Our science is cannabis. It’s the only thing we study and test, so we literally know it inside and out. Our co-founder Jonathan Page was the first person to map the plant’s genome, after all. Together, we’re a group of people who are as passionate about the science behind better cannabis and testing it as we are about its potential to improve lives.
Looking for purpose in every day
Ours is to test, advance, and share
what we know.
With a 20-year history of cannabis research, we’re no strangers to the plant and its benefits. By sharing this knowledge, we hope to break down old stereotypes, legitimize its ability to improve lives, and ensure consumers have access to safe cannabis products in a newly regulated environment.
We do this from Canada’s West Coast, with our headquarters and testing labs in Vancouver and soon our world-leading, Cannabis Innovation Centre, focused on cannabis breeding and genetics, in Comox.
Science is obviously big with us. Among our staff of 52, we have 31 scientists who are a mix of biochemists, microbiologists, biotechnologists, and geneticists. Nine have PhDs.
Our founders – Jonathan Page and John Coleman – have decades of research and knowledge between them. Forgive us the plant analogy, but their combined backgrounds and expertise are the roots to Anandia’s strong scientific foundation and budding future.
Cannabis Innovation Centre
Opening in 2019, our Cannabis Innovation Centre on Vancouver Island will be the world’s first advanced breeding centre for cannabis. It will be home to our disease and insect-containment facilities as well as our phenotyping laboratory. Phase 1 includes a 22,500-square-foot greenhouse with 10,000 square feet of laboratory space, and phase 2 will add even more research, cultivation, and laboratory space.
Close to scenic False Creek, in the Great Northern Way community, our new headquarters has been custom-designed and -built specifically for cannabis testing. These state-of-the-art testing labs not only expand our current testing capacity, they will help our R&D into new testing methods.
Current career openings
Lab Tech – Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
Reporting to the scientist, Breeding and Genetics, the Laboratory Technician will assist in the development and implementation molecular biology protocols, and in the compilation and analysis of plant phenotyping and genotyping data. This position involves activities in plant cultivation and laboratories as well as some office duties. The successful candidate will work closely with the Biotechnology & Molecular Biology, the Plant Breeding and Plant Tissue Culture groups.
Anandia is searching for a Scientist – Microbiology to join our Testing Division as we continue our rapid growth.