Maximum Yield's Industry News December 2018 - Page 50
Offering international quality standards to the cannabis
industry with our purified cannabis concentrates
151 John Street, Barrie ON • 1-705.719.7425
4 years in business • medipharmlabs.com
What did MediPharm’s founding partners do
before starting MediPharm Labs?
Founded in 2015, MediPharm Labs is a
pioneer in the cannabis industry and has
the distinction of being the first company in
Canada to become a licensed producer for
cannabis oil production under the Access to
Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations
(ACMPR) without first receiving a cannabis
cultivation licence. This expert focus on
cannabis concentrates from current Good
Manufacturing Practices and ISO standard
clean rooms and critical environments
laboratory allows MediPharm Labs to work
with its established cultivation partners to
produce pharmaceutical-grade cannabis oil
with a competitive advantage. MediPharm Labs
is research-driven and focused on downstream
secondary extraction methodology, distillation,
and cannabinoid isolation and purification.
Sybil Taylor, MediPharm’s chief marketing
officer, answered our questions.
Prior to launching MediPharm Labs, our founders served
various roles within the pharmaceutical space, specifically
Pat McCutcheon who worked at Jansen Pharmaceuticals
(Johnson & Johnson) where he led the Hospital Division
for Renal and Mental Health products. MediPharm’s other
founder, Keith Strachan, is a supply chain management
expert having held various procurement positions in
different ministries/agencies including correctional
services, policing, transportation, and health care.
What inspired the founders to enter the
Having a deep understanding of the pharmaceutical
space and supply chain management, the founders
observed the amount of vertical integration taking place
within the industry and hypothesized that the supply
chain would evolve into a horizontal model, allowing
for companies to demonstrate excellence within their
respective supply chain vertical or discipline. MediPharm
was born out of a focused approach to excel at the
highest value segment of the cannabis supply chain.
Where and when did MediPharm begin?
In 2014, Pat introduced the industry to Keith and they
started to discuss the concept of MediPharm Labs and
how it can deliver a differentiated service and product
to the cannabis space in Canada. The business was
incorporated in 2015 and planning began on the first
state-of-the-art facility in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.