What's News at Nucro-Technics

Job Postings Have Been Updated

by Constantine on September 18, 2014

Nucro-Technics is always looking for good people to join its team.

We are actively looking for  Quality Assurance Associate.

If there is interest in this position, please visit our Employment Opportunities page where more details have been posted.



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New Canadian Medical Marihuana Regulations

by David Milstein on May 27, 2014

Recently, Health Canada revised its regulations regarding the Production, Acquisition and Use of Marihuana for Medicinal Purposes.  Under these new guidelines, marihuana will be treated, as much as possible, like any other narcotic used for medicinal purposes.  For patients, the benefits of this new system are access to quality-controlled marihuana, produced under secure and sanitary conditions, as well as more choices of marihuana strains and commercial suppliers.

For producers wishing to become licenced, however, compliance to the new regulations must be demonstrated.  This includes quality-control standards, record-keeping of all activities as well as inventories of Marihuana, and physical security measures.

For quality control, Health Canada has specified a range of tests that need to be performed on the Marihuana produced.  These tests are required to determine chemical and microbial purity.  Chemistry tests not only ensure that the harvested Marihuana is effective by quantifying the levels of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the samples, but also ensure that pesticides, aflatoxins (toxins produced by fungi) and heavy metals, such as lead and mercury, are not present.  Microbial testing is required to ensure that harmful bacteria, such as Salmonella and E. coli have not contaminated the Marihuana.

Nucro-Technics is capable of performing all of the chemical and microbial tests required for qualifying Marihuana from licensed producers.  In addition, we can assist with regulatory affairs and compliance issues, such as developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), performing site audits and applying for Licensing.

For more information on any of the required medicinal marihuana tests and regulatory compliance support that Nucro-Technics offers, please Contact Us.

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The importance of support services in pre-clinical toxicology research

May 27, 2014

Prior to any clinical trial testing of new therapeutic compounds on human subjects, safety and metabolic data from animal models may be collected in a series of pre-clinical trials.  Once these studies are completed, the new drug is ready for application to receive Investigational New Drug (IND) status, which allows for clinical testing to commence.  […]

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Discover Nucro-Technics at ToxExpo 2014

February 28, 2014

Come visit us at booth #839 at the 2014 Society of Toxicology (SOT) ToxExpo Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona to discover one of the biotech industry’s most capable and experienced contract research service providers.

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2013 Establishment Licence for Nucro-Technics

October 21, 2013

Nucro-Technics has been issued their Establishment Licence for 2013.

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ISO 10993: Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices

June 10, 2013

The ISO 10993 series of requirements is a set of standards used for evaluating the biocompatibility of a medical device prior to a clinical study. Read this introductory post to find out more about what is involved and how Nucro-Technics can help.

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Standards Council of Canada GLP Re-Accreditation Audit Complete

April 3, 2013

Nucro-Technics has completed its GLP Re-Accreditation Audit with the Standards Council of Canada and maintained its compliant rating..

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A Primer on USP 232 and USP 233 Elemental Impurities via ICP-MS

January 29, 2013

Nucro-Technics is ready to do your Heavy Metal and Elemental Impurities testing via an ICP/MS as per USP General Chapters 232 and 233. Read this introductory post about this exciting new technology.

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2013 ISO 9001:2008 Certificate Posted

January 15, 2013

Nucro-Technics 2013 ISO 9001:2008 Certificate of Registration is now available for download as a PDF on our Accreditations page.

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The Importance of Choosing a Qualified Contract Laboratory

December 4, 2012

In light of an announcement by Health Canada revoking a Mississauga-based laboratory’s licence, Nucro-Technics goes into how to choose an appropriate contract laboratory for your testing needs.

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