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Iva Gyurgina

Iva Gyurgina is the Director of Marketing and Customer Relations at ISM. She is responsible for creating and delivering ISM’s marketing materials and managing correspondence with ISM clients. Iva holds a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from Seton Hall University as well as an M.B.A. in Marketing and Management from University of Connecticut. Prior to joining ISM, Iva was a Tennis Professional and has managed tennis clubs’ programs in various locations in NY. She has also worked in wealth management, technology and pharmaceuticals industries. Iva has proven experience in building customer relationships and delivering marketing strategies as well as comprehensive knowledge and application of business administration principles, digital content creation and social media engagement practices.

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Webcast Recording and Q&As: Cannabis Oil Nano-Emulsification & Extraction

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 25, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Iva Gyurgina posted in General Announcements, Medical Cannabis

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The recording of Cannabis Tech Media's recent webcast on Ultrasonic Liquid Processing for Cannabis Oil Nano-Emulsification & Extraction, featuring guest speaker Dr. Alexey Peshkovsky, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Industrial Sonomechanics, is now ready. The webcast, which was held on Thursday, May 17th, 2018, had over 300 registered participants and generated close to 150 questions. Some were addressed by Alexey during the webcast. The answers to the rest are provided in this post. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or leave a comment below. 

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Live Webcast on Cannabis Oil Nano-Emulsification and Extraction

[fa icon="calendar'] May 16, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Iva Gyurgina posted in General Announcements, Medical Cannabis

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We are happy to announce that Dr. Alexey Peshkovsky, President & Chief Scientific Officer of Industrial Sonomechanics (ISM), will be the guest speaker at CannabisTech Media's live webcast, presenting ISM's high-intensity ultrasonic technology for cannabis oil nano-emulsification and extraction. Interested in making or using water-soluble cannabis extracts? Join us on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 11:00 am (MDT). 

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ISM Will Be Exhibiting at the NYC Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo

[fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2018 8:02:00 AM / by Iva Gyurgina posted in General Announcements, Medical Cannabis

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We are happy to announce that ISM will participate in the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in New York, NY. The conference will take place from May 30th to June 2nd, 2018, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center located in Midtown Manhattan. If you are interested in making translucent cannabis extract nanoemulsions (water-soluble CBD and THC that can be infused into beverages, edibles, topicals, etc.) with enhanced bioavailability and a rapid onset of action, please come see us at booth 519! We will be exhibiting all our ultrasonic liquid processors as well as our new NanoStabilizer™. We will also bring along some nanoemulsion samples made with our technology. 

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All-In-One Stabilizer Package Simplifies Making Water-Soluble CBD and THC

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Iva Gyurgina posted in Emulsion-based Products, Medical Cannabis

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You do not have to be a scientist to make high-quality water-soluble CBD and THC! Industrial Sonomechanics' customers no longer need to develop their own formulations and production protocols for cannabis extract nanoemulsions. We are pleased to announce the launch of a new product: an all-in-one stabilizer package, NanoStabilizer™, which can tremendously simplify the ultrasonic production of high-quality, translucent nanoemulsions of bio-active ingredients such as cannabis extracts. This product is designed to work in conjunction with our laboratory, bench and industrial ultrasonic processors, and comes with detailed, easy-to-follow instructions.

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Chapter Published in a New Book on Ultrasonic Food Processing

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 31, 2018 3:32:58 PM / by Iva Gyurgina posted in General Announcements, Food & Beverage

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Industrial Sonomechanics (ISM) is pleased to announce the recent publication of a book entitled "Ultrasound: Advances in Food Processing and Preservation," edited by Dr. Daniela Bermudez-Aguirre (Academic Press, 2017). The book provides an extensive overview of the potential of ultrasound technology to drive innovation in the field of food processing and preservation, and features a chapter by ISM's co-founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Alexey Peshkovsky. This chapter, entitled "From Research to Production: Overcoming Scale-Up Limitations of Ultrasonic Processing," explains how ultrasonic processing can be directly scaled up from laboratory to production environments while maintaining reproducible, high-quality results.

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ISM Will Be Exhibiting at the World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 29, 2018 8:10:00 AM / by Iva Gyurgina posted in General Announcements, Medical Cannabis

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We are happy to announce that ISM will participate in the 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo in Pittsburgh, PA. The conference will take place from April 12 to 14, 2018, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center located in downtown Pittsburgh. If you are interested in making translucent cannabis extract nanoemulsions ("water-soluble" CBD and THC that can be infused into beverages, edibles, topicals, etc.) with enhanced bioavailability and a rapid onset of action, please come see us at booth 515!

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2017 MJBiz Conference & Expo Highlights: Infused Products on the Rise

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2017 12:01:00 PM / by Iva Gyurgina posted in General Announcements, Medical Cannabis

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Last month, Industrial Sonomechanics (ISM) had a chance to participate in the  Spring 2017 Marijuana Business Conference & Expo at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center near Washington, D.C. With its increased participation (thousands attending and 275 exhibitors on the expo floor), the conference provided a clear indication of the cannabis industry's accelerated growth. 

ISM exhibited its laboratory, bench, and industrial-scale ultrasonic processors and additive packages used for the production of nanoemulsions of cannabis extracts, also known as "water-soluble CBD and THC". A wide variety of topics related to ultrasonic emulsification were covered by our presenters:

  • Reasons for low and unpredictable bioavailability profiles of traditional cannabis products;
  • Challenges of delivering accurate cannabinoid doses by common administration methods, such as smoking, vaping, dabbing, edibles, sublingual, etc.; 
  • Advantages of turning cannabis extracts into water-compatible nanoemulsions: increased potency, accelerated onset of action, simplified administration and guaranteed dosing accuracy;
  • Formulation options: translucent versus milky nanoemulsions, flavour, stability, etc.
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ISM Will Be Exhibiting at 2017 Marijuana Business Conference & Expo

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 2, 2017 7:31:00 AM / by Iva Gyurgina posted in General Announcements, Medical Cannabis

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We are happy to announce that ISM will participate in the Spring 2017 Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Washington DC. The conference will take place on May 16 - 19, 2017 at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel. If you are interested in making cannabis oil nanoemulsions, also known as water-soluble CBD and THC, please come by and see our ultrasonic equipment at booth 1223!

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Assembling Your BSP-1200 Bench-Scale Ultrasonic Processor

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 30, 2016 3:20:51 PM / by Iva Gyurgina posted in Ultrasonic Processing Systems

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The BSP-1200 bench-scale ultrasonic liquid processor is a Barbell Horn Ultrasonic Technology (BHUT)-based system, designed for process optimization and medium-scale production. It can be implemented in two processing modes: flow-through and batch. When a large amount of material needs to be processed, the former is preferable because it results in a much higher processing capacity, improved ultrasonic exposure uniformity, and better temperature control.   

When configured in the flow-through mode, the processor is supplied with four main components: a 1,200 W ultrasonic Generator, a water-cooled piezoelectric Transducer, a Barbell Horn, and a Reactor Chamber (flow cell). Although it is supplied mostly pre-assembled and ready-to-use, knowing how to put it together can be helpful.  In this blog post, we provide step-by-step assembly instructions for the BSP-1200 configured in the flow-through mode. 

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Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Industrial Sonomechanics!

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2016 5:36:31 PM / by Iva Gyurgina posted in General Announcements

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10 years ago Dr. Alexey Peshkovsky quit his job in medical physics and joined his father, Dr. Sergei Peshkovsky, in founding Industrial Sonomechanics, LLC (ISM). This year, with hundreds of clients all around the world, a number of partnerships and long-term R&D contracts, as well as a double-digit billion-dollar market to pursue in several industries, we were happy to celebrate our first double-digit anniversary! 

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