Inconsistent and inaccurate lab results are rife in the hemp testing landscape.

At Botanacor, we’ve found a way to get you accurate lab data—every time. In this video, you’ll learn how our team, drawing from years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, has developed a robust validation method to give you data you can count on.

Bringing Pharma Compliance to Hemp Science

Inconsistent laboratory results have been an issue in the hemp industry since its inception. Whether you’re trying to determine the potency of your product or vetting a business partner, having test results that you can trust is extremely important to the success of your business.

We have identified the main causes behind the inconsistencies and built our entire laboratory on a framework that is required in the Pharmaceutical industry.

Botanacor’s validated laboratory system is the only hemp testing laboratory in the country built to stand up to FDA inspections and audits. Bar none. 

Testing with Botanacor Laboratories will give you the assurance that your products are being tested by professionals in a validated facility, using validated instrumentation, and validated methodologies.

Our system is the first and only truly compliant hemp testing laboratory meeting cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) and GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) requirements. We have a significant advantage when it comes to hemp testing and our customers are benefiting from our efforts.

ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited

Botanacor Laboratories is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited by the American Association of Lab Accreditation (A2LA). The scope of our accreditation covers the following methods:

  • Cannabinoid Potency Determination (HPLC-UV DAD)
  • Residual Solvent Determination (GC-HS-MSD)
  • Terpene Determination (GC-MSD)
  • Extended Cannabinoid Potency Determination (HPLC-UV
  • Expanded Panel Pesticide Contamination Determination in
    Flower and Plant Material (HPLC-QQQ)
  • Expanded Panel Pesticide Contamination Determination in
    Concentrates and Oil Based Products (HPLC-QQQ)
  • Heavy Metals Determination (ICP-MS)
  • Trace Delta-9-THC and THCA (HPLC-UV DAD)
  • Water Determination in Flower and Plant Material (Karl Fisher)
  • Bioburden Testing for Total Aerobic Plate Count by Petrifilm™
  • Bioburden Testing for Total Coliforms by Petrifilm™
  • Bioburden Testing for Escherichia coli by Petrifilm™
  • Bioburden Testing for Total Yeast and Mold by Petrifilm™
  • Bioburden Testing for STEC and Salmonella by PCR

Validation: The Key to Accurate Hemp Testing

In order for a laboratory to provide consistent and accurate results, every aspect of the testing process requires an intensive validation initiative.

The ultimate goal of validation is to reduce uncertainty. By removing or minimizing the amount of uncertainty in every step, it will lead to a higher probability of accuracy. If there is uncertainty at any point throughout the testing process, a lab will not have confidence that they will produce accurate data.

Validation is a significant part of the Botanacor framework and is a massive undertaking.

Before we accepted our first sample, we spent the first 9 months of operation executing a validation initiative second to none. Every process – every piece of equipment – every software package – every test has been validated to ensure data integrity. We believe that Validation is the key to accuracy in hemp testing.

Below are all the steps that we have taken to ensure the most accurate, consistent, and reliable results in the industry.

Facility Validation

Facility Validation is the foundation to generating accurate, reliable data. Several factors are involved when validating the laboratory.


Process Validation

Once the facility validation requirements have been met, processes within the facility can be validated.


Equipment Validation

Validated, or “qualified”, equipment forms another layer of confidence of generating accurate and reproducible results.


Method Validation

Use of a validated method instills confidence that the method will generate data of acceptable quality, reliability, and consistency.


System Suitability

System suitability establishes that the instrument used for testing is operating according to a given set of criteria at the time of use.


Quality Control

Quality Control tests are executed on equipment where system suitability has been established at the time of use.