The multi-state cannabis company EVIO labs Massachusetts branch, DBA Viridis Analytics, has received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation from the independent, non-profit accreditation company A2LA–American Association of Laboratory Accreditation. It is the first cannabis testing laboratory in the state to receive ISO/IEC accreditation.
With few testing standards in the cannabis industry, it is important to use a lab that has achieved a certain level of professional and scientific standards that only proper accreditation can demonstrate. It requires a level of expertise and standards that are not easy to achieve and shows the business is operating at a high level of competence. EVIO labs operates in multiple U.S. states and Canada and is publicly traded on the OTC market under EVIO.
Press release from A2LA:
A2LA Accredits EVIO Labs Massachusetts to ISO/IEC 17025
August 1, 2018, Frederick, MD – A2LA is pleased to announce the accreditation of EVIO Labs Massachusetts DBA Viridis Analytics to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for cannabis testing. EVIO Labs Massachusetts is based in Southborough, MA, and is the first cannabis testing laboratory accredited by A2LA in the state.
“We are very proud of all of the teams’ hard work that resulted in this advanced accreditation,” said James Kocis, Lab Director of EVIO Labs Massachusetts. “With the state-mandated laboratory regulations, EVIO upholds the high standards of testing and plays a pivotal role in ensuring consumer safety and confidence in the states burgeoning marijuana market.”
“A2LA is excited to expand our cannabis accreditation program into yet another state, promoting the value of independent third-party accreditation to support quality products in the industry,” noted A2LA General Manager, Adam Gouker. “Having the opportunity to work with a prominent name in the industry such as EVIO Labs and assess their exceptional Massachusetts laboratory has been an additional bonus.”
Achieving ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation by A2LA is the pinnacle in third-party laboratory accreditation, as it confirms that laboratories have management, quality, and technical systems in place to ensure accurate and reliable analyses, as well as proper administrative processes to ensure that all aspects related to the sample, the analysis, and the reporting are standardized, measured, and monitored.
A2LA is a non-profit, non-governmental, third-party accreditation body, offering internationally-recognized accreditation services and training to testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers and product certifiers.
About EVIO Labs
EVIO Labs is the leading national provider of accredited cannabis testing, providing high quality analytical and consulting services for agricultural and biomedical industries in North America. EVIO Labs is dedicated to providing clients with superior customer service, reliable results, and world class expertise