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Local company certified to supply equipment for medicinal cannabis tests

By on February 20, 2017

With aims to oversee the quality of production of medicinal cannabis in Puerto Rico, the local Health Department certified local company Chemical & Chromatography Supplies (CCSI) to supply materials to certified laboratories to perform cannabis tests.

Among the materials that the company will provide are chemicals and glassware. CCSI Vice President Agustín Ramírez stated in written statements that his company, with more than 15 years of experience in the lab industry, will offer services to the island’s only certified lab, Novacann Labs, although they anticipate to increase that number soon.

“In compliance with applicable regulation in the island, we are an indispensable resource for labs that offer services, both the agricultural sector, as well as product manufacturing that have cannabis as an active ingredient,” explained Ramírez.

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Apart from the farming process, it is necessary to evaluate several aspects of the product to ensure its quality, such as the level of potency and percentage of THC –chemical responsible for a sizable portion of marijuana’s psychological effects– and detecting minerals that could affect its use.

The company, specialized in establishing standards to measure quality levels and impurities of medicinal products, completed the requirements established by the Health Department (HD) in four months.

In addition to the recent certification granted by the HD, CCSI is certified by the Drug Control Administration, as a minority company by the Puerto Rico Minority Supplier Development Council (PRMSDC), and as a Women’s Business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

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