The Chemists and Technicians in this department provides Moisture and Water Activity Testing, Cannabinoid Profiling, Foreign Matter Screening, Terpene Profiling, and Residual Solvents Screening. This department is home to HPLCs, GC-FIDs, Moisture Analyzers, and Water Activity Meters.
The Microbiologists in this department provide screening for Microbiological Impurities. This department is home to a state-of-the-art PathogenDx system, which utilizes DNA-based testing rather than the traditional “plate and wait” method. This means our Microbiologists are analyzing what is actively alive on the product, rather than what might grow on it in the future. Additionally, it cuts down the testing time significantly while being more accurate. In the event that a failing analyte is suspected, the sample is retested prior to reporting.
Pesticides & Mycotoxins
The Chemists in this department provide screening for thirteen pesticides, Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2 and Ochratoxin A content. This department is home to two Triple-Quadrupole LC-MS/MS instruments, meaning that every sample is ran in tandem on both instruments to ensure accurate results. If a failing analyte is suspected, the sample is spiked and tested in triplicate prior to reporting.
The Chemists and Technicians in this department provide screening for Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury content. This department is home to two ICP-MS instruments, meaning that every sample is ran in tandem on each instrument to verify results. If a failing analyte is suspected, the sample is tested in triplicate prior to reporting.
The specialists in this department are tasked with confirming accuracy, traceability, reproducibility, and standardization. Our Quality Assurance Department ensures regular audits, gauge studies, and blind testing studies are conducted and analyzed for abnormalities. Additionally, each individual department has a Quality Control Member, a liaison who ensures that the appropriate duplicates, blanks, and spikes are ran throughout each testing run so that any abnormalities are isolated and corrected. This department is home to the individuals who generate your final Certificate of Analysis, keep pace with evolving regulations, and ensure compliance for both OMMA and ISO standards.