Guidelines for Validation of Microbiological Methods for Cannabis

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Webinar Date/Time: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 2pm EDT

Learn about the latest work completed by the AOAC CASP Microbial Contaminants working group, including key technical guidance.

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Event Overview:

The AOAC Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) Microbial Contaminants Working Group serves to develop standards for methodology and testing in the cannabis space. The working group additionally provides a platform for stakeholders to collaborate and discuss relevant topics and challenges. Presented by the Chair of the CASP Microbial Contaminants Working Group, Julia Bramante, this webcast will present the working group developed guidelines for validation of microbiological methods for cannabis, including:

  • The need and applicability for validation guidelines
  • Concepts and technical background of the validation guidelines
  • How these guidelines are utilized within AOAC programs
  • How these guidelines provide value to the scientific community as a whole

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Validation guidance for microbiological contaminant testing in cannabis
  • AOAC scientific community and program initiatives
  • Technical guidance and best practices


Julia Bramante
Cannabis Reference
Laboratory Manager

Julia Bramante serves as the Cannabis Reference Laboratory Manager at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, in which the lab’s primary focus is conducting in depth method development and validation studies. Additionally, Julia is a board member of the AOAC Official Methods Board, Chair of the AOAC CASP Microbial Contaminants Working Group, Chair of the AOAC CASP Microbial Contaminants Expert Review Panel, serves on the AOAC CASP Cannabinoids and Chemical Contaminants Expert Review Panels, and is an active member of the Colorado Marijauna Science and Policy Working Group. She also serves as Chair of the Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision of the Division of Chemical Health and Safety of the American Chemical Society.

Time and Date:

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 2pm EDT


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