19 Oct Silverleaf’s Testing Laboratory Gains SAHPRA Certification
By: Ecogreen Analytics (LinkedIn)
Innovative investment group SilverLeaf Investments solidifies its position in the South African cannabis market, as Ecogreen Analytics acquires their SAHPRA license.
Cape Town, South Africa – October 19, 2023 – Ecogreen Analytics, a leading cannabis testing laboratory focused on the South African cannabis industry, announced last week Thursday the acquisition of their South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) license for analytical cannabis testing.
Ecogreen Analytics, renowned for its state-of-the-art laboratory services, specialises in comprehensive cannabis analysis, catering to a diverse clientele ranging from agricultural to commercial markets across Southern Africa. With a specialised focus on cannabis products, Ecogreen Analytics employs cutting-edge technology, including HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography) and Head-space GC/MS (gas chromatography-mass spectrometry), ensuring unparalleled precision and accuracy in its testing procedures.
According to Pierre van der Hoven, director of SilverLeaf Investments, “The establishment of accredited, professional and ethical testing laboratories are critical for the long-term success of the industry. Reliable and trusted CoA’s form the basis for quality cannabis products and public safety.”
The acquisition of the SAHPRA license comes as a testament to SilverLeaf Investments’ unwavering commitment to identifying and nurturing promising businesses within the cannabis industry.
“Testing laboratories are a critical part of the value chain that is needed to build a successful industry in South Africa. As such SilverLeaf regards an investment in Ecogreen as a strategic investment, underpinned by backing a strong entrepreneurial management team” concludes van der Hoven.
Ecogreen Analytics, backed by a seasoned team of industry professionals, including Gregory Ondrejkovic, a distinguished chemist with over 25 years of experience in managing international standard laboratories, is poised to play a pivotal role in advancing the laboratories’ strategic goals within the cannabis sector. Sonja Nel-Ondrejkovic, a proficient leader with a diverse background in supply chain, logistics and customer service, further bolsters the expertise of the Ecogreen Analytics team.
“The success of any business is a direct result of its strategic alignment to its short- and long-term goals, and the ability to attract and retain an excellent team and partnerships” says Sonja Nel-Ondrejkovic, CEO of Ecogreen Analytics.
SilverLeaf Investments, with its keen eye on emerging opportunities, is set to leverage the analytical capabilities of Ecogreen Analytics to cater to the burgeoning demands of the South African cannabis market.