LAS VEGAS, July 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Digipath, Inc. (OTCQB: DIGP), a service-oriented independent testing laboratory, data analytics and media firm focused on the developing cannabis and hemp markets, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded five Emerald Badges™ for excellence in cannabis testing by Emerald Scientific, which has established a nationwide program for inter-laboratory comparison and proficiency testing (ILC/PT) specifically for the cannabis and hemp industries.
Based on the scoring methodology approved by the Emerald Test Advisory Panel, Digipath has been issued a badge for the following proficiency tests, adding to 16 badges previously awarded to Digipath:
- Five part Potency in Hemp Bud
- Five part Potency in Gummy
- Microbial Panel 1 in Hemp
- Microbial Panel 4 – Aspergillus Molds in Hemp
- Quantitative Pesticides in Hemp
An Emerald Badge™ is awarded to labs that perform within a specific tolerance in each proficiency test category, with criteria established by the ISO accredited PT manufacturer with input from the Emerald Test Advisory Panel. Labs that receive a Badge are recognized for their capabilities in comparison to their peers within a given series. In addition, the Emerald Badge affirms a lab's ability to meet regulatory requirements for licensure, and Emerald Test ILC/PT participation satisfies ISO/IEC 17043 accreditation requirements for external proficiency testing.
"I am incredibly proud of our scientific team to yet again achieve recognition for their efforts from one of the most prestigious participants in the industry," stated Todd Denkin, CEO, Digipath. "As we embark on our expansion model, important third-party recognition of our commitment to excellence is important and validates our methodology."
About Digipath, Inc. (OTCQB: DIGP)
Digipath, Inc., supports the cannabis industry's best practices for reliable testing, data acquisition, cannabis education and training, and brings unbiased cannabis news coverage to the cannabis industry. Digipath Labs provides pharmaceutical-grade analysis and testing to the cannabis industry to ensure producers, consumers and patients know exactly what is in the cannabis they ingest and to help maximize the quality of its client's products through analysis, research, development, and standardization.
About Emerald Scientific
Emerald Scientific is the only reagent and equipment distribution company that exclusively serves the cannabis and hemp industries. Emerald Scientific provides quality reagents, supplies, and equipment to testing and extraction labs through agreements with leading scientific product manufacturers, and has developed its own kits and supplies to help improve efficiency and productivity in the testing labs.
Encouraged by feedback from industry stakeholders and academics, Emerald Scientific developed the Emerald Test™, the first nationwide program for inter-laboratory comparison and proficiency testing (ILC/PT) specifically for the cannabis and hemp industries.
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