About Us & What We Do

M2Bio Sciences is a bioceutical company focused on alternative plant-based cannabinoids and mental health therapeutic research. M2Bio’s mission is to advance botanical-based medicine to the forefront by deploying best-practice science and medicine, clinical research, and emerging technologies. As one of a handful of companies in the world, M2Bio is actively researching the magic mushroom compound psilocybin by funding research at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. The exploratory research is aiming to discover novel indications for medical conditions such as depression, inflammation, and substance addiction.

In addition, its newly-established private subsidiary, Neur.ai, is developing a portfolio of next-generation receptor agonists based on neurotransformational medicine (also known as psychedelic medicine) for the treatment of mental illness.

The company also owns and operates three cannabis consumer goods brands Medspresso™, Dr. AnnaRx™, and Liviana™. The brands span across a wide range of premium CBD- and mushroom-infused consumer goods including bioceuticals, health and wellness, and precision foods and beverages. With operations currently based in Cape Town, South Africa the company and its brands are positioned in the high-value market segment. In order to position itself within the high-value market segment, M2Bio has had to consistently focus on producing and sourcing the highest-quality ingredients available in the market, from pharmaceutical-grade CBD extract to premium coffees and extra virgin olive oils.

Our Vision & Values

In our journey from seed to shelf and spore to store, we are guided by the following principles:

  • Our Vision Our vision is to improve people’s quality of life by unleashing the full potential of medicinal cannabis and mushrooms.

  • Our Mission – Our mission is to be a global leader in medicinal cannabis and mushrooms. From seed to shelf and spore to store, we are driven by a passion for medicine, science and technology.

  • Our Core Values – Quality. Science. Traceability. Humility. Accountability. Excellence.

Our 3 Pillars

Bringing innovative therapies to life.

  • Medicinal Cannabis From seed to shelf.

  • Science & DataResearching and discovering.

  • Medicinal Mushrooms – From spore to store.

Meet The Team

M2Bio Sciences is a team of award winning, full time experts. Highly respected in their fields, they are the driving force behind our success.

Willem Jonker
Willem JonkerChief Operating Officer
Willem Jonker is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) by training. He was a senior partner at Allan Gray (www.allangray.co.za), the largest independent asset management firm in South Africa, before starting many companies in Africa – including Medigrow Africa (medigrowafrica.com). Willem is responsible for the cannabis production facility and the structuring of the African operations of the group.
Stephanus Louwskieter
Stephanus LouwskieterEco Friendly Consultant
Stephanus Louwskieter is an ambitious and environmentally conscious individual. He is a soft-spoken person with a go-getter attitude that loves taking on new challenges. He was raised on a farm that practiced sustainable farming with livestock and vegetable gardens. Stephanus completed a three-year engineering course at West Coast College Atlantis in Cape Town. He joins M2bio to assist in the application of environmentally friendly practices across the board while doing research into the hemp bioplastics industry.
Sheldon Inwentash
Sheldon InwentashStrategic Advisor - B.Comm., CA., CPA., LL.D
Mr. Inwentash is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of ThreeD Capital Inc. Mr. Inwentash has more than 30 years of investing experience. He co-founded Visible Genetics, the first commercial pharmacogenomics company, in 1994 and exited in 2001 to Bayer. Through two decades leading Pinetree Capital, Mr. Inwentash created significant shareholder value through early investments in Queenston Mining (acquired by Osisko Mining Corp. for $550 million), Aurelian Resources (acquired by Kinross for $1.2 billion) and Gold Eagle Mines (acquired by Goldcorp for $1.5-billion) to name a few. Mr. Inwentash obtained his B.Comm from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. In 2007, he was an Ontario finalist for the Ernst & Young entrepreneur of the year award. In 2012, Sheldon received an honorary degree, doctor of laws (LL.D) from the University of Toronto for his valuable leadership as an entrepreneur, his philanthropy, and his inspirational commitment to making a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families.
Dr. Anna Morera Leralta
Dr. Anna Morera LeraltaChief Medical Officer
Doctor in Medicine and Surgery, specializing in integrative medicine and treating patients with medical cannabis. She works at her clinical practice as well as gives educational talks and online consultations. Dr. Anna has been inspired by her research in the field of molecular science to create a CBD-infused beauty line whose effect is based exclusively on natural ingredients. Dr. Anna backs CBD research and confidently recommends the use of CBD cosmetics and health products.
Samuel Williams
Samuel WilliamsHead of Food Formulations & Functional Foods
Samuel is a qualified chef with over 13 years’ experience in the South African hospitality industry ranging from FOH management, BOH management, artisan Baker, and retail. As a graduate from Zevenwacht Chef School/City & Guilds he holds an Advanced Culinary Arts Diploma which specializes in food preparation, cookery, and menu design, he also holds an I.T. Certificate (A+, N+, CCENT, CCNA) which he recently completed with the IT Academy in Cape Town.
Robert Simbowe
Robert SimboweDirector of Health and Fitness
Robert is a professional MMA fighter with the Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC), the largest MMA promotion company on the African continent that features professional fighters from around the world. Robert’s experience in MMA has led him to gain immense knowledge about health and fitness over the years. Robert will be a full-time ambassador for the company’s health and wellness products and ranges.
Aidan Price
Aidan Price Product Development Engineer
Aidan achieved his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in 2020 and finished with an honours degree in Genetics at Stellenbosch University. He worked as a technical research assistant at Stellenbosch University where his research focussed on conservation work for the genetic identification of shark and ray products in trade while also performing population genetics assessments of threatened species in the South Western Indian Ocean. He is passionate about conservation and sustainability and is an integral part of the movement toward a more circular and environmentally-friendly economy through his work atM2Bio Sciences.

We design our CBD & Mushroom products to improve the lives of all our consumers.

We understand that our consumers come from all walks of life. Their needs change, people change, and life changes. That’s why we cater for a dynamic, ever changing global market.