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Is your Cannabis Testing Method Truly Validated?

An expert's guide to a well‑designed
microbial test method.

Is Your Cannabis Testing Method Truly Validated?

An expert’s guide to a well‑designed microbial test method

October 1, 2019, 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT

Patrick M. Bird, Technical Consultant at PMB BioTek Consulting LLC
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The lack of standardized industry testing conventions has posed several challenges for cannabis labs, an important one being how to choose the right method for your lab? We get down to brass tacks of what to look for in a microbial test method that is ‛truly validated’.

In this webinar, participants will gain valuable insight into:

  1. Globally recognized standards.
  2. Validation guidelines for PCR method manufacturers.
  3. How to design a PCR validation study for cannabis — no shortcuts!
  4. Setting the standard for the highest level of consumer safety.

Speaker Bio

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Patrick M. Bird has been an active member of the food safety community for the last 15 years. He is a member of the AOAC Research Institute team as a technical consultant, where he works on the development of validation outlines for method developers. Pat has authored and/or co-authored over 40 peer reviewed publications and was part of the validation team that has won 3 awards for AOAC Multi-Laboratory Study of the Year, most recently in 2018.

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