Spectra Analytical Lab was founded on June 4th,2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii to help provide precise analytical testing to Hawaii‘s newly emerging medical cannabis industry.
As an ISO/IEC 17025-2017 accredited lab, Spectra Analytical Lab acts as a third-party interface between the Hawaii department of Health (HDOH) and medical cannabis dispensaries to ensure cannabis flowers and cannabis products meet the required specifications set by the HDOH. Medical cannabis and cannabis product testing is a necessary process used to keep medical cannabis patients safe.
We are committed to public safety and ensure full laboratory compliance and testing guidelines to build a safer cannabis industry in Hawaii.
Your experience at Spectra Analytical starts with a dedicated team of scientists to help with all your needs.
At Spectra Analytical, we are committed to quality testing and customer service.
Mr. Covington has extensive experience in laboratory management, analytical instrumentation, ISO compliance, and regulatory compliance. Mr. Covington has been working in the cannabis industry for over 5 years, including cannabinoid profiling, cannabis chemistry, and cannabis product R&D. Mr. Covington has 20+ years of experience in project management in the fields of commercial construction, engineering, solid and hazardous waste cleanup, wetland reclamation, and hydraulic restoration.
As a trained virologist, Dr. Lazaga's dissertation was titled "Investigation of archetype human polyomavirus JCPyV cellular tropism and genomic alterations in JCPyV pathogenesis”. He also completed his Master of Science degree in Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering from UHM. His hobbies include tennis and eating. He also ran the Honolulu marathon 5 times.
Prior to joining Spectra Analytical in September 2017, Shalin worked as an Analytical Chemist in the pharmaceutical and food testing industry for three years. He is enjoying the greener side, enjoys playing DOTA2, and spending time with his two dogs, Loki and Gummy.
Prior to working with Spectra Analytical in 2019, she worked for a year and a half with an In-Vivo Contract Research Organization performing medical device testing near Boston. Outside of work, she enjoys baking sweet treats, going horseback riding, and spending time at the beach with friends.