Kanata Earth and Saskatchewan Research Council Collaborate to Provide Testing Services to the Canadian Cannabis Industry

Published: April 26, 2019

Kanata Earth Genetics Inc. and the Saskatchewan Research Council announced they are collaborating to provide cannabis testing services to Canadian licensed producers. SRC’s extensive analytical testing portfolio coupled with Kanata Earth’s genomic services will provide licensed cannabis producers with a complete solution for their testing needs.

SRC is a Treasury Board Crown Corporation in the Province of Saskatchewan and shares many of the same values with Kanata Earth in quality, safety, and confidentiality. SRC’s Environmental Analytical Laboratories are accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. for numerous testing procedures and have over 60 years of analytical experience, and 10 years of experience working with cannabis.

Based in Saskatoon, Kanata Earth Genetics Inc. is a research company led by some of Canada’s most senior plant biologists and cannabis experts. Kanata Earth is excited to bring SRC’s expertise and experience in testing to licensed producers to raise the bar across the industry. President, Shane O’Farrell stated, “We’re delighted to help bring SRC to the wider cannabis industry. Their infrastructure and professionalism is the best we’ve seen, we look forward to setting the new standard.”

SRC’s Vice-President Environment, Joe Muldoon stated, “As the cannabis industry has grown, we’ve seen clients’ needs change and we have incorporated the latest methods and technologies to meet demand. We are excited to work with Kanata Earth to leverage our strengths to provide licensed producers with truly unique solutions.”

Testing services will be available to the Canadian cannabis industry this quarter, with genomic services becoming available shortly thereafter.