PHARMLABS™ is comprised of the highest level of chemical and biological scientist in the industry.
The Founder Greg Magdoff is a cannabis industry expert who has had his hands in the dirt from the very beginning, allowing him to truly understand the cannabis industry from seed to sale. Greg has an extensive background in business marketing and a vast experience with chemical science; specifically chromatography. Greg, who graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing; worked for over a decade in one of the largest sales and marketing brokers in the United States representing major clients such as GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson and Johnson, Del Monte Foods, Delta/Moen, Quaker and Gatorade.
Greg opened the first PharmLabs LLC in 2011 and has continued to launch additional ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited cannabis chemical and biological analytical testing laboratories in Hawaii and California over the past few years.
Greg was instrumental in the software development and testing of PharmWare, a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), used throughout cannabis analytic laboratories across the country.
Greg helped create the first laboratory robotics/automation system designed specifically for cannabis laboratory sample preparation known as the CannaDeck. The CannaDeck System is an automation platform including a robotic sample processing system designed to automate sample prep for cannabis analysis of potency, pesticides, heavy metals, terpenes and residual solvents.In addition, the system performs microbiology assays, working with petri dishes as well as 3M PetriFilm Plates via a patent-pending SBS-compliant ProcessorModule. The CannaDeck system also automates ELISA assays, providing a comprehensive automation solution for cannabis testing labs.
Greg also has been very active in helping local municipalities, political groups and government bodies develop clear and concise policies and regulations for the cannabis industry. Greg has devoted a lot of his time to speaking at city council meetings, city planning hearings and community events to ensure a safe and successful cannabis industry.
Vice President of Scientific Operations
Dr. Clarence Gillett recently joined the company in 2019 and oversee all scientific applications and works to keep us on the cutting edge of innovations. As Science Development Director, for two of the leading innovative companies, Metabolon and Biocrates, Dr. Gillett lead efforts to apply mass spectrometry science in the emerging field of metabolomics in animals, and plant studies, and in the advancement of personalized medicine, throughout North America.
He has since been successful in the industry assisting startups meet compliance requirements.
Dr. Gillett holds a PhD in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental, Biology and Genetics from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; completed his postdoctoral work at the University of California San Francisco; spent his marine biology undergraduate years, with an interest in algae, while enjoying the dives from the California and Hawaii coastlines. He served six years as a Field Medic in the US Army National Guard. When not on the tennis courts, he relishes in the uncertainties of traveling to new countries and engaging with the locals.
Andrea Kuipers joined PharmLabs as Laboratory Manager in 2019. After graduating from California State University Fullerton with a BSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and doing two thesis' on climate change biochemistry, Andrea Kuipers worked for USC and Amgen before landing at the California Institute of Technology. She worked there for nearly three years as a Research Scientist and Lab Manager for the Beckman Institute before deciding to leave academia to pursue a career in cannabis science. As a young adult, Andrea used cannabis to help eradicate and recover from a debilitating fight with Lyme's Disease and feels she owes her life to the medicinal plant. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys playing with her two smoosh-faced dogs, oil painting, video gaming, and stand up comedy.
Johnson Ha graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2016 with a degree in Environmental Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He previously worked in an Environmental laboratory and is experienced in EPA lab testing methods and is familiar with ISO17025 lab regulations. He worked on method development and validation of various tests on instruments such as GCMS, LCMS, HPLC, and ICP-MS. With his knowledge in laboratory protocols , he has advanced to the cannabis industry and focused on seed to sale compliance testing and regulations meeting expectations. He is currently learning and growing to advance his career in the cannabis field and is working towards to become an expert on the Gas and Liquid Chromatography instruments. He is passionate in helping others learn and train. On his spare time, he loves to play tennis and badminton, play board games, and travel to new places.