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Prepare for Cannabis Quality Assurance Careers by Exploring Cannabis Extraction at the Cannabis 360 Conference

Cannabis extraction plays a key role in the cannabis industry, contributing to the development of various popular cannabis products—including traditional concentrates like shatter and wax as well as other products like vaporizer cartridges and cannabis oil. Here, quality assurance is essential, ensuring that manufacturing efforts are compliant.  Those interested in pursuing careers in this field can attend the AAPS Cannabis 360 Conference on September 9, where a panel discussion on cannabis extraction, contamination concerns, and remediation methods will take place in the afternoon. Bringing together over ten top companies and over 15 industry experts, the Cannabis 360 Conference offers you.. READ MORE »

How CRISPR is Changing Biotechnology: An Overview for Students in Regulatory Affairs

Many industries are at the cusp of change as technology continues to grow, introducing new tools that can significantly impact people’s health. Similarly, biotechnology is becoming a larger part of the pharmaceutical industry, thus impacting regulatory requirements.  Individuals keen on developing a stronger understanding of these requirements can explore the field of regulatory affairs—studying a wide range of regulations and standards, including regulatory legislation and practices, that shape the development and quality of pharmaceutical goods. This includes biologics and biotechnology products, like CRISPR, which have the power to change the future of the pharmaceutical industry.  Read on to discover how.. READ MORE »

How COVID is Changing the Landscape for Regulatory Affairs Program Graduates

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unforeseen changes to global drug development and its regulatory processes. As the effects of the pandemic continue to linger around the world, the need to understand the virus and develop treatments at a rapid pace has provided new learning opportunities for the pharmaceutical industry. Companies have glimpsed ways they can improve upon traditional methods to offer a competitive service, while complying with industry regulations. The need for global platforms, decentralized trials, efficient technology, and adaptable regulations are among some of the top concerns being addressed by the industry since the arrival of.. READ MORE »

Pursuing Cannabis Careers? Learn about Quality in Cannabis Edibles at the Cannabis 360 Conference

As the cannabis industry in Canada continues to grow, users are seeking new and alternative methods of consumption. Edibles are at the forefront of this trend, offering numerous forms through which consumers can reap the effects of cannabis. Working with food, however, brings a host of new challenges and requirements. Food safety protocols must now be applied to a growing area of the cannabis industry. In compliance, cannabis producers are looking for systemic approaches to ensuring food safety during the manufacturing of edible cannabis products.  The Cannabis 360 Conference, hosted by AAPS, is an exciting opportunity to delve into the.. READ MORE »

Earning an HPLC Certification? Here’s an Overview of Technological Transfer Protocols

A technology transfer is a common occurrence in the pharmaceutical industry. It happens when a company wants to switch their operations from an existing manufacturing site to a new manufacturing facility. In that event, the manufacturing process and analytical methods must also be transferred between units, for the sake of consistency.  Technology transfer between units is an essential process of the pharmaceutical industry when a new drug moves from the pilot batch to a large-scale commercial batch. These protocols are needed to promote successful progress between manufacturing stages: from drug discovery to product development to clinical trials to commercialization. For.. READ MORE »

Dissolution Testing Challenges, and How Pharmaceutical Quality Control Students Can Overcome Them

Dissolution testing is a process that helps determine a drug’s effectiveness as well as how much of the drug can enter systemic circulation before reaching its destination. This kind of testing, also known as drug release testing, is critical for ensuring quality control and the drug’s proper development, particularly with solid oral dosage forms. However, this procedure isn’t without its challenges, especially when the data from these tests is used in order to receive approval for commercialization. Although dissolution testing is typically done via standardized processes, there are several obstacles that can arise along the way, potentially delaying those processes… READ MORE »

How Noncompliance Affects Cannabis Users, Explained for Students Wanting Cannabis Careers

Compliance is a major part of legalizing the cannabis industry, particularly since compliance regulations and guidelines manage any risks posed to public health and safety. Health Canada takes various steps to maintain its mission, promoting and monitoring compliance while also enforcing actions whenever necessary.  Those interested in the cannabis industry should take the time to review the Cannabis Act, which outlines the regulations around compliance for cannabis distributors. Noncompliance negatively affects cannabis producers and retailers—but it also strongly impacts cannabis users and customers. Here’s a closer look at the negative consequences of noncompliance for students interested in joining the cannabis.. READ MORE »

How Probiotics Are Regulated by Those with Careers in Regulatory Affairs

If a company slaps a label on a tub of yogurt or bottle of pills claiming the product to be a “safe and effective probiotic with proven health benefits,” the Canadian consumer has faith that the information is true thanks to regulatory oversight. People working in regulatory affairs are tasked with ensuring all kinds of products—from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals, natural health products, and foods—meet legislative requirements, which includes substantiating claims on safety and efficacy. Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be found in foods and natural health products, offering potential health benefits to those who consume them. To understand more.. READ MORE »

What Those With Cannabis Training Should Know About the Cannabis Flowering Stage

The flowering stage of cannabis production is critical for getting the best out of your harvest. Following the germination and vegetative stages of its lifecycle, the flowering stage is the point when the plant begins to produce flowers, also referred to as the buds. For indoor growers this happens when you switch your lights to a 12/12 light cycle, providing 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness to the plant. During this stage, which lasts anywhere from 7-9 weeks for most strains, the cannabis plant becomes very sensitive to problems, which can affect quality and yields if left.. READ MORE »

Interested in Food Quality Training? Here’s a Brief History of Processed Food

Processed food has a wide-reaching definition. The USDA defines a food as processed if it has undergone any changes to its natural state. This can include foods that have been washed, cut, heated, pasteurized, cooked, canned, frozen, dehydrated, and more.  Nearly all food is processed in some way. As humans, we have been processing food nearly since the inception of our species. As a professional in food quality control, it’s important to know what food processing means, its implications, and its history. Here’s a brief overview of the history of food processing.  Early History of Processed Foods  Humans have been.. READ MORE »

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