Trackloop Signs LOI With Sigma Analytical to Develop Tracking Platform for Cannabis Testing

Published: April 29, 2019

Trackloop Signs LOI With Sigma Analytical to Develop Tracking Platform for Cannabis Testing

Trackloop Analytics Corp., in collaboration with Sigma Analytical Services Inc, announced an LOI to jointly develop and demonstrate the first fully integrated hardware/software track & trace platform for Cannabis bioanalytical chemistry testing. This collaborative initiative is the first pilot-scale effort in Canada for testing Trackloop’s traceability module in a lab environment for the Cannabis industry. The project builds on Trackloop’s existing platform which supports full functionalities for tracking and traceability of goods and enterprises along the supply-chain, from seed to sale.

The platform is rapidly becoming a reliable source for end-to-end monitoring of urban delivery operations for temperature sensitive products, including Cannabis. Built on Trackloop’s recent integration with METRC and their extended network of Cannabis processors and distributors in California, this joint development will generate customized traceability and documentation modules for the Cannabis industry. This initiative will set the requirements for tracking and traceability for other Cannabis testing labs to follow.

The Cannabis industry is currently demanding a system to address the complexities of testing for cannabinoid & terpene potency, which includes trace microbial & chemical contaminants, such as pesticides, heavy metals and residual solvents. This system will assist in establishing standards maintaining traceability and staying ahead of increasing regulatory requirements. Traceability of inventory for mandatory testing limits, quality assurance & control, is the critical challenge involved in bringing products through the testing and reporting cycle to compliance under the Canadian Cannabis Act.

“Quality testing is an important step in the process for both producers and consumers of cannabis. Sigma are leaders in cannabis science and we are excited to be working with them to develop what will be, the standard for the transparent tracking of cannabis throughout the testing process,” said Trackloop CTO, Zayn Kalyan.

Sigma has several existing strategic partnerships with major analytical instrument providers and testing labs in California and Oregon, USA. Sigma is also expanding internationally and is about to start more cannabis labs in other countries When completed, this project has extensive channels to roll out from the pilot-scale to full adaptation by major players in the Cannabis as well as a wider analytical testing industry.