Mandara Pharma’s pharmaceutical value chain is a comprehensive process with many quality control standards. The first step to understanding our approach is to understand the terminology.


An Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) is any substance or mixture of substances intended to be used in the manufacture of a medicinal drug product and that, when used in the production of a drug, becomes an active ingredient of the drug product. Such substances are intended to furnish pharmacological activity or other direct effect in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease or to affect the structure or function of the body.


Naturally-occurring, biologically active, chemical constituents (such as cannabidiol or cannabinol or THC) from cannabis and hemp.


A tall Asian herb (Cannabis sativa of the family Cannabaceae) that has a tough fiber and is often separated into a tall loosely branched species (C. sativa) and a low-growing densely branched species (C. indica).


A non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp : CANNABIDIOL.


Cannabigerol (CBG) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that plays an important role in the biochemistry of the cannabis plant.


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Any of several chemical compounds (such as anandamide) that are naturally produced within the body and bind to the same brain receptors as compounds (such as THC) derived from cannabis.


Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) are specific methods which, when applied to agriculture, create agricultural products for consumers or further processing that is safe and wholesome.


Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, recording and reporting clinical trials that involve the participation of human subjects.


Good Documentation Practices (GDP) are the guidelines that one follows in recording raw data entries in a legible, traceable and reproducible manner.


Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product.


In the experimental (non-clinical) research arena, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) is a quality system of management controls for research laboratories and organizations to ensure the uniformity, consistency, reliability, reproducibility, quality, and integrity of chemical (including pharmaceuticals) non-clinical safety tests; from physio-chemical properties through acute to chronic toxicity tests.


GxP is a general abbreviation for “good practice” quality guidelines and regulations.


Institute for Plant Molecular and Cell Biology – Universitat Politécnica de Valencia


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Standard Operating Procedures are established or prescribed methods to be followed routinely for the performance of designated operations or in designated situations.


One of many cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant which is the agent mainly accountable for the psychoactive traits of cannabis.


Tetrahydrocannabivarin is a compound in cannabis that offers a unique array of effects and medical benefits that sets it apart from other cannabinoids like THC and CBD.