Director of Research and Development, Northern Vine Labs
Dr. Thomson is the Director of Research and Development at Northern Vine Labs, a leading cannabis testing facility based in Langley, BC. She has spent her career developing “greener” chemical processes and working with natural and organic products. She received her BSc (Honours) from the University of Victoria, and her PhD from the University of British Columbia, both in the field of Chemistry. Following graduation, Dr. Thomson gained a passion for natural health products while working as the Quality Assurance Manager for a leading Canadian natural health product contract manufacturer. There she undertook the complete review, update, and creation of policies, standard operating procedures, and general quality assurance practices to ensure compliance in the highly regulated industry.
In early 2017, Dr. Thomson joined Northern Vine Labs where she set up the 3rd partytesting facility, developing and validating methods to meet all of the requirements for cannabis quality control. She continues to manage the lab and its many moving parts, while simultaneously directing the R&D program where she works to develop new methods, improve existing ones, and enhance the scientific understanding of the properties of cannabis to better serve the cannabis industry.
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