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Considering CCRP Training? Know These Basic Biostatistics Concepts

When we read health-related statistics such as 1 in 8 Canadian women are expected to develop breast cancer, or that men are typically diagnosed with heart disease around 10 years younger than women in Canada, we have biostatistics to thank for these important conclusions. Biostatistics involves analyzing and interpreting data drawn from health sciences in order to better understand public health concerns such as chronic disease, cancer, and AIDS, as well as critical concepts such as human development and the relationship between genetics and the environment. Biostatistics also plays a key role in many scientific fields, including:  biology clinical medicine.. READ MORE »

April 28, 2020

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HACCP for Cannabis Quality Assurance and Processing

In the late 1950s, a group of scientists and engineers who worked with food products developed what is known as hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP). Sixty years later, HACCP has become a well-established system used by producers and manufacturers to make sure food products are safe for consumers. Now HACCP also plays a major role in the cannabis industry. Since late 2019, the sale of edible cannabis products has been legal in Canada. In order for this part of the cannabis industry to provide safe, quality products to consumers, HACCP is necessary. Keep reading to learn more about.. READ MORE »

April 23, 2020

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A Look at Biotech and Why it Matters in Pharmaceutical Courses

Biotechnology has been a part of human life for centuries and also plays a major role in the pharmaceutical industry today. Typically referred to as biologics or biologic drugs, these products are developed, researched, and used by medical professionals all over the world. Similar to chemically developed drugs, biologics undergo strict regulation to make it to clinical trials and eventually to the market, or into medical facilities. Keep reading for more details about this important sector of the pharmaceutical industry. Biologics and Biotechnology Biotechnology companies exist in a range of industries, including food production, cleaning products, and the manufacture of.. READ MORE »

April 21, 2020

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A Day in the Life of a Cultivation Technician for Students in Cannabis Training

The process of cultivating cannabis for sale, medicinal purposes, or for processing into edibles is intricate and rewarding.Cannabis plants require particular conditions and careful monitoring so that cannabis businesses have optimal production and quality product. This is why the skills and knowledge of cultivation technicians is very valuable. If you are interested in plants and want to join the cannabis industry, becoming a cultivation technician is one option among many. There are courses on growing techniques in which you can learn all about plant life cycles, breeding and propagation, as well as harvesting, and other important topics. Keep reading to.. READ MORE »

April 16, 2020

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Get Your Food Handling Certificate and Learn Why Enzymes Are Important

Enzymes are something many people do not think about, but they are interacting and reacting in organisms all the time. They are produced naturally in animals and plants,and they play an important role in many biochemical processes that we rely on to get nutrients every day. What does this have to do with food handling? The history and development of how enzymes are used in the production and processing of food has been an important component of manufacturing in the food industry. For example, to create some household staples, such as cheese or bread, enzymes from other animals, plants, or.. READ MORE »

April 14, 2020

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The Importance of Inventory in Cannabis Retail Training

A quick look at the Ontario Cannabis Store’s site shows that it carries products from over 60 brands, including various strains, extracts, vaporizers, and other cannabis-related products. This display of inventory is an important component to any kind of retail shop If you are interested in opening a cannabis retail store in Ontario, you may be thinking about store design and layout, or the brands you are interested in carrying.With the right industry training, you canmake sure you are prepared to manage inventory.Why is this important? Achieving a good display and the right combination of products necessitates proper inventory management… READ MORE »

April 9, 2020

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An Intro to Post-marketing Surveillance for Clinical Research Program Students

If you are interested in becoming a clinical research professional, your role in the safety and marketing of pharmaceuticals or other product life cycles will be major. Whether you work in pharmacovigilance, with natural health products, cosmetics, or other related industries, understanding the phases of a product’s life cycle is key. As defined by Health Canada, the life cycle of a product includes several stages: Pre-clinical studies Clinical trials Submission of product information to regulatory agency Regulatory agency decision on whether to authorize sale of the product Public access to product Post-market surveillance, inspection, and investigation To learn more about.. READ MORE »

April 7, 2020

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A Guide to SOP Writing for Cannabis Quality Assurance

With the right preparation and training, you can pursue a career in the cannabis industry and find success. This new, growing industry is multifaceted and requires qualified individuals in many areas, from technical writing to lab analysis to branding, to name just a few. How can you get involved? If you are interested in the cannabis industry, learning more about the area of quality assurance is one way to take on a significant role. This area is important to the development, cultivation, and distribution of cannabis products. Keep reading to learn more about the fundamentals of quality assurance, starting with.. READ MORE »

April 2, 2020

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Interested in Food Quality Control? Learn All About Sensory Evaluation

There are many steps between the idea of a food product, and what is sold on grocery store shelves and in restaurants. Quality control professionals play a major role in this process to make sure food is good and safe, but many argue that the consumer is the ultimate decision maker as to whether a food product fails or succeeds. How do food developers make products that consumers will say yes to? One of the important steps in food development is sensory evaluations. Keep reading to find out more about this area of food quality control! Food Sensory Evaluation and.. READ MORE »

March 31, 2020

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Cannabis Quality Assurance Training and Where Plant Sanitation Comes In

The key to quality assurance, with respect to cannabis plant sanitation, is that it begins before plants even start growing. When planning a cannabis cultivation operation, there are regulations to follow and best practices that will ensure your plant sanitation is efficient and meets the necessary standards. After proper training and licensing, the choices you make in setting up your cannabis facilities can make all the difference. For example, it is advisable to choose flooring and wall materials that are non-porous and smooth, so that sanitation is efficient and easily managed. Keep reading to learn more about sanitation and why.. READ MORE »

March 26, 2020

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