bioMérieux Gets AOAC Approval for PCR Detection of STEC and Salmonella in Cannabis

According to a press release, bioMérieux has achieved the first ever AOAC International approval for PCR Multiplex Detection of STEC and Salmonella in cannabis flower for their GENE-UP® PRO STEC/Salmonella Assay.

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Ask the Experts: Aspergillus Across the Supply Chain

In this Q&A, we sit down with microbiology experts to discuss contamination throughout the cannabis lifecycle. From cultivation to the laboratory, they detail best practices for cannabis cultivation facilities and testing labs when it comes to identifying and remediating microbial contamination and specifically, Aspergillus.

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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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Kaycha Labs Joins NIST’s CannaQAP

The Florida-based cannabis testing laboratory announced their successful participation in NIST’s cannabis quality assurance program (CannaQAP) as part of their effort to promote industry standardization.

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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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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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Pesticide Remediation by CPC

In this article, Konczol explains the pesticide removal capability of CPC technology, exemplified by the isolation of CBD. He also highlights the importance of the issue of cannabis contaminants with a special focus on the risks and regulations associated with pesticide residues.

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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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SC Labs Develops Comprehensive Hemp Testing Panel

The California-based company has developed an ISO-accredited hemp testing panel that tests for a variety of contaminants, designed to cover requirements set by every state in the country.

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