PHARMLABS™ WAS FOUNDED BY TWO LOCAL, SAN DIEGO, PROP 215 PATIENTS IN 2011. ONE OF THE FOUNDERS KC EARNED A DEGREE FROM ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY IN PHYSICS IN ADDITION TO A MASTER'S DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING WITH AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND IN CHROMATOGRAPHY.
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.
Nicole Hernandez graduated from the University of California Davis with a B.S in Biological Science with an emphasis in Biotechnology and applied Microbiology. She performed medical immunological microbial research during her collegiate years and her individual research project was on HIV Type I subjects with IBS (inflammatory bowel disease). After graduating college she worked for a clinical specialized laboratory that provided nationwide testing services focused on endocrinology, molecular genetics, clinical trials and molecular infectious diseases. She has over 10 years’ of laboratory experience in a wide range of diverse laboratory settings as a Laboratory Technician. Nicole began her scientific career in the field at a very young age in Ensenada, BC Mexico. She is passionate about the cannabis industry and believes it is a healthy alternative to traditional medicine, in addition it's various and beneficial industrial applications. Outside of the lab she enjoys cooking, playing soccer, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her Bengal mixed cat and her American Blue Nose Pit Bull Terrier.
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.