Live Webinar: Preparing for an ISO 17025 Audit: What to expect from a LIMS?


CloudLIMS is pleased to announce a complimentary webinar titled “Preparing for an ISO 17025 Audit: What to expect from a LIMS?” on November 19, 2019, at 12 PM EST (5 PM GMT). The webinar will be presented by Mr. Arun Apte, CEO,

Speaker Biography

Arun Apte is a serial entrepreneur and laboratory research scientist specializing in bioinformatics. He founded CloudLIMS in 2014 bringing the benefits of a SaaS product to the laboratory market. This has enabled hundreds of small labs including biorepositories, clinical research and diagnostic labs, and food/beverage/cannabis testing labs to gain the efficiency of a LIMS previously only affordable to large laboratories.

Prior to founding CloudLIMS, he founded PREMIER Biosoft forging strategic partnerships with Thermo, Agilent, SCIEX and other mass spectrometry instrument companies. Arun Apte holds a B.A. in molecular and cell biology and biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley. He has published extensively on bioinformatics.

Webinar Overview

The legalization of cannabis in the United States and some other parts of the world for medical and recreational purposes has led to an emphasis on cannabis testing. Cannabis testing laboratories perform several analytical tests to ensure that cannabis-based products are of high-quality, are free from pathogens, pesticides, and other contaminants, and are safe for human consumption. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation is becoming increasingly significant for cannabis testing laboratories to demonstrate their technical competency and to overcome national or international trade barriers. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 compliance not only helps in governing the operations of cannabis testing laboratories but also in assuring the quality and reliability of the test data generated by laboratories.

The webinar helps cannabis testing laboratories understand the technical and management requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 compliance and the importance of achieving the accreditation. Furthermore, the webinar delineates the role of a Cannabis LIMS in preparing new startups or established cannabis testing laboratories for ISO/IEC 17025 audits and in ensuring data integrity.

Key Takeaways

  • An overview of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard
  • New requirements in the latest version of ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  • How cannabis testing laboratories can achieve ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation
  • The role of LIMS in preparing cannabis testing laboratories for audits

Who should attend?

Recommended attendees include laboratory managers, owners, and quality managers of cannabis testing laboratories.


Register for this complimentary webinar to learn more about ISO/IEC 17025:2017 compliance and get answers to your questions. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions to join the webinar. If you have any questions or need technical assistance in joining the webinar, please contact us.

If you have any suggestions for other webinar topics, you can drop your suggestions in the comment box below. If you are unable to attend the webinar, you can share information on this webinar with your friends and colleagues using social media icons, just above the comment box.

Also, download the talk presentation titled “Achieve Quality Assurance in Cannabis Testing Laboratories using a LIMS”. We presented the talk at the 2019 Cannabis Science Conference West, Portland, USA.