Dr. Markus Roggen

Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures

'We must work together to overcome challenges in cannabis production and extraction'

In this exclusive video interview with The Scientists' Channel, Dr. Markus Roggen, founder of Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures (CBDV), highlights the importance of collaboration in cannabis science. A chemist by background, Roggen discusses the challenges of consistency within cannabis production as a result of the 500 or so molecules within the plant that may have a biological effect and explores the scientific differences between eating and smoking cannabis. Roggen also shares insights into his exciting work on CO2 extraction and its advantages and reveals how he has teamed up with major manufacturers to optimize their instruments for the needs of the cannabis industry.

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Dr. Markus Roggen

Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures

Dr. Markus Roggen received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Since then Roggen has worked at CanopyBoulder, a mentorship-driven seed-stage investment program for startups in the cannabis industry. In 2018, Roggen founded Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures (CBDV), a private research center for cannabis science. He is currently a member of the science advisory committee at MediPharm labs and is a professor at Loyalist College where he teaches the Cannabis Production and Process Optimization module of the Cannabis Applied Science Post-Graduate Program.