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Afriplex News

Afriplex Gears Up For SA’s Cannabis Explosion

FEBRUARY 22, 2019 Afriplex, the Paarl-based botanicals ingredient producer, has established a dedicated cannabis laboratory to meet the requirements, it says “of the exploding cannabis industry” for high quality processing and testing in South Africa. Afriplex CEO, Danie Nel, says the lab has been in genesis over the last eighteen months and that they have been working flat out to bring it, as well as cannabis processing facilities, up to Department of Health and the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) regulations. “We have invested in a specialised team of experienced professionals and researchers to establish our Cannabis Laboratory. This commitment has resulted...

South Africa’s First Cannabis Testing Laboratory at Afriplex

Afriplex is excited to announce the establishment of our dedicated Cannabis Laboratory. This is a result of the need to meet the requirements that the exploding cannabis industry has created for high quality processing and testing of cannabis oils and products in South Africa. This development has occurred over the last eighteen months and has been together with the tirelessly working to bring our cannabis processing facilities up to Department of Health and the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) regulations. We have invested in a specialised team of experienced professionals and researchers to bring the Cannabis Laboratory online. It...

Plants, Science and Sustainability

[caption id="attachment_17408" align="alignright" width="300"] Dr Hlupheka Chabalala[/caption] The global market for health supplements is growing. Consumer interest in healthy living and differentiated research on active ingredients are propelling the industry into a new frontier. These trends and more were evident at the recent Afriplex Technical Symposium. By Abby Vorster, editor of SA Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review Centred on the theme ‘Harnessing Nature’s Best’, the symposium took place on 12 September at the JSE Conference Centre in Sandton, Johannesburg. The programme featured local and international speakers who shared compelling information on biodiversity, natural ingredients, regulatory developments, market trends, APIs and the more contentious...


“Cannabis – Is It All Smoke and Mirrors?”

Afriplex’s Technical Symposium As part of this year’s Afriplex Technical Symposium we will be discussing the very newsworthy subject of “Cannabis – Is it all smoke and mirrors?”. This topic fits well with this year’s symposium theme of ‘Harnessing Nature’s Best’ as it explores the health benefits and potential commercial uses for this hotly debated botanical. The event will take place at the JSE Conference centre in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Wednesday 12 September 2018. Since the Medicine Control Council (MCC), now SAHPRA, published its intent in 2017 to allow for licencing of the cultivation and processing of Cannabis, the South African market has...


Afriplex Harnessing Nature’s Best for The CAM (Complementary & Alternative Medicine) Industry

Afriplex was established in 2001 with strong focus on African indigenous plant extracts. Today, it is one of the leading contract manufacturers of CAMs and health supplement products in the country. P&C Review asked Afriplex’s Responsible Pharmacist, Robert Longrigg, a couple of questions about this growing business. WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF AFRIPLEX? Afriplex started 17 years ago with the original objective of unlocking the potential of traditionally used African botanical remedies. At initiation of our operations, we focussed on producing ingredients for the food and beverage industry. Since then our expansion into plant cultivation activities to supply African botanical plant material...


Afriplex’s 2018 Technical Symposium in Gauteng

‘Harnessing Nature’s Best’ Afriplex is excited to announce that, back by popular demand, we will be hosting another one of our famous one-day technical symposiums. The theme for this year’s symposium is ‘Harnessing Nature’s Best’ and will explore the benefits of natural ingredients, taking us back to the efficacious preventative care that nature offers. The event will take place at the JSE Conference centre in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Wednesday 12 September 2018. Wayne Robinson, Director of Business Development, said: “We are thrilled that this year we can showcase our technical symposium to our Gauteng based clients. The international and local speakers have been...


NEW! – Afriplex Pelagon Range Set to Conquer Europe

While Afriplex has developed various extracts from the root of Pelargonium sidoides, a botanical well established in the bronchial health applications, the company has once again illustrated that they are ahead of the pack by designing an extract specifically for the food supplement sector. The Afriplex Pelagon range was developed with specialized applications in mind while being mindful of Europe’s current changing legislative environment. Pelargonium sidoides is a South African indigenous plant that has been used for centuries by the Zulu as a traditional remedy for the treatment of the upper respiratory tract ailments such as coughs, fever, bronchitis, pneumonia and...


Afriplex Releasing First SA-Developed Rooibos API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient)

Afriplex (Pty) Ltd, regarded one of the leaders in API development and production in South Africa, has partnered with the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and Agricultural Research Council (ARC) to develop Afriplex GRT™. The end result is Afriplex GRT™, an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) that will use naturally occurring flavonoid compounds found in rooibos to target specific metabolic syndrome-related dysfunctions in the body. Afriplex GRT™ is regarded as the first of its kind to be developed in South Africa. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980...