The Cannabis Authenticity and Purity Standard (CAPS) is owned and operated by Purity-IQ, headquartered in Research Park, Guelph, Canada.
Founded on cutting edge genetic and metabolomic biotechnologies, the company is committed to innovative scientific research leading to commercially practical quality assurance tools, to support organizations, who are seeking to streamline safety and quality processes while also bringing authenticated products to their customers.
Brought Together by a Shared Vision
Purity-IQ is powered by Co-Founders with a strong professional network, deep rooted experience, and a shared vision for real world impact. The business designs standards and certification programs, underpinned by scientific method, to protect the food and beverage, pharma, cannabis, natural health product, pet food and cosmetics sectors.
The team has forged a mutual respect and clear vision for a changed world where authentic brands are easily recognized and rewarded with brand trust.
Our mission is to protect brands through science-based solutions and certifications, and our vision is that one day consumers will have full transparency, trust and confidence in all products they consume.
Our values guide us to:
- Drive trust and respect throughout all of our business engagements
- Ensure that everything we do is underpinned by scientific method
- Educate and serve all of our clients, employees and partners
The Executive Team
Meet Our People
NMR Spectroscopist and phyto chemist
Dr. Thiru Arunachalam
Thiru received a Ph.D in Biochemistry and Biophysics to research DNA structural polymorphism and corresponding theoretical implications and predications for life.
Dr. Arun Krishnamurthy
Arun has several years of experience in structural characterization of organic and inorganic systems using NMR spectroscopy and works on developing new extraction methods and analytical protocols for the metabolomics program.
Dr. Rustem Shaykhutdinov
Rustem brings over 30 years of experience in applying NMR spectroscopy to the structural studies of small molecules and protein systems, as well as metabolomics studies of different human and animal disease models.
Purity-IQ Inc. is a for-profit biotechnology company engaged in the research, development, training, consultation and commercialization of non-regulated validated scientific analytical testing and tools. Purity-IQ is also engaged in establishing standardized quality assurance applications, which may or may not be voluntarily implemented by those businesses throughout global supply chains, who also may seek third-party verifications and certifications. As a standards development and service provider organization, Purity-IQ does not in any way, shape or form engage, perform, trade, or act in the growing, extraction, regulated analytical testing, production or sale, of any cannabis, hashish or hemp related products or paraphernalia.