2023 Cannabis Labs Virtual Conference: February Program
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When & Why You Should use Molecular-Based vs. Cultural-Based ID Methods
- Josh Smith, MS, President & CSO, Telic Labs; Acting Lab Director, ABKO Labs
When it comes to microbial diagnostics, there are many different methods to choose from. How do you know which ones to choose for each application? If you know how and why the different methods do what do it makes it much easier to look for and identify your target microbe of interest. Additionally learn why not all methods are created equal, and not all methods can be used for every test or target.
Hop Latent Viroid – The Pandemic of the Grow Room: Fact, Fiction & Management
- Dr. Tassa Saldi, Chief Science Officer, TUMI Genomics
In this talk Dr. Saldi will provide a laymen overview of viroid biology including how viroids differ from more familiar pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and fungus. Dr. Saldi will discuss the various HLVd testing options and what a cultivator should look for when choosing a testing lab. Finally, recommendations regarding sample collection, ideal HLVd testing schedules and how to mitigate losses from HLVd when it is found in a facility will be reviewed.
Cannabis Laboratory Accreditation – Challenges & Solutions
- Christopher Fox-Strauss, Accreditation Manager, ANAB
Most cannabis laboratories are familiar with accreditation as required by state regulations, but many labs still have questions about how to conform to the requirements. During this session we will focus on some of the recurring challenges and questions we are seeing in ISO 17025-accredited cannabis laboratories. We will also highlight some supplemental resources and programs to elevate laboratory performance and compliance.