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A&L Canada Laboratories announces strategic alliance with Nutrasource

A&L Canada and Guelph-based Nutrasource will support clients to further develop Cannabis 2.0 products for market readiness

LONDON, ONTARIO -- January 10, 2020 -- A&L Canada Laboratories Inc., and Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Services, both innovative leaders in scientific services, research and technologies, are pleased to announce they have entered into a strategic alliance agreement where A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. ("A&L") will engage Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Services Inc. ("Nutrasource"), a Canadian science and regulatory compliance contract research organization, in extended services for products containing cannabis and hemp derivatives.

For R&D testing and analysis, A&L Canada Laboratories, Canada's leading full-service cannabis and hemp analytics lab, has been working with companies on beverages, edibles and other products for the Canadian consumer market for the past two years.

A&L Canada has been providing end-to-end supply chain analytical services - from testing fertilizers, soil/media, plant tissue during the growing stages, disease diagnostics and the Health Canada testing for clients across Canada. A&L is integrating with Nutrasource to meet the additional needs of clients in the areas of non-gmo and allergen testing, sensory evaluation, vape hardware, and liquid fill testing nutrition, amongst others. Nutrasource has also established the International Cannabinoid Analysis Program for THC compliance and improving the safety profile of vape products. Nutrasource has extensive expertise and experience in regulatory affairs, clinical trials and claims substantiation globally in addition to product testing, and they work with clients to launch safe, effective high-quality products. This new relationship with Nutrasource will leverage their experience of 18 years in the market, having tested more than 20,000 plant- and marine-based product SKUs worldwide over that time.

"We are aiming to provide clients a more comprehensive service package to meet their product development needs," says Brian Coutts, A&L's Strategy and Business Development Manager, Food and Pharma. "When LPs ship the sample to us directly, we can complete the cannabis testing in-house then send the divided sample through to Nutrasource for food allergen and stability testing as required to name a couple. This will be efficient and will definitely save time and money for our clients."

Also, Nutrasource will engage A&L's cannabis and hemp analytical services - A&L Canada has a team of 120+ lab and service personnel who operate in over 30K sq. ft of laboratory facilities - as part of a larger portfolio of services offered to their clients.

"Clients tell us that our experience and expertise is what counts most," Brian Coutts confirms. "The LPs are after the right cannabinoids and terpenes for their products and their confidence in A&L starts with the plan to grow and moves through to finished product. A&L provides that grow-to-end product testing and analysis so improved product decisions can be made, whether it's flower or edible." Testing "Soil to Oil"

"A&L's expertise and capabilities are an excellent complement to Nutrasource's. This new agreement will provide greater service to both of our valued clients," said Greg Patterson, CEO, and founder of A&L Canada Laboratories. "Nutrasource has a proven track record working with wellness ingredients introduced into products for the consumer market in Botanicals, Omega-3s, Probiotics, Proteins, Multivitamins and now THCs and CBDs."

"A&L’s exemplar reputation and top-quality R&D team combined with complementary analytical services will serve our customers well and support our certification programs." William Rowe, President, and CEO of Nutrasource added, "We are excited to be working with A&L Canada Laboratories with their experience and strong market presence in not only the cannabis and hemp market but in all agricultural crops as well. This now represents a full strategic solution for our customers and the global health product marketplace."

A&L Canada Laboratories Cannabis and Hemp Analytical Services offer the most comprehensive analytical services in the shortest time. To find out more, contact Brian Coutts at bcoutts@alcanada.com.

About A&L

We are an innovative, research-driven technology company focused on sustainable development. Through leading expertise, modern laboratory facilities and strong customer focus, A&L serves a wide range of industries including Agriculture, Environmental, Food & Pharma -- globally.

In Agriculture, A&L provides comprehensive analytical services for soil, plant tissue, feed, fertilizer, and water. A&L’s services also include production recommendations, remote sensing, and precision agriculture capabilities. A&L Biologicals Inc. focuses on research and development of biological compounds for use in agricultural production systems. The A&L Environmental division provides organic and inorganic chemistry and general chemistry using state of the art technology and methodology. For Food & Pharma, A&L provides analytical services for plant tissue, water, media, and finished product. A&L’s services also include disease diagnostics, genetic analysis, production recommendations, and Plant Monitoring Program. The company operates three world-class analytical laboratories serving clients throughout Canada, the U.S., and Internationally.

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About Nutrasource

Headquartered in Guelph, Ontario, Nutrasource is positioned in the heart of Southwestern Ontario’s agricultural, nutrition, and biotechnology research hub. Nutrasource is a one-stop-shop for health product development and market entry services – from concept to claim. Through its vertically-integrated service platform, it offers full regulatory, clinical, and testing solutions for products ranging from dietary supplements to pharmaceuticals in Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

As a global CRO, Nutrasource has developed a suite of service offerings and capabilities designed specifically to help its clients realize their scientific and commercial objectives. Its combined regulatory and clinical approach is unmatched in the natural health industry, providing the client with added value and reduced risk during the product development and commercial launch journey.

Media Contacts:

A&L Canada Laboratories Inc.
Nevin McDougall
President and CCO
A&L Canada Laboratories Inc.
nmcdougall@alcanada.com
www.alcanada.com

Greg Patterson
CEO and Founder
A&L Canada Laboratories
patterson@alcanada.com
www.alcanada.com

Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Services Inc.
Chris Burkhart
SVP Sales and Marketing
Nutrasource
cburkhart@nutrasource.ca
www.nutrasource.ca

William J. Rowe, BA
President, CEO and Co-Founder
Nutrasource
wrowe@nutrasource.ca
www.nutrasource.ca