AC Braddock

Chief Executive Officer

Eden Labs LLC

21 yrs Extraction Tech. Business strategy. Marketing. Brand Creation & the infrastructure to support rapid and sustainable growth NCIA Board

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Biography

AC Braddock is a career entrepreneur. Her ability to recognize market trends and establish a profitable enterprise within a short time frame has been a hallmark of her success. Ms. Braddock met Fritz Chess, Founder of Eden Labs, in the late 90s. Sharing a keen interest in plants as medicine, she was impressed with his botanical extraction knowledge and his ability to engineer highly sophisticated extraction systems that were easy to operate and affordable. At this point, he had already developed the Coldfinger design and Eden's first generation CO2 system, becoming the first person in the US to extract Kava Kava and Cannabis with CO2. In 2007 Ms. Braddock left her position as Sales and Marketing Director for a multi-million dollar Built Green construction project to become Head of Sales and Marketing at Eden Labs. In 2010 Ms. Braddock became CEO of Eden Labs and has successfully transformed the company into a highly respected multi-million dollar extraction technology powerhouse. A member of three Washington Cannabis Business Women groups; WOW (Women of Weed),the Cannabis Womens Alliance and Women Grow.  Ms. Braddock is dedicated to creating a new way of corporate structure in this emerging industry. She is also a board member of NCIA. She resides in Seattle Washington.

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9/4/2017 2:58:01 PM,
AC Braddock replied:

Basically, Co2 or Steam distillation under vacuum.  We have systems and methodolgies to do both.

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I have developed a rather unique way to end the illegal BHO lab explosions I'd like to offer for your consideration as to if it should be presented to the board for their consideration. I developed it after assessing the risk of a personal product development project that I believe will increase concentrates demand significantly if/when released. The management plan can only be understood in relation to the new risk. There are elements that require your are of expertise to understand and your good reputation preceeds you, your on the board, and understand the science so I felt you would be the right person to validate or refute everything for the board/community. Thanks I'd just need to send a file and video demonstrating the risk which is similar to the BHO problem of a dangerous DIY method of an industrial process becoming popular. 
9/4/2017 2:53:43 PM,
AC Braddock replied:

I would be interested in seeing what you are talking about.  Creating better standards is of great importance to the industry.  Illegal operations of any kind should be examined and if possible, brought into the legalization efforts.

9/4/2017 2:49:44 PM,
AC Braddock replied:

Basically, what you put in is what you get out, concentrated.  As far as "seriously effect"?  Depends on the quality of the trim and how much you mix it with your grade A material.  Leaves do not contain much oil so adding leaves will effect yeild as well as add more lipds particularly if it is Outdoor, but if you are looking to be sustainable and utilize as much of your plant material as possible you may consider using the oil from C grade material for a separate product. 

5/20/2017 1:06:07 PM,
AC Braddock replied:
Hi there!  I think this sounds like a phone call as there are a few topics here.  The ROI is astonishing and not just in cannabis, but many botanicals.  Investors.  There is a plethora of them out there.  We deal with quite a few.
5/20/2017 1:02:33 PM,
AC Braddock replied:
What is the best solvent for cannabis extraction?  There isn't one. The solvent, system and protcol are how you create a product right?  So the question is, what is the result you are seeking?  What is your end product?  A capsule?  Lozenge?  Tincture?  Vape?  Dabbable?  Patch? Cream?  Who are you marketing to?  Adult use? Patients? Women? People like your Grandfather?  Another determining factor is simply your companies business model and mission.  Obvioulsy the non-toxic solvents are bonses in marketing to discerning customers.  I believe as an indutry that we should be leading the way in creating safe, healthy, sustainable human consumables.  Look at our food industry...pesticides, hexane extractions, chemical additives, etc.  We are better than the norm and can assist the growing tide of consumers who want to know how and where thier consumables are made as well as how truly socially responsible the company is.  If this is too vague, give me a more specific question.  All the best to you.
3/2/2017 1:43:04 PM,
AC Braddock replied:
Yes, Eden does make sytems for multiple solvents imcluding butane, propane, co2 and ethanol. 
3/1/2017 7:41:00 PM,
AC Braddock replied:
Lets reiterate this first....the advantage of c02 is its tunablilty.  Meaning, you can tune the temperature and pressure of it to drop out particular components in a plant.  I am sure you already knew this based on your question, just reitierating it to create a baseline for this question for others.  To automate or not to automate, that is the question.  The primary thing to consider with automation is what happens when the automation malfunctions?  What does the systems maufacturer offer to keep you from losing thousands and thousands of dollars while they fix it?  We have never been huge proponents of automation for this reason alone and its adds cost to the system as well.  Having said that, we offer an automated sytem that can also be run manually if the automation fails....which all automation does eventually.  Bottom line, it depends on the software.  I can go pretty deep into this.  For instance, does the system itself offer the widest parameters with out the automation? 
12/4/2016 3:06:41 PM,
AC Braddock replied:
Hello!  Thank you for asking this very important question.  As we all know the Cnanbis industry is under a microscope in many areas where other industry is barely regulated.  For example, I like to use the amounts of pesticides you can find on many of our foods.  Start here in your resseach of pesticides in our every day lives.  Its frightening and exceedingly hypocritcal.  

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/healthy/news/g168/dirty-dozen-foods/?

Now to your question....Extraction is also known as concentration or concnetrates, so if you think of it tha way its an easyleeap of logisc to realized that whatever is in the plant materail going into the system will be CONCENTRATED.  Its important to note that materials tha test fine before extraction/concentration may test above accpetable limits after processing in the concentrate.  Therefore as an industry we are tasked with being the most responsible industry in providing the public and patients pure, non-toxic consumables.  There are a multitude of ways to Produce and Process healthy human consumables.  It is one of the most important ways we as an industry can support the growing food movement for organic and sustainable consumables and vice a versa.

Thank you for asking this question!! 

What are the various factors that may affect yield for a CO2 cannabis extraction machine?

What are the various factors that may affect yield for a CO2 cannabis extraction machine? Can you give any ranges for expected yield for Eden machines? 

10/21/2016 12:16:50 AM,
AC Braddock replied:

Thanks for your question. It is often one of the top three questions we are asked no matter what the botanical. We just posted a Blog on this subject on our website. www.edenlabs.com This is not a simple answer, but I can give you some highlights.  Number one is not all co2 systems are the same.  In fact they can be quite different and these differences can not only effect yield, but product and extraction time, all of which are essential components of your bottom line.  If it takes 24 hours to get the same yield that another system can get in 6 hours, then you have spent considerable resources to achieve that yield. Another factor is what you are attempting to produce.  Weight for contract bulk oil processing?  Specialized product?  A heavy terpene oil?  THCA?  An Eden system can produce all of these as the system can fractionate the oil.  Most systems can not do this. The basic factors are; 1) How much co2 is going through the system in a given time.  2) How saturated is the material during that time  3) You get out what you put in.  Yield is obviously basically dependant on the quality of the material being extracted plus the system and the skill of the operator.  If you want to get deeper into this discussion as it relates to your business model, let me know.  A range on yield for our latest Hi-Flo series FX2 system is 150 to 180 grms an hr.  Yes, really.  See the website.  Grade C. About a 21% yeild.