Seamus Riordan-Short is our Analytical Scientist, and began working with Supra in 2014. In the summers of 2015 and 2016, Seamus was funded through NSERC, developing chiral analysis techniques for authentication of essential oils and optimizing CO2 and solventless edible oil extractions. In 2017, Seamus served as a teaching assistant for Advanced Analytical and Physical Chemistry courses at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. In 2018, Seamus worked as a chemist for Supra THC Services, a spin-off company created to focus on cannabis analysis in the then-upcoming legal cannabis sector. During this time, Seamus worked on processing techniques, developed pesticide and cannabinoid analyses, and assisted with securing ISO 17025 accreditation for the laboratory after relocation following its purchase by a major cannabis processing organization. In 2019, Seamus returned to Supra Research and Development, where he contributed to its re-accreditation under ISO 17025 in a new facility and developed and validated various analytical methods: terpenes and residual solvents in plant material, PCBs/PCDDs/PCDFs and PAHs in fish oils, and several client-requested one-off analyses.
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