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Qure team

Qure was formed by a group of chemistry, science, healing, business, and agricultural professionals, brought together by a mutual appreciation and understanding of Cannabis and its potential positive impact in South Africa.

We recognised the importance of analytics and the need to determine not only the amazing qualities potentially in each product for consumption, specifically cannabinoids and terpenes, but also to ensure its safety and purity when it comes to harmful substances, such as microbial contamination, residual solvents in extracts and concentrates, and the presence of pesticides, heavy metals or mycotoxins.

This realisation led us to establish Qure, your Cannabis analytical laboratory.

Meet the team

Brenda Marx

Brenda Marx

M.Sc. in Chemistry, Pr. Nat. Sci.

Laboratory Director

Brenda has an M. Sc Chemistry (University of Stellenbosch) and D. Nat. Med (College of Natural Medicine). She has over 2 years’ experience in running a Cannabis analytical laboratory and more than 19 years’ laboratory experience. Her laboratory management experience is in fields such as pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, essential oils and natural extracts.

Brenda’s expertise includes quality control, stability, analytical method development and validation, as well as setting up specifications for new products according to regulatory and legislation requirements.

Jean Jeffery

Jean Jeffery

B.Com Hons. in Information Technology

Qurator (admin & finances)

With a B. Com. Hons. in Information Technology, Jean’s background is in information technology, systems, corporate communication, corporate administration and project management. Her love and interest in natural medicine became a passion as she followed the path opened by Cannabis in her life.

Jean manages the administration and finances for Qure.

Kris de Jager

Kristin de Jager

Master of Science

Researcher (research & networking)

With extensive knowledge and experience of Cannabis genetics and cultivation, Kris’s primary research interests lie in Cannabis propagation, breeding and genetic mapping, whereby he seeks to make ties between genetic variation and disease treatment.

Kris is an experienced indoor Cannabis grower and a well-known name in the industry. He consults to the agricultural and extractive industries on Cannabis propagation; breeding and genetic mapping; and disease treatment.

Natie Ferreira

Natie Ferreira

Ignitor (networking)

Natie has been gardening and growing food his whole life, with a career that has spanned the horticulture, landscaping and agriculture industries since 2000. His interest fields have led him down the paths of biohacking, healthy living, biodynamics, permaculture, and more specifically Cannabis in all its forms.

Recognised as an industry leader, Natie presents advanced and commercial grow courses with Cheeba Cannabis Academy, runs his own nursery providing vegging plants to growers, and has several other Cannabis business interests that all lead people to testing and analytics.

Ilse Ferreira

Ilse Ferreira

Digital Communicator (marketing & IT)

Ilse’s years of experience in both computer programming and strategic marketing are the ideal combination for Qure. She manages Qure’s brand identity, website and IT, social media, online communications and design.

Our associations

Qure is licensed by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority.

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Qure is an approved testing laboratory with the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.

National Laboratory Association

Qure is a member of the National Laboratory Association – South Africa.

We adhere to Good Laboratory Practices, as per the principles stipulated by the World Health Organisation.

Qure Standards

We will give you reliable, accurate and consistent information to enable you to know what you are growing; to develop standards for your products; and to ensure quality end-products.

We care for the environment – therefore our analytical methods of choice are gas chromatography-based where possible, due to the minimal environmental impact of the technique.

All methods used are validated and scrutinised in terms of precision, accuracy, robustness and ruggedness to ensure the utmost reliability.

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    Pesticides we can test for

    The standard multi-residue analysis includes testing for:

    2-Phenylphenol
    2,4′-DDE
    2,4′-DDT
    4,4′-DDE
    4,4′-DDT
    Abamectin B1a
    Abamectin B1b
    Acephate
    Acetamiprid
    Acetochlor
    Acibenzolar-S-methyl
    Acrinathrin
    Aldicarb
    Aldicarb sulfone
    Aldicarb sulfoxide
    Aldrin
    Ametoctradin
    Amitraz
    Azadirachtin
    Azinphos-ethyl
    Azinphos-methyl
    Azoxystrobin
    BAC-C10
    BAC-C12
    BAC-C14
    BAC-C16
    BAC-C8
    Benthiavalicarb isopropyl
    Bifenthrin
    Bitertanol
    Boscalid
    Bromophos-methyl
    Bupirimate
    Buprofezin
    Cadusafos
    Captan
    Carbaryl
    Carbendazim
    Carfentrazone-ethyl
    Chinomethionate
    Chlorantraniliprole
    Chlordane
    Chlorfenapyr
    Chlorothalonil
    Chlorpyrifos
    Chlorthal-dimethyl
    Clofentezine
    Clothianidin
    Coumaphos
    Cyfluthrin
    Cyhalothrin-lambda
    Cymoxanil
    Cypermethrin (sum of isomers)
    Cyprodinil
    DDAC-C10
    DDAC-C8
    Deltamethrin
    Demeton-S-methyl
    Demeton-S-methyl sulfone
    Diazinon
    Dichloran
    Dichlorophene
    Dichlorvos
    Dieldrin
    Difenoconazole
    Diflubenzuron
    Dimethoate
    Dimethomorph
    Diphenylamine
    Dodine
    Emamectin benzoate B1a
    Emamectin benzoate B1b
    Endosulfan-alpha
    Endosulfan-beta
    Esfenvalerate
    Etaconazole
    Ethofenprox
    Ethoprophos
    Etoxazole
    Famoxadone
    Fenamidone
    Fenamiphos
    Fenarimol
    Fenazaquin
    Fenbuconazole
    Fenbutatin oxide
    Fenhexamid
    Fenoxycarb
    Fenpropathrin
    Fenpyroximate
    Fenthion
    Fenvalerate
    Flufenoxuron
    Flumioxazin
    Fluopicolide
    Fluopyram
    Flusilazole
    Flutriafol
    Fluxapyroxad
    Folpet
    Forchlorfenuron
    Formetanate (hydrochloride)
    Fosthiazate
    Hexaconazole
    Imazalil
    Imidacloprid
    Indoxacarb
    Iprodione
    Iprodione (GC)
    Iprovalicarb
    Isazophos
    Isofenphos
    Kresoxim-methyl
    Lufenuron
    Malathion
    Mandipropamid
    Metalaxyl-M
    Methamidophos
    Methidathion
    Methiocarb
    Methomyl
    Methoxyfenozide
    Metrafenone
    Mevinphos-cis
    Mevinphos-trans
    Monocrotophos
    Myclobutanil
    Omethoate
    Oxamyl
    Oxydemeton-methyl
    Oxyfluorfen
    Paclobutrazol
    Parathion
    Parathion-methyl
    Penconazole
    Permethrin (sum of isomers)
    Phenthoate
    Phosmet
    Piperonyl butoxide
    Pirimicarb
    Prochloraz
    Procymidone
    Profenofos
    Propamocarb
    Propargite
    Propiconazole
    Propoxur
    Propyzamide
    Proquinazid
    Prothiofos
    Pymetrozin
    Pyraclostrobin
    Pyrimethanil
    Pyrimethanil (GC)
    Pyriproxyfen
    Quinoxyfen
    Simazine
    Spinetoram
    Spinosad
    Spirodiclofen
    Spirotetramat
    Spiroxamine
    Sulfoxaflor
    Tau-fluvalinate
    Tau-fluvalinate
    Tebuconazole
    Temephos
    Terbufos
    Tetraconazole
    Tetradifon
    Thiabendazole
    Thiacloprid
    Thiamethoxam
    Thidiazuron
    Thiophanate-methyl
    Triadimefon
    Triadimenol
    Triazophos
    Trichlorfon
    Trifloxystrobin
    Triflumuron
    Trifluralin
    Triforin
    Vinclozolin
    Zoxamide

    Please enquire for specific tests.