Analytical 360 in the News
- 06/25/2015 – KIMA-TV CBS Action News Yakima – “Marijuana Testing Technology Develops”
- 06/02/2015 – International Business Times – “Marijuana Legalization 2015: Should America Regulate Pot Just Like Alcohol?”
- 04/16/2015 – Virgin Islands Daily News – “High Tea And The Science Of Pot”
- 04/09/2015 – The Stranger – “Do You Know What’s on Your Weed?”
- 02/01/2015 – Yakima Herald – “Testing is key part of marijuana industry”
- 01/26/2015 – Yakima Herald – “Yakima’s pot-testing lab takes its work seriously”
- 01/22/2015 – Leafly.com – “Cannabis Tourism: The Kush Tour Experience”
- 10/02/2014 – PBS In Close – “The Science of Getting Stoned”
- 08/21/2014 – KIMA-TV CBS Action News Yakima – “Edibles making their way into pot stores; strict rules to protect kids”
- 08/08/2014 – KIMA-TV CBS Action News Yakima – “Supply problems persist for Yakima County pot stores one month in”
- 08/08/2014 – Bloomberg BusinessWeek – “Marijuana’s Buzzkill DNA: Biotech Researcher Finds Medical Pot Laced With Feces”
- 07/29/2014 – KIMA-TV CBS Action News Yakima – “Most marijuana tested in Yakima passes safety standards”
- 07/01/2014 – KOMO 4 News – “VIDEO: Shortages, high prices predicted in state’s retail pot market”
- 07/01/2014 – Q13 FOX Seattle – “VIDEO: Weed woes: Will retailers have enough legal pot when shops open next week?”
- 06/30/2014 – KNDO-TV NBC Yakima – “VIDEO: Product May Be Few and Far Between At Soon to Open Retail Marijuana Stores”
- 06/28/2014 – Associated Press – “Pot Shortages Could Be Dire at Washington’s Stores”
- 06/08/2014 – Yakima Herald – “Former Yakima hops lab will now test pot”
- 06/05/2014 – Yakima Herald – “Marijuana business finds way into Valley”
- 06/04/2014 – Popular Science – “Why Marijuana Needs Chemical Quality Control Testing”
- 06/04/2014 – KIMA-TV CBS Action News Yakima – “First lab to test recreational marijuana opening in Yakima”
- 06/04/2014 – The Pacific Northwest Inlander – “POT LABS, The next hurdle: finding labs to test all that pot”
- 06/03/2014 – The Seattle Times – “Medical-marijuana patients don’t always know what they’re getting”
- 06/03/2014 – KNDO-TV NBC Yakima – “First Marijuana Testing Laboratory Opens in Yakima”
- 05/30/2014 – Yakima Herald – “Pot testing lab set to open in June in Yakima”
- 05/30/2014 – Associated Press – “Yakima lab will be first to test marijuana in Washington state”
- 05/29/2014 – The News Tribune – “Lab gets state OK to test marijuana”
- 05/27/2014 – CWU’s The Observer – “State set to track legal marijuana sales for user safety”
- 05/08/2014 – The Adam Dunn Show – “PODCAST: Cannabis Science & Cannabis Testing Lab Battle Royale”
- 04/22/2014 – The Huffington Post – “VIDEO: Ever Wonder How They Test Marijuana For Safety?”
- 03/14/2014 – U.S. News & World Report – “The Economy of Pot”
- 01/26/2014 – The Seattle Times – “Pot grower’s ‘Beast Mode’ strain packs punch”
- 12/18/2013 – KIRO TV News – “State developing standards for lab testing pot”
- 12/16/2013 – BBC News – “VIDEO: Seattle marks first legal cannabis anniversary”
- 12/13/2013 – Philly.com – “Budding cottage industry: Labs testing legalized marijuana”
- 12/11/2013 – PBS News Hour – “New labs risk DEA raids to test medical marijuana for safety”
- 12/9/2013 – Chemical & Engineering News – “Chemists Analyze Cannabis For Safety And Potency”
- 12/5/2013 – KIRO Radio – “Small Seattle lab could win big when recreational pot goes on sale”
- 11/13/2013 – Seattle Weekly – “Meet Washington’s New Pot Entrepreneurs”
- 10/16/2013 – TVW – “Inside A Marijuana Testing Lab: Interview with Analytical 360″
- 10/15/2013 – The Capitol Record – “Marijuana Testing Labs Await State Standards”
- 09/30/2013 – NPR – “Labs Worry As Marijuana Testing Standards Lag”
- 07/18/2013 – Associated Press – “Should states test marijuana for potency, purity and safety?”
- 05/17/2013 – The Seattle Times – “Pot rules taking shape; public gets a taste of what’s ahead”
- 04/26/2013 – NBC News – “Moldy marijuana? Legal markets spark push for health, safety standards”
- 04/24/2013 – The Stranger – “The State Says This Pot Isn’t Technically ‘Marijuana’”
- 04/24/2013 – Associated Press – “Officials: Legal marijuana law jeopardizes all pot prosecutions”
- 04/18/2013 – Associated Press – “VIDEO: For Wash. government bean-counter, a pot education”
- 04/18/2013 – Associated Press – “For Wash. government bean-counter, a pot education”
- 04/08/2013 – NPR – “For regulators, legalizing pot all about ‘getting into the weeds’”
- 03/06/2013 – Northwest Leaf – “Cannabis Testing”
- 02/20/2013 – Seattle Met Magazine – “Wait, How High Am I?”
- 02/08/2013 – KOMO 4 News – “No protection for medical marijuana users under new law”
Who We Are
Analytical 360′s dynamic team of biochemists, laboratory technicians, and friendly, courteous staff are dedicated to ensuring that patients using therapeutic cannabinoids have access to important information about the potency and safety of their medicine.
Using advanced equipment and well established published techniques, we provide dry-weight quantification, potency testing, cannibinoid profiling, foreign material detection and microbial bioburden screening. Analytical 360 safety-certifies medical cannabis for the protection, education and empowerment of patients.
We employ High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) technology to determine the original composition of cannabinoids present by direct analysis of plant and edible samples. This technique uniquely determines all of the medicinal components contained within the products and provides a cannibinoid profile in order to more accurately evaluate potency, institute material quality assurance and to identify plant phenotype.
Dr. Lara Taubner, (Chief Scientist) has over 20 years’ experience in academic and government laboratory environments, and has extensive experience with Organic Synthesis, TLS, HPLC, Mass Spectrometry, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. She is also proficient in the cloning, production, isolation, and high resolution characterization of bio-molecules. Dr. Taubner has been extensively published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been awarded the National Institute of Health Director’s Award for her work relating to Mad Cow Disease and research investigating the molecular interactions leading to amyloid diseases; which include Parkinson’s, CJD, Alzheimer’s and Diabetes. Lara finished a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Health, where she was part of a team that developed an assay to detect minute amounts of infectious materials that cause Mad Cow disease. Dr. Taubner holds a BS in Chemistry, an advanced PhD in Biophysics, and has received various awards and honors.
Randall Oliver, (Chief Scientist) holds a degree in Science and has over 20 years’ experience in the isolation and characterization of molecules, as well as extensive experience using filtration chromatography, light scattering, fluorescence, UV Spectroscopy, Mass Spectroscopy, and Crystallography. Randall has spent the majority of his career in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, including Zymogenetics and GlaxoSmithKline, where he designed and implemented processes to analyze and produce biopharmaceuticals. Most recently he was part of a team that developed methods to manufacture and quantify adjuvants for next generation malaria and cancer vaccines. Randall is also an author in several peer reviewed journals.
Brenton Dawber, (Chief Executive Officer) holds a degree in business and has an extensive background in production and project management. Before relocating to the United States, Brenton managed family owned advertising businesses in South Africa. Prior to assembling the Analytical 360 team, Brenton served as a manager at a networking technician firm.
Edward Stremlow, (Chief Operating Officer) holds a degree in accounting and has an extensive history in facility and operations management. He served as General Manager at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, and the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, UT, and managed a sales and development team of North American Zoos and Aquariums. He is also experienced as a financial advisor, senior loan officer, and previously managed 2 appraisal firms prior to the formation of Analytical 360.
John Brown, (Chief Technology Officer) has 20 years’ experience as an IT professional, working with high profile companies in dot-com, telecommunications, financial, and security industries. He brings to Analytical 360 his vast expertise in data analysis, database development, software development, web development, system administration, network engineering, security, and scalability.
Analytical 360 Team
Caitlin Reece, Senior Lab Manager – Seattle; B.S., Environmental Chemistry, Evergreen State
Maxwell Rutter, Senior Lab Manager – Yakima; B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Illinois
Nicole Spink, Lab Technician; B.A. & B.S., Analytical Chemistry, Evergreen State
Emery Hammond, Lab Technician; B.S., Chemistry, University of Washington
Vito Luppino, Lab Technician; Veteran Hops / Agricultural Sciences Lab Technologist
Jeffrey Clemens, Senior Engineer; GMI Engineering and MGMT Inst. – Kettering University
Kit Morris, Director of Creative Technology Solutions; Enterprise Data Technologist
Carlin DaRonche, Senior Information Analyst; Information Technology Specialist
Michael Zabrek, Account Manager; B.A., University of South Florida
Nathaniel Lennon, Account Manager; B.A., Evergreen State
Dave Niebuhr, Account Manager/Field Tech
Erik Ramos, Account Manager/Field Tech
Raven Dullea, Account Manager
Patients using therapeutic cannabinoids in the Pacific Northwest deserve assurance that the herbal medicines recommended to them by doctors meet the same standard for effective, safe and reliable treatment as traditional pharmaceuticals.
By providing information on dosage, strain verification, and safety, Analytical 360™ strives to safeguard the health and wellbeing of these patients.
Equipment, Processes & Validation of Methods
Analytical 360 is a state-of-the-art Cannabis Analysis Laboratory equipped with cutting edge, High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) technology. This machinery enables our team of biochemists to measure the potency of samples with far superior precision and efficiency than gas chromatography.
We use HPLC methodology in line with laboratory standards and practices within the wider national and international medical cannabis community and acknowledge the obvious advantages that HPLC technology holds over gas chromatography for accurate cannabinoid profiling. We employ established practices in conjunction with tightly controlled scientific procedures to produce test results that are precise, can be replicated and are independently verifiable.
Our tests procedures are designed by biochemists and involve methodology developed through decades of research and experimentation in isolating and characterizing molecules from natural source materials.