Food Science Webinars


Cannabis Testing

Safeguarding Cannabis Quality

Aspergillus testing trends and mitigation strategies : An opportunity to engage with a public health research lab expert specializing in microbial contaminant method development.

In this webinar, participants will gain valuable insight into:

  • The evolution of microbial testing for cannabis products
  • Current trends, risks, challenges, and regulations associated with Aspergillus contamination and testing
  • Guidance on Aspergillus preventative controls and remediation strategies
  • Emerging microbial contaminants in cannabis
  • Non-viable target DNA in cannabis flower: real-world examples and mitigation methods
  • Screening and speciation with iQ-Check real-time PCR kits and iQ-Design assays
Cannabis Testing

Validated & Automated Cannabis Workflows

Optimizing Microbial Testing with iQ‑Check Prep & Real‑Time PCR

In this webinar, participants will gain valuable insight into:

  • Significance of AOAC approved test methods in the cannabis industry
  • CFX96 Touch Deep Well Real-Time PCR System: Microbial testing and beyond
  • iQ-Check Prep: Automation during a global pandemic
  • iQ-Check Prep in action
Patrick M. Bird, Technical Consultant

Is Your Cannabis Testing Method Truly Validated?

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:

  • Globally recognized standards
  • Validation guidelines for PCR method manufacturers
  • How to design a PCR validation study for cannabis — no shortcuts!
  • Setting the standard for the highest level of consumer safety
Emily Savage, Laboratory Manager and Charisse MacDula, Microbiology Section Lab Manager

Microbial Safety and Testing of Cannabis

Learn why microbial testing matters and what methods are used by leading cannabis labs.

This webinar will discuss:

  • Cannabis: Current scenario and challenges
  • Cannabis microbiology 101
  • How microbial testing is performed
  • Importance of validated methods
  • Learnings from a cannabis testing lab
  • iQ-Check Real-Time PCR: What, how, and why?
  • Method validation: Definition and significance
Wang Weijia, Field Marketing Specialist

A Rapid Method for Microbial Testing of Cannabis Products – (Asian market)

In this webinar, participants will gain valuable insight into:

  • The history of cannabis and legality of cannabis in Asia
  • Cannabis micriobiology and challenges encountered by cannabis laboratories
  • Introduction to iQ-Check Real-Time PCR solution

Water Testing

Dr. Michael Berg, PhD, Regional Director, and Kyle Wright, Sales Specialist

Legionella Risk Management Webinar

Legionella detection using iQ‑Check qPCR

Join Legionella expert, EMLab P&K’s Dr. Michael Berg, for an educational webinar on the epidemiology of Legionella and the significance of integrating real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) technology as a part of your water risk management program.

In this webinar, participants will gain valuable insight into:

  • Legionella and its impact
  • CDC review
  • Detection: culture versus molecular methods
  • Importance of validated methods
  • Regulations and guidelines
  • Suggested alert and action limits
  • iQ-Check RT-PCR: What, how, and why?
  • Bacterial viability differentiation