Lean Management in a Cannabis Lab

Lean management or Lean thinking is a process for continuous improvement that can be applied to any business. In this piece, Rob Radke, president of Method Testing Labs, walks us through how to implement Lean processes in the cannabis laboratory.

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Colorado to Bolster Hemp Testing Rules, Rollout Delayed

Earlier this year, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced a plan to introduce new testing rules for the state’s hemp industry, including residual solvents, heavy metals and pesticide analyses. While the rollout has been delayed to 2022, regulators are allowing hemp companies to work with out-of-state labs to prevent a lab testing bottleneck while they bring everyone up to speed.

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ACS Laboratory Launches Tested Safe Certified Seal Program

The Florida-based cannabis lab testing company announced the roll out of their proprietary “Tested Safe Certified Seal” program, which gives products that pass compliance testing a symbol on their label to bolster consumer trust.

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AOAC Approves Two New Microbiological Assays

Last week, AOAC approved PathogenDx’s Quantx assay for total yeast and mold. This week, they approved Medicinal Genomics’ PathoSEEK 5-Color Aspergillus Multiplex Assays.

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Reducing Cross Contamination in Your Lab

Labs have long dealt with the threat of cross contamination, which leads to reduction in test accuracy and turnaround time, ultimately costing both the lab and the grower significantly.

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4 Trends Propelling the U.S. Cannabis Testing Market: 2021-2027

New market opportunities, more requirements in testing regulations, new technologies and other factors are leading to a much larger cannabis testing market in the next five years.

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Leaders in Cannabis Testing – Part 1: A Q&A with Milan Patel, CEO and Co-Founder of PathogenDx

In this series, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of laboratories and technology providers leading the cannabis testing space. In Part 1, Green sits down with Milan Patel, CEO and co-founder of PathogenDx, to learn more about their technology and business model.

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The Importance of Understanding Cannabis Testing Results

It can be challenging to translate highly technical test results into consumer-friendly language but being able to do so will enable businesses to build a stronger relationship with customers. Rely on your trusted lab partners to help design and deliver easy to understand, consumer friendly certificates of analysis.

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Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Webinar on Pesticide Testing

On August 25, cannabis labs and those interested in learning more about cannabis lab testing should take advantage of this complimentary event.

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Ask the Experts: Microbiological Contamination in Cannabis & What You Should Look for

Anna Klavins and Jessa Youngblood of Hardy Diagnostics discuss the biggest challenges facing cannabis testing labs when it comes to microbiology testing.

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