October 21, 2019, Frederick, MD – A2LA is pleased to announce the accreditation of both North Coast Analytical Laboratories and North Coast Testing Laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for cannabis testing. Both of these laboratories are located in Streetsboro, Ohio and are A2LA’s first accredited cannabis testing laboratories in the state. North Coast Testing provides testing to service the medical marijuana industry and North Coast Analytical provides testing to service the hemp industry.
“We are extremely proud of the work of our entire team in rapidly developing and implementing a comprehensive quality management program that can give all participants in the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program confidence in the quality and safety of products tested in our laboratory,” said Carolyn Friedrich, Ph.D., Scientific Director at North Coast Testing.
“Our accreditation by A2LA is a testament to our ability to meet the most rigorous quality management standards in analytical testing of hemp products, and a vote of confidence in our team’s ability to perform at the highest levels,” said Nick Szabo, Laboratory Director at North Coast Analytical. “A2LA went above and beyond at every step, and we greatly appreciate their efforts.”
“We congratulate North Coast Analytical Laboratory and North Coast Testing Laboratory for being the first accredited cannabis testing laboratories in the state of Ohio”, said Chris Gunning, Accreditation Services General Manager at A2LA. Their commitment to excellence was evident in the facilities that they have constructed, the staff they have assembled, and the quality system they have implemented. This dedication to quality results will be an asset to customers in Ohio.”
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, sampling organizations, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers and product certifiers. For more information about A2LA, please visit www.A2LA.org.
About North Coast Testing Laboratories, LLC
North Coast Testing Laboratories, LLC is a full-service ISO 17025-accredited medical marijuana testing laboratory focused on providing precise analytical test results and guaranteed turnaround times. Made up of a team of industry-leading scientists possessing an in-depth knowledge of cannabis and cannabis infused products, North Coast Testing has combined cutting-edge technologies, principled laboratory practices and unparalleled customer service to bring the medical marijuana testing industry the most reliable analytical results possible.
About North Coast Analytical Laboratories, LLC
North Coast Analytical Laboratories, LLC is a full-service ISO 17025-accredited cannabis testing laboratory focused on providing precise analytical test results and guaranteed turnaround times. Made up of a team of industry-leading scientists possessing an in-depth knowledge of cannabis and cannabis infused products, North Coast Analytical has combined cutting-edge technologies, principled laboratory practices and unparalleled customer service to bring the hemp and CBD-products industry the most reliable analytical results possible.