February 8, 2021

Not currently scheduled.

This is a one-day review of the technical validation requirements and processes of the Performance Tested Methods℠ and Official Methods of AnalysisSM programs.  The course will include breakout sessions covering the technical requirements for microbiology methods and for chemistry methods, plus new modules specific for validation of cannabis methods.  

Course Contents

  1. Overview of the Performance Tested Methods℠ and Official Methods of Analysis programs  
    • Application & consulting processes
    • Report format
    • Certification
    • Renewals
    • Modifications
  2. Technical requirements and instructions for inclusivity/exclusivity (microbiology), calibration/selectivity (chemistry), matrix studies, robustness, and product consistency and stability for test kit evaluations
  3. Harmonization (micro) with AFNOR, MicroVal, NMKL, and between PTM and OMA
  4. Modules for: 
    • Method developers
    • Independent laboratories
    • Expert reviewers 

Target Attendees: 

  • Method developers
  • Independent laboratories
  • Candidates for AOAC Expert Reviewers

Learning Outcomes: 

Method developers: 

  • Better understanding of AOAC processes
  • Improved study designs meeting AOAC and AOACRI requirements
  • More concise data collection
  • Quicker reviews and therefore faster PTM and OMA approvals 

Independent laboratories:

  • Part of qualification as a PTM Independent Laboratory 
  • Improved chances for selection as independent laboratories
  • Better understanding of technical requirements and processes for performing studies
  • More concise data collection

Candidates for AOAC Expert Reviewers:

  • Better understanding of AOAC processes
  • Better understanding of current practices and acceptance criteria
  • Improved chances for selection as an Expert Reviewer