure comprehension and proficiency in technical processes while understanding the science behind each step. In fact, learning complex science will never be easier for any student! In this nascent industry where so many non-scientists are performing technical work, we need Dr. MacKay for his decades of experience, exceptional expertise, and dynamic approach to teaching.
Dr. Susan AudinoChemistry, Chemometrics
Dr. MacKay’s Picks
LightLab3 Cannabis Analyzer
LightLab 3 provides lab-grade cannabinoid analysis in a rugged, easy-to-use format. Its touchscreen streamlines and simplifies the entire analytical process so every team member can follow the same workflow to produce consistent results.
Table Top Closed Loop CO2 Extractor and Prep-Chromatograph
Medium Pressure Preparative Liquid Chromatography
Power Supply: 120V, 800W, 7amp
Foot Print: 33.2” H, 12.4” W, 19.3” D