Patient Focused Certification Program Offered as Quality Control Tool for Industry

(Prague, 7th June 2017)

The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) annual conference, June 7-8th in Cologne, Germany is the largest meeting of experts on industrial hemp worldwide. International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI), a global leader in research and development of quality control standards for cannabis products, is honored to participate in this year’s conference, which will be addressing the topic of product safety regulations for hemp for human consumption.

“The new ICCI PFC Cannabis Cultivation Standards include requirements from institutions such as World Health Organization (WHO), European Medicines Agency (EMA), European Herbs Growers Association (EHGA), and the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA).” explained Hana Gabrielova, ICCI PFC manager. “The more than 300 participants from 40 countries at the EIHA Conference will be exchanging ideas and information for industry recommendations regarding the latest developments in EU hemp regulations.”

Patient Focused Certification (PFC) is already a well-known brand in the Europe hemp industry, working with institutions such as the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague (the first non-US PFC certified laboratory, an AOAC gold medal recipient, and ICCI strategic partner), and with dozens of Hemp companies across Europe and South America.

ICCI will present the PFC program at the conference, which is playing a key role in hemp products standards development. “ICCI commends EIHA on their efforts to address product safety standards in their industry and believe that PFC standards can play a large role in regulatory proposals that ensure consumer safety while promoting industry growth” said Dr. Pavel Kubu, ICCI CEO.


ICCI was established as a joint venture project of patient organizations, scientific societies, and investment company Dioscorides Global Holdings. Its headquarter is based in Prague and as a center of excellence cooperates with the Charles University in Prague, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Masaryk University in Brno, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Technical University in Prague, and the Czech University of Life Science in Prague. You can find more about EIHA conference here.

Source: European Industrial Hemp Association