EVIO Inc., (OTCQB: EVIO), a leading provider of cannabis testing and scientific research for the regulated cannabis industry in North America, announced today that its Massachusetts laboratory has attained ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation from American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). ISO 17025 accreditation is mandatory in Massachusetts for all independent testing laboratories.
ISO/IEC 17025 is the highest recognized quality standard in the world for calibration and testing laboratories. For an organization to be accredited in ISO/IEC 17025, its laboratory is assessed to determine they can consistently produce precise and accurate tests for cannabinoids, pesticides, and contaminants, and have implemented a rigorous quality management system. This also requires personnel to be deemed competent to perform all testing on the scope of accreditation.
"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."
EVIO Labs Massachusetts is one of only a handful of operating and accredited cannabis testing laboratories in the state and provides testing for the state's medical marijuana market. With the pending roll-out of recreational marijuana, the industry is continuing to ramp up in Massachusetts and EVIO is positioning itself with this milestone to meet the demand of what's to come for state-mandated testing.
About EVIO Inc.
EVIO Inc. is a leading provider of cannabis testing and scientific research for the regulated cannabis industry. The Company's EVIO Labs division operates coast-to-coast providing state-mandated ancillary services to ensure the safety and quality of the nation's cannabis supply. The Company's EVIO Biosciences Division is dedicated to the scientific, medical, and psychosocial exploration of clinical cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system.
For more information, visit www.eviolabs.com.
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.