Wilmington, Delaware – May 3, 2023, CloudLIMS, a leading provider of lab informatics, today published a free, open-access eBook titled “Cannabis Testing Labs Achieve ISO 17025 Accreditation: A LIMS Guide to Success”. Dr. Shaun R. Opie, Managing Partner at E4 Bioscience and Scientific Advisory Board member at CloudLIMS.com, is the author of this eBook.
ISO 17025 is a globally recognized standard based on which the competence of testing and calibration labs is evaluated. It provides a framework for labs to demonstrate their technical proficiency and capacity to deliver precise and dependable outcomes. In the context of cannabis testing, adhering to ISO 17025 is especially relevant since it offers a standardized approach to lab operations and quality management. Accreditation to this standard ensures that cannabis testing labs follow consistent and rigorous procedures, have suitably trained personnel, use validated methods, and have appropriate quality control systems in place. By complying with ISO 17025 criteria, cannabis testing labs can prove to regulators, consumers, and industry stakeholders that their results are trustworthy, reliable, and precise.
This eBook provides in-depth guidance on achieving ISO 17025 accreditation for cannabis testing labs. It explores how ISO 17025 affects cannabis testing labs and outlines the requirements and advantages of conforming to the standard.
What is included in the eBook:
- Differences between ISO 17025 and ISO 9001
- Updates from ISO 17025:2005 to ISO 17025:2017
- The advantages cannabis testing labs gain by conforming to ISO 17025
- A comprehensive list of the pertinent sections of ISO 17025 and the corresponding requirements in the ASTM E1578-18 Standard Guide for Laboratory Informatics, accompanied by an explanation of how meeting these requirements influences the lab’s adherence to ISO/IEC 17025
- Guidance on selecting a cannabis lab testing software or LIMS to enhance adherence to ISO 17025 standard in a cannabis testing lab
“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Shaun R. Opie for his invaluable contribution in authoring this eBook on ISO 17025, a widely accepted standard. The resource provides valuable insights into the requirements and advantages of complying with ISO 17025, as well as guidance on selecting the right cannabis lab testing software to meet these standards,” said Arun Apte, CEO at CloudLIMS. “We hope this eBook will assist cannabis testing labs demonstrate their commitment to quality and reliability. Anyone can download this online book for free.”
CloudLIMS.com offers a SaaS LIMS Software with zero upfront cost. CloudLIMS is purpose-built for cannabis and hemp testing and extraction labs. CloudLIMS offers complimentary services such as instrument integration, custom CoA templates, technical support & training, automatic product upgrades and hosting, integration with seed-to-sale software, and automatic data backups. CloudLIMS helps testing labs manage data, automate workflows, and follow regulatory compliance, including ISO/IEC 17025:2017, GMP, GLP, 21 CFR Part 11, audit trail, and local regulatory guidelines. CloudLIMS.com is a SOC 2 compliant and ISO 9001:2015 certified informatics company. For more information, please visit: www.cloudlims.com.
Mrinal Kanti Chatterjee
Dr. Shaun R. Opie