ECS Brands Forges Strategic Partnership with Columbia Basin Bioscience to Fuel Remarkable Boost in Production and Manufacturing
- ECS takes the helm as CBB’s exclusive global sales, sales management, and sales operations provider.
- CBB receives a royalty-free license to use ECS intellectual property in production activities.
- CBB welcomes ECS to manage operations of the ISO-3 Clean Lab
- ECS implements its robust quality management system (QMS) at CBB
Hermiston, OR – August 15, 2023 – In a groundbreaking development that promises to reshape the landscape of hemp production and manufacturing, ECS Brands, a pioneer in the hemp industry, has officially joined forces with Columbia Basin Bioscience (CBB), a distinguished name in the realm of agricultural excellence and biotechnology. This strategic alliance is set to catalyze exponential growth and innovation within the industry, resulting in an impressive surge in the production and manufacturing of hemp-derived products.
With over 2,000 acres of meticulously cultivated homegrown hemp, ECS Brands stands at the forefront of sustainable and high-quality hemp production. This collaboration with CBB represents a pivotal moment for both entities, signifying a shared commitment to advancing the boundaries of what hemp can achieve.
Summary: The partnership between ECS Brands and Columbia Basin Bioscience is set to transform the hemp industry. The partnership combines CBB’s vast acreage of hemp cultivation and processing capacity with ECS Brands’ cutting-edge biotech, green-tech, and compliance expertise, ushering in a new era of innovation, boosting production and manufacturing capabilities, while maintaining an unwavering focus on quality and sustainability.
Unveiling the Power of Collaboration
This transformative partnership merges ECS Brand’s commitment to sustainable practices and exceptional hemp quality with CBB’s trailblazing cultivation and process automation advancements. With a staggering 2,000+ acres of carefully tended hemp, CBB has consistently demonstrated its dedication to certified organic cultivation and eco-conscious agriculture. ECS Brands, renowned for its groundbreaking work in Agri-tech, product/ingredient innovation, sustainable manufacturing, and quality systems, brings a wealth of scientific knowledge and innovation to the table.
This collaboration paves the way for unparalleled advancements in production and manufacturing within the hemp sector. A focal point of this venture is the establishment of a state-of-the-art extraction facility spanning an impressive 168,000 square feet. This facility is equipped to revolutionize cannabinoid production potential, seamlessly integrating cutting-edge innovation and processing technologies to ensure the highest quality output while meeting growing consumer demands.
“Our joint endeavor with ECS Brands sets up generational positioning for cannabinoid manufacturing,” states Alan Cleaver, CEO of Columbia Basin Bioscience. “We are fusing science and innovation to unlock the full potential of hemp, redefining what is achievable in cannabinoid extraction and processing.”
A New Dimension of Innovation: ISO–3 Clean Lab
One of the most exciting facets of this partnership is the introduction of the 20,000-square-foot ISO-3 Clean lab. This pristine environment will be a hub for pioneering research, development, and production. Equipped with the latest technologies and manned by a team of experts, the ISO-3 Clean lab is set to become a driving force behind the creation of innovative hemp-derived products and active pharmaceutical ingredients.
The lab’s controlled positive pressure atmosphere will enable researchers and scientists to explore novel botanical processing methodologies, refine existing processes, and create products that push the boundaries of hemp’s potential. This facility and partnership set the stage for ECS Brands and CBB’s shared vision of advancing the hemp industry through scientific excellence, technological innovation, and global scale.
“Combining our organization’s scientific and processing technologies will revolutionize the cannabinoid industry,” affirms David Mogill, Chief Compliance Officer, and Director of Manufacturing of ECS Brands. “Along with a new state-of-the-art ISO 3 cleanroom environment, the possibilities for developing future nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products are endless.”
Scaling Heights: Processing 50,000 Pounds of Biomass Daily
As part of this visionary partnership, ECS Brands and CBB are poised to achieve a remarkable milestone – processing a staggering 50,000 pounds of biomass daily. This production capacity underscores the partners’ dedication to meeting market demands while maintaining the highest standards of quality and efficiency.
Through meticulous planning and state-of-the-art facilities, ECS and CBB are set to redefine industry benchmarks, positioning themselves as industry leaders in hemp production, manufacturing, and global supply.
“This partnership signifies a new era of hemp innovation and growth,” noted Arthur Jaffee, CEO of ECS Brands. “By joining forces with Columbia Basin Bioscience, we are geared to revolutionize the industry and provide consumers with unparalleled hemp-derived products of the highest quality.”
A Vision for the Future
The partnership between ECS and CBB serves as a noteworthy example of the strides being made in the burgeoning hemp industry. Through their collaboration, these two entities are contributing to the advancement of this field by leveraging their respective strengths and expertise. This endeavor is a prime illustration of how cooperation and innovation can drive meaningful progress in the pursuit of sustainability and economic growth.
“This partnership is a beacon of progress for the hemp industry,” asserts Dr. Jason Hastings, CSO of ECS Brands. “Our combined expertise is poised to unlock the full potential of hemp, ushering in a new era of cannabinoid and food innovation.”
Through the integration of cutting-edge biotechnology, a state-of-the-art extraction facility, and a dedication to pushing the limits of innovation, ECS Brands and Columbia Basin Bioscience are prepared to lead the charge in shaping the future of hemp production and manufacturing.
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About ECS Brands:
ECS Brands is a pioneering name in the hemp industry, renowned for its leadership in plant-based medicine, food systems, research, technology, and compliance. Certified for CFR 21 111 and 117 Good Manufacturing Processes, NSF Certified GMP, BSI ICH Q7 Certified for active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), USDA Organic Certified, and Project Non-GMO, ECS Brands is dedicated to transforming traditional agricultural practices and promoting global sustainability through revolutionary processes, intellectual property, and next-generation product development.
About Columbia Basin Bioscience:
Columbia Basin Bioscience is a leading agricultural biotechnology figure known for its groundbreaking scale, agriculture excellence, process automation, and commitment to advancing sustainable farming practices. With a focus on quality at scale, Columbia Basin Bioscience is at the forefront of driving transformative change within the agricultural sector.