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ISO 20387:2018 Enabling Biobanks Maintain High-Quality, Fit-for-Purpose Samples

Presenter: Martha Hernández, Scientist at CloudLIMS

Venue: A2LA Tech Forum 2022

Abstract: ISO 20387 accreditation enables biobanks to standardize their operations and demonstrate their competency in providing high-quality samples for research and development…

Regulatory Challenges in Biobanking: Informatics Makes it Easy

Presenter: Shonali Paul, COO at CloudLIMS

Venue: IBS 2022 Virtual Symposium

Abstract: Modern research, including clinical and translational research, requires smart biorepositories to meet the increasing need for high-quality samples. However, modern biobanks may pose a risk to patient privacy as they manage a large number of patient samples. Therefore, biobanks need to follow a certain set of laws and guidelines to ensure that they are legally and ethically competent…

Harnessing Cloud Technology for Biobanking Informatics

Presenter: Shonali Paul, COO at CloudLIMS

Venue: TMC Biobanking Workshop 2017

Abstract: Biobanks are key resources that contribute towards efficiencies in clinical research and facilitate development of new therapies, diagnostic tests, and personalized therapies…

Cloud-Based Tools for Efficient and Low Cost Biobanking

Presenter: Shonali Paul, COO at CloudLIMS

Venue: ISBER 2016

Abstract: Data management requirements for biobanks, traditional LIMS challenges and how cloud based SaaS solution addresses these..

A zero upfront cost Sample Management Solution for Low Cost, Ethically and Regulatory Compliant Biobanking

Presenter: Elena Salvaterra, Biobank Expert & member of ISBER Science and Policy Committee

Venue: ESBB 2015

Abstract: Insights on biobank challenges, financial constraints, ethical and regulatory compliances, and overcoming these through cloud based software…

Setting Up a Cannabis Extraction Lab? 7 Key Factors to Consider

Presenter: Martha Hernández, Scientist at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: 2022 Cannabis Science Conference East

Abstract: The cannabis extraction industry is estimated to be worth over $10k million in 2022. As more states move to legalize cannabis, the industry is expected to be worth even more. Despite the initial high start-up costs, cannabis extraction can be a highly profitable business…

How to Comply With the USDA’s New Hemp Testing Rules With Ease

Presenter: Martha Hernández, Scientist at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: The 2022 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Hybrid Annual Meeting & Exposition

Abstract: The USDA in January 2021 published the Final Rule that defines important federal guidelines for hemp testing, effective March 22, 2021. The new federal rules provide guidelines on sampling, test methods, measurement of uncertainty, disposal of hot hemp, and reporting of test results. The total THC threshold was maintained at 0.3% in the USDA’s final rule. However, the cultivators have been given some leeway in the “negligent violation” threshold that has been increased from 0.5% to 1% THC…

How to Automate QA/QC Workflows in Cannabis Testing

Presenter: Martha Hernández, Scientist at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: 2022 Cannabis Science Conference West

Abstract: Cannabis testing laboratories are required to test cannabis products based on parameters such as impurities, potency, microorganisms, and pesticide residues to ensure product quality and consumer safety. Cannabis extraction laboratories have started establishing in-house testing facilities to minimize the chances of compliance testing failures, saving time, cost, and resources…

Be Lab Ready - USDA’s Hemp Testing Rules Have Changed

Presenter: Martha Hernández, Scientist at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: 2022 Cannabis Science Conference West

Abstract: In January 2021, the USDA published the Final Rule that outlines important federal guidelines for hemp testing. While the maximum threshold for THC has remained at 0.3% on a dry weight basis, cultivators have been given some leeway in the “negligent violation” threshold. This has been increased from 0.5% to 1%. In addition, hemp testing laboratories must be registered with the DEA by December 31st, 2022…

USDA’s Hemp Testing Rules Have Changed: Accelerate Your Lab’s Preparedness

Presenter: Arun Apte, CEO at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: Cannabis Labs Virtual Conference 2021

Abstract: In January 2021, the USDA published the Final Rule that outlines important federal guidelines for hemp testing. While the maximum threshold for THC has remained at 0.3% on a dry weight basis, cultivators have been given some leeway in the “negligent violation” threshold. This has been increased from 0.5% to 1%. In addition, hemp testing laboratories must be registered with the DEA by December 31st, 2022. They must also adhere to quality standards…

Setting Up a Cannabis Testing Lab? - Achieve ISO 17025 Accreditation Using a LIMS

Presenter: Arun Apte, CEO at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: 2021 Cannabis Science Conference East

Abstract: Testing of cannabis-based products is important to ensure that they are free from harmful contaminants and are safe for consumption. With no federal oversight in the United States, many states are mandating ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation to standardize the practices of cannabis testing laboratories. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation enables cannabis testing laboratories to demonstrate their competency in generating valid results…

LIMS in the Cloud: Key to Achieve Quality Assurance & Operational Efficiency in Cannabis Testing Laboratories

Presenter: Arun Apte, CEO at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: Pittcon Conference & Expo 2021, A Virtual Event

Abstract: With the legalization of cannabis in several states, cannabis use is becoming more and more acceptable across the country, and the number of cannabis testing facilities is growing. To keep pace with high volumes of test requests, cannabis testing facilities need to develop effective data management plans to achieve efficiency, stay competitive, and meet regulatory compliance…

Worried About QA/QC in an In-house Cannabis Extraction Testing Lab? Automate Processes Using LIMS

Presenter: Arun Apte, CEO at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: Cannabis Sciences 2020, A Virtual Event Hosted by LabRoots

Abstract: The legalization of cannabis has brought several challenges for cannabis extractors. In-house testing enables cannabis businesses to make reproducible products that can substantiate label claims and test products before compliance testing required by a state…

Preparing for an ISO 17025 Audit: What to Expect from a LIMS?

Presenter: Arun Apte, CEO at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: 2020 Food Labs/Cannabis Labs Conference, Virtual Events

Abstract: ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is an international accreditation used to standardize the practices of testing laboratories…

Get Your Lab in the Fast Lane, Powered with a LIMS Engine!

Presenter: Ankita Acharya, Product Expert at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: 2020 Food Labs/Cannabis Labs Conference, Virtual Events

Abstract: A LIMS plays a crucial role in managing samples, tests, and test results, automating data transfer through instrument integration…

IEC/ISO 17025 Accreditation: Preparing for Your Cannabis Testing Laboratory Audit Using a Cloud-based LIMS

Presenter: Arun Apte, CEO at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo 2019

Abstract: A brief insights into how a cannabis testing laboratory can prepare itself for an audit…

Achieve Quality Assurance in Cannabis Testing Laboratories Using a LIMS

Presenter: Ankita Acharya, Product Expert at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: 2020 Food Labs/Cannabis Labs Conference, Virtual Events

Abstract: A LIMS plays a crucial role in managing samples, tests, and test results, automating data transfer through instrument integration…

Addressing Regulatory Considerations of Cannabis Testing Laboratories Cost Effectively Using a Cloud-based LIMS

Presenter: Arun Apte, CEO at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: Southeastern 2019 Hemp & Medical Cannabis Convention

Abstract: Deploying a cloud-based LIMS in a cannabis testing lab supports their effort to follow the local and state regulations and compliance without needing an IT infrastructure or spending a huge sum of money…

Role of LIMS in Implementing Regulatory Compliance in Cannabis Testing

Presenter: Stephen Goldman, Laboratory Director at PhytaTechSM

Venue: Terpenes and Testing World Conference 2018

Abstract: Regulatory requirements for cannabis testing laboratories and role of LIMS in following the regulatory requirements…

Setting up a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Clinical Diagnostic Testing Lab? LIMS for Automation and Data Management

Presenter: Shonali Paul, COO at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: LabRoots’ Coronavirus Virtual Event Series 2020

Abstract: With over 6.7 million cases and over 213 countries and territories affected worldwide, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has challenged the world in several ways…

Digitization: The Key to Survive a Remote Food Safety Audit

Presenter: Martha Hernández, Scientist at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: A2LA Tech Forum 2022

Abstract: Remote food safety audits enable auditors to remotely monitor operations of food testing facilities to ensure compliance with regulatory and quality standards…

Is Your Food Testing Lab Prepping for an ISO/IEC 17025 Audit?

Author: Arun Apte

Journal: Food Safety Tech, October 20, 2020

Abstract: With the increasing globalization of the food industry, ensuring that products reaching consumers are safe has never been more important. Local, state and federal regulatory agencies are increasing their emphasis on the need for food and beverage laboratories to be accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 compliance. This complicated process can be simplified and streamlined through the adoption of LIMS, making accreditation an achievable goal for all food and beverage laboratories.

Preparing for an ISO 17025 Audit: What to Expect from a LIMS?

Presenter: Arun Apte, CEO at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: 2020 Food Labs/Cannabis Labs Conference, Virtual Events

Abstract: ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is an international accreditation used to standardize the practices of testing laboratories…

Get your Lab in the Fast Lane, Powered with a LIMS Engine!

Presenter: Ankita Acharya, Product Expert at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: 2020 Food Labs/Cannabis Labs Conference, Virtual Events

Abstract: A LIMS plays a crucial role in managing samples, tests, and test results, automating data transfer through instrument integration…

Achieving ISO 17025 Compliance Using LIMS

Presenter: Arun Apte, CEO at CloudLIMS.com

Venue: NEMC 2018

Abstract: Role of LIMS to achieve ISO 17025:2017 standards and regulatory requirements for environmental testing laboratories…

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