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GCA

We are the top-ranked testing facility in the state of Missouri and strive to provide unparalleled, advanced, state-of-the-art, and state-compliant laboratory testing to deliver consistent, accurate results with a fast turnaround time. We provide rapid analysis and reporting of Cannabinoids (Potency), Terpenes, Moisture, Residual Solvents, Pesticides, Metals, Microbials, Mycotoxins, and more! Experience matters, and professionals at GCA Labs have decades of research, analytical, forensic, and clinical experience that will be used to serve your needs.

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Our Mission

At GCA Labs, we believe in delivering world-class laboratory testing services and providing excellent customer support. By participating in our R&D services, we can help you troubleshoot problems and improve your processes with our rapid testing services and experienced team of scientists.

Our Team

CEO

With years of experience in technology, security, manufacturing, and laboratory environments, he believes in providing unparalleled services and solutions to the healthcare industry and community. With perfection in his roots, he believes in a system that provides prompt delivery of fail-proof services. Employing the best team members and providing them with an atmosphere where they feel they own the business, he is able to achieve all his goals. He also firmly believes in serving his community and nation and supports various charity organizations with hopes of serving humanity worldwide.

Director Lab Operations

Our Director of Lab Operations is a certified medical technologist and a diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology. He is an expert with a vast knowledge of laboratory tests and laboratory management skills, including chain of custody, immunoassay, gas chromatography (headspace, FID, and NPD), GC-MS(MS), and LC-MS(MS)

Director Compliance

Our Director of Compliance is a techno-savvy, multilingual academic, scientist, and senior business executive with an entrepreneurial spirit. He has provided visionary leadership as a lecturer, director of administration, and Managing Director at an independent diagnostic testing facility in the healthcare sector. Previously, he led a team of 35 underwriters at the multinational financial services company Wells Fargo & Co. Prior to that, he provided data analytics and regulatory compliance on a loan portfolio of $880 billion as VP Credit & Portfolio Risk Management, VP Wall Street & VP Data Analytics within Citigroup. He is a crucial conversation specialist, a certified negotiator, and an Exercising Influence participant. He has completed over 100 courses in leadership, management, and personal development from Harvard Business School/Corporate Training over his tenure in corporate America.

Scientific Director

Dr. Kumar is the latest addition to GCA's high-octane analytical team. He brings half a decade of experience in the area of cannabis analytics to our team. As a Scientific Director, he spearheads the cannabis testing, method development, high throughput sample preparation in the areas of pesticides and residual solvents. He has demonstrated expertise in method development, validation, pharmacology, clinical research, and the ISO 17025 certification process. The challenges associated with setting up cannabis testing labs are not new to Dr. Kumar. He has worked in several cannabis testing startups and has helped propel the business to production mode. He has a Ph.D. in Life Sciences from one of the top-ranked universities in India, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has spent a decade working in drug discovery research, covering topics such as thyroid cancer, inflammatory diseases, muscular dystrophy, and the role of cannabinoids in the treatment of glaucoma. He has several high-impact publications to his credit. He works alongside the rest of the GCA team to bring new high throughput techniques to cannabis testing while ensuring compliance with state laws and regulations.

Director of Research & Development

Our Director of R&D strives to ensure we are constantly improving at GCA. He is a PhD-holding scientist and inventor with a strong background in analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis, and separations science. He provides technical leadership on method development and process optimization and assists with laboratory management. His technical expertise and innovative spirit have led to the development of modernized methodologies with improved analysis speeds and reliability at reduced costs.