2021 Cannabis Labs Virtual Conference: January Program

By Cannabis Industry Journal Staff
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The Cannabis Labs Virtual Conference. Check out sessions from the January 20, 2021 event such as: The Cannabis Laboratory Accreditation Panel, R&D Lab Testing: Ensuring Success with Results and Pesticide Testing: Methods, Strategies & Sampling

2021 Cannabis Labs Virtual Conference: January Program

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The Cannabis Laboratory Accreditation Panel

  • Tracy Szerszen, President & Operations Manager, Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation (PJLA)
  • Mohan Sabaratnam, Vice President, IAS
  • Jason Stine, Sr. Director of Accreditation, ANAB
  • Anna Williams, Accreditation Supervisor, A2LA

This panel, moderated by CIJ editor Aaron Biros, goes in-depth into the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017 version, changes from the 2005 version, the new transition timeline mandated by ILAC, common challenges labs face when getting accredited and much more.

TechTalk: New Analyzed Cannabinoids Plus Analysis of Pesticides, Residual Solvents & Heavy Metals

  • Dr. Bob Clifford, General Manager, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

R&D Lab Testing: Ensuring Success with Results

  • Christian Sweeney, President, Sonoma Lab Works

In this session, Sweeney discussed new product launches, shelf life, stability and brand identity metrics, quality controls, preparing for compliance batches, environmental testing and more.

TechTalk: Top 7 Things to Consider when Comparing Cannabis Testing Equipment

  • Greg Kozadjian, MBA, Emerging Markets Business Development – Cannabis Testing, Agilent

Pesticide Testing: Methods, Strategies & Sampling

  • Mikhail Gadomski, Corporate Senior Chemist, Deibel Bioscience of California

This presentation provides an overview of pesticide testing and current regulations, with a special focus on California. Gadomski also touches on SOPs, instrumentation, method development and sample preparation for pesticide testing.

TechTalk:  Potency Testing: Options and New Developments

  • Dr. Hillel Brandes, Analytical Technology Specialist, MilliporeSigma

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  1. susan campbell

    Hello – My name is Susan Campbell and I am the VP Strategy & Commercial Operations at ACT Laboratories. I am hoping to speak with someone regarding your upcoming seminar in May and to see if there is an opportunity for an Executive from ACT Laboratories to participate on the agenda, specifically, Dr. Bob Miller, CEO Lab Operations. If there is someone I can reach out to directly, please let me know.

    Thank you
    Susan Campbell

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