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Respiratory Health – a sustainable solution

With winter underway and a global pandemic lingering, the worldwide focus is now more than ever on the maintenance of respiratory health. The current pandemic has confirmed the importance of a healthy lifestyle as a sustainable intervention to prevent bronchial infections and support general respiratory health.   Respiratory diseases are characterized by inefficient transport of mucus through the lower airways, which can lead to muco-obstruction of the bronchi. These conditions include Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Emphysema; Tuberculosis (TB); Bronchitis; Asthma; Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS); Pneumonia and Cystic Fibrosis. What causes hypersecretion of mucus? Chronic hypersecretion of mucus can lead to airflow...

AFRIPLEX FIRST: BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTION OF CANNABINOIDS

Afriplex is proud to be a producer of modified cannabinoids derived from biological processes instead of the cannabis plant. Cannabigerol (CBG) is present in certain Cannabis sativa L. strains and is being extracted by Afriplex. However, CBG could also be produced by other biological processes. Afriplex has joined forces with a leading international research group as well as the Cannabis Research Institute (CRI) of South Africa in a research program, unveiling the expertise from all collaborating partners. The production of CBG by biological organisms other than the cannabis plant, also known as heterologous hosts, involves the combination of simple compounds to...

AFRIPLEX VENTURING INTO VEGAN CHEESE-MAKING

Most vegan converts will unanimously agree on the fact that cheese remains one of the most challenging foods to sacrifice when shifting to a more plant-based lifestyle. While consumers are actively trying to reach for more non-animal derived alternatives, they are resistant to compromise on the sensory experience provided by their dairy counterparts. Afriplex’s team of innovative scientists has worked on the development of concept solutions for a range of different cheese varieties, each with its unique set of organoleptic and sensory challenges. Knowledge and experience in the pharmaceutical field has also assisted in guiding the developers to incorporate African botanical...

CloneLabs: Bolstering the local cannabis industry through modern micropropagation techniques

Afriplex is excited to announce that it has entered into an agreement to provide analytical services to CloneLabs (Pty) Ltd, a South African biotechnology initiative. CloneLabs provides licensed cannabis cultivators with the highest quality cannabis clones, propagated using the latest micropropagation techniques. Micropropagation is an advanced biotechnological process used to rapidly multiply plant clones through tissue culture under controlled and sterile laboratory conditions. The benefits of this technique are significant. It allows CloneLabs to fulfil large scale order requirements in an extremely short period of time, with guaranteed true to type genetics, increased plant vigour and yields, and a pathogen free...

Afriplex® Bromelain – The Enzyme That Stood the Test of Time

Apart from its dietary benefits, Ananas Comosus, more commonly known as pineapples, have been traditionally utilized as a universal healing component. Its proteolytic enzyme, Bromelain, has been the central focal point amongst Afriplex’s team of scientists concerning its topical wound healing, anti-inflammatory, digestive, and mucolytic properties. Bromelain belongs to a group of protein digesting enzymes obtained from the stem or fruit of Ananas Comosus. It is made up of five related proteolytic enzymes. As these proteolytic enzymes are closely related, bromelain is internationally classified as a single enzyme.  Afriplex® Bromelain range, delivered in Afriplex’s GMP facility, boasts a unique offering of tailored concentrations of the...

AFRIPLEX IMPLEMENTS CULTRAX CANNABIS TRACKING SYSTEM

Afriplex has officially implemented the Cultrax® cannabis track and trace system to ensure compliance to both local and international regulations. Cultrax® is a complete cannabis traceability system that was specifically developed by the Cannabis Research Institute of South Africa (CRI) to match the requirements of the South African cultivator as set out by South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) and international bodies such as the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). Besides compliancy, Cultrax® also provides the cultivator with basic Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) functionality to streamline business functions at an affordable price. See short overview on the CRI: https://youtu.be/WE90Ty0RonMThe conservative...

Indulge in Afriplex’s New Functional Vegan Milk Ingredients!

Whether motivated by environmental concerns, personal health or ethical reasons, the vegan movement has taken the world by storm and is here to stay. One of the greatest challenges faced by the food industry today, is mimicking the organoleptic properties of animal-derived favourites in vegan alternative products. Afriplex’s team of innovative scientists have developed a range of versatile plant-based milk concentrates, delicious enough to fool even die-hard dairy lovers. This multifunctional base is available in a concentrated form and can be diluted to your preference to be used in various applications. We offer a range of nut-based variants including macadamia, almond, cashew and...

Afriplex Corac-Q™ – A Natural Alternative for Respiratory Health

Afriplex Corac-Q™ - A Natural Alternative for Respiratory Health With the development of Afriplex Corac-Q™, Afriplex succeeded in pioneering another game-changer ingredient in the pharmaceutical space. Using the latest extraction technology, this API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) is designed to promote respiratory health and assist in the prevention of viral infection. Afriplex Corac-Q™ is a unique plant-based ingredient, developed by standardising pre-selected components and thereby ensuring enhanced efficacy when formulated in respiratory products and medicines destined for bronchial health. The API’s active components, namely Aspalathin, Quercetin, Zinc and Vitamin D - All natural alternatives for respiratory health, enjoy the support of scientifically backed research...