November 21, 2019
CloudLIMS hosted a complimentary webinar titled “Preparing for an ISO 17025 Audit: What to Expect from a LIMS?”. A large number of attendees, including laboratory managers, owners, and quality managers of cannabis testing laboratories, participated in the live webinar. The webinar was presented by Mr. Arun Apte, CEO, CloudLIMS.com. We received several questions for audits and compliance. It was a wonderful experience interacting with the participants and answering their questions.
ISO 17025 accreditation is crucial for cannabis testing laboratories to demonstrate their competency and assure the quality of test results. The webinar focused on the technical and management system requirements of ISO 17025 standard, the scope of the standard, and the new additions in the latest version of ISO 17025, such as risk-based thinking. The webinar also emphasized the significance of achieving ISO 17025 accreditation, such as lower cost of operation, enhanced lab credibility, and reduced risks and liabilities. Furthermore, the webinar also showcased the role of a LIMS in helping cannabis testing laboratories meet the various requirements of ISO 17025:2017, such as managing documents, managing training and competency of personnel, generating personalized CoA per state regulations, etc. The webinar also highlighted the importance of instrument integration in ensuring data accuracy and integrity, besides reducing turnaround times.
The webinar is now available on-demand. If you missed the chance to attend the webinar, you can watch the recording. If you would like to discuss some of the data management and regulatory challenges of your cannabis testing facility, you can sign up to talk to our experts.
Also, download the presentation of the talk titled "Achieve Quality Assurance in Cannabis Testing Laboratories using a LIMS". Mr. Arun Apte delivered the talk at the 2019 Cannabis Science Conference West.
Live Webinar: Preparing for an ISO 17025 Audit: What to expect from a LIMS?
October 29, 2019
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, CloudLIMS.com.
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.
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.
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.