Our Story

Established in 2019 Kelab SAS is the first Colombian analytical lab specializing and offering expertise in both cannabis and pharmaceutical testing.

The company is owned by a team of successful entrepreneurs and scientist from the United States and Colombia with an extensive track record in the pharmaceutical and cannabis industries. Our modern laboratory is equipped with the latest technology in analytical instrumentation operating under current Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and ISO-17025 standards. We apply innovative technology, analytical expertise and a strong commitment to quality to support our customers execution plans.

We look forward to providing you with unparalleled laboratory testing service, quality, and knowledge that you can count on.

Who we are

Scientific Advisory Team

We have gathered a strong team of leaders with 60+ years of combined experience in analytical industry, pharmaceutical development and cannabis science. Our executive team brings hands- on experience from the global market, (USA, Canada, Europe and Colombia) and supports testing strategies and compliance across the entire product life-cycle.

Colombia Operations Team

Our Colombia-based team is made up of highly qualified scientists and analysts with extensive experience in the industry.  Our goal is to ensure our clients success by providing the best service possible, meeting client needs, while focusing on quality, accuracy, timelines and professionalism.

Marco Paternina,
Colombia Site Manager

Mr. Paternina is a Pharmaceutical Chemist with 34 years of experience in the Colombian pharmaceutical industry. He has been the Technical Manager at “COASPHARMA LABORATORIES” a leading pharmaceutical company in Colombia for the last 20 years. In this role, he was responsible for leading technical teams in the development of New Products, QC studies involving release and stability studies.  Mr. Paternina is an expert in regulatory affairs, process validations and quality matters in the development of pharmaceutical and veterinary products.

Claudia Parrado
Technical Director

Ms. Parrado is Pharmaceutical Chemist from the National University of Colombia and Specialist in Management Systems, with over 20 years of experience in Quality System in the Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Consumer Industry. She played key quality roles at Johnson and Johnson from 2008 to 2018 and at Pfizer from 2002 to 2008.. Her experience includes knowledge of analytical methodologies such as HPLC, CG, UV spectrophotometry, dissolution; validation, verification and transfer of analytical methods; root cause analysis, certified in Six Sigma-Green Belt. Internal Quality Auditor and in the ISO 9001 standard.

Daniel Mora.
Laboratory Coordinator

Mr. Mora is a chemist with over 10 years of experience in the food, cosmetic, agro-industrial and pharma sector. He is an internal quality auditor for ISO-17025. His experience includes quality control testing, research and development and validation of analytical methods. He has a broad experience with a wide range of analytical techniques with special emphasis on GC and HPLC equipment.

Our Competitive Edge

Scientific Leadership

Analytical Instrumentation

International Regulatory
Affairs Expertise

Strong Network of Partners

Competitive Prices

Global Approach – International Partners

Business Expertise – Proven Entrepeneurial Leadership

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