May 6, 2021- Frederick, MD – A2LA is pleased to announce the accreditation of Analabs, Inc. to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for cannabis testing. Analabs, located in Crab Orchard, West Virginia, is the first cannabis testing laboratory to be accredited in the state.
A2LA has granted ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation to Americans for Safe Access (ASA), marking A2LA’s first-ever certificate of accreditation issued to a product certification body in the cannabis industry. ASA is an organization focused on ensuring safe, legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. To that end, ASA has developed the “Patient Focused Certification” scheme to identify reliable, high-quality medical cannabis, businesses, products, and services.
Effective March 1st, 2021 the Oregon Health Authority has completed “Phase 3 Rulemaking” of the Toxic-Free Kids Act, a law requiring manufacturers of children’s products sold on Oregon to report and ultimately remove certain high priority chemicals of concern for children’s health (HPCCCH). This law is intended to reduce children’s exposure to chemicals of concern and improve scientific understanding of how children may be exposed to such chemicals.
A2LA is pleased to announce the accreditation of Cannalytics, LLC to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for cannabis testing. Cannalytics, based in San Juan, Puerto, was accredited by A2LA in December 2020 and is the first cannabis testing laboratory accredited in Puerto Rico. Cannalytics is led by professionals with extensive laboratory experience in related fields, giving them the skills required to excel in cannabis testing. Owner and Director Jorge H. Diaz, MT (ASCP) and his team pursued accreditation with A2LA to establish themselves as quality leaders in the fast-expanding cannabis industry and to support a safe and consistent medical cannabis supply in Puerto Rico.
A2LA members have elected and approved two new individuals to A2LA’s Board of Directors for terms beginning January 1, 2021. Mike Carter, CEO of Western Energy Support and Technology (WEST), is an accomplished executive with over 29 years of experience in flow measurement and calibration. William Troy, a retired three-star Lieutenant General in the U.S. Army, is former CEO of the American Society for Quality, where he led a $40 million budget for the global, 68,000-member non-profit organization. The Board of Directors has also appointed Robin Stombler, President of Auburn Health Strategies, as its new Vice Chair.
A2LA has been granted ASCA (Accreditation Scheme for Conformity Assessment) Recognition by the FDA, making it among the first accreditation bodies accepted as a participant in the ASCA Pilot program. The ASCA Pilot is a cooperative program that relies on participation from accreditation bodies, testing laboratories, medical device manufacturers and FDA staff. Accreditation bodies like A2LA that meet the FDA’s requirements for this new program are granted ASCA Recognition, enabling them to assess testing laboratories seeking ASCA accreditation to perform premarket testing for medical device companies.
A2LA is pleased to announce the accreditation of ECC Test Lab to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for cannabis testing. East Coast Cannalytics (dba ECC Test Lab), based in Blacksburg, VA, is the first cannabis testing laboratory accredited to the standard in the state by A2LA.
On August 18th, 2020 A2LA granted ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation to MEMP Service Corporation (Molecular Environmental Monitoring Provider). MEMP Service Corp. sought accreditation to this standard as part of the development of their cutting-edge new mobile molecular environmental monitoring services. This mobile biosurveilance solution allows MEMP to deploy an on-site molecular testing laboratory to any location and provide test results in four hours or less for a wide variety of microbial pathogens and other molecular targets.
A2LA is pleased to announce the accreditation of Trichome Analytical to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for cannabis testing. Trichome, based in Mount Laurel, NJ, is the first cannabis testing laboratory accredited to the standard in the state.
ALS, global provider of laboratory testing services, has recently expanded their scope of accreditation to include their newest food laboratory under the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) satellite program. This new ALS laboratory is a greenfield startup laboratory in Houston, Texas that sought accreditation by A2LA for testing.