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Introduction to Cannabis testing; Laboratory Start-up

September 28, 2020 | 12:00 pm | Room 1 | Operations Management

Are you interested in starting a cannabis testing laboratory? Are you curious how to develop and/or implement internal analytical testing procedures for additional quality control? Navigating the world of Cannabis testing is quite an undertaking and can be overwhelming. Knowing some of the challenges ahead can greatly mitigate risks. From a growers perspective it is important to vet third party testing laboratories for reliability and production turn-around times. From a laboratory perspective it is equally important to validate all methods and workflows, ensuring testing results are scientifically sound. With decades of experience in supporting and establishing regulatory compliant testing laboratories within Pharmaceutical, Toxicology and Cannabis industries, Simon Bergeron Amy Graves will walk you though the initial planning phases. This introductory presentation will cover the basics in Cannabis analytical laboratory start-up, from build out to production.

Simon Bergeron, COO, Specialty Testing Solutions

Simon has been in the laboratory testing industry for over 25 years. His experience spans from implementation of analytical instrument management processes and controls within regulatory compliance for new site builds on behalf of contract research organizations. He is an established entrepreneur, specialized in mass spectrometry scientific & instrument support services to strategic lab operations. He is currently spearheading STS cannabis & hemp laboratory testing and consulting services.

Amy Graves, Director of Scientific Operations, Specialty Testing Solutions

Amy has 15+ years’ experience in biochemistry both in clinical and analytical settings. She has moved into the cannabis space a few years ago as the Director of Scientific Operations for a well-known laboratory start-up, compliance testing and instrument provider/service company. She has recently been focused on regulatory aspects of the beginning stages of laboratory start-up.

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