What we do

Cannabinoid extraction

World class CO2 supercritical technology, with high efficiency and productivity.

Innovative formulations

Patent pending formulas with high bioavailability shown by preclinical and clinical trials

Fully licensed import company

Totally licensed to research, import and distribute cannabis products in Brazil.

Good distribution practices

Company compliant with good distribution and storage practices.

Genetic development

Ongoing research project to describe and breed Cannabis strains.

What we think

Our Mission

Create value to patients through the development of innovative, safe and efficient cannabis based medicines.

Our Vision

Turn cannabis therapeutic potential into real medicines.

Our Values

Respect for life. Commitment with patients. Trust in science.

Who we are

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Caio Santos Abreu

Founder and CEO

Before diving into the endeavor of founding the first medical cannabis research company in Brazil, Caio founded Santos Abreu Advogados, a boutique of high-end personalized services in corporate law and capital markets. Before, he worked as an associate in some of the main Brazilian law firms, among them Souza Cescon, Barrieu and Flesch Advogados and Tozzini Freire Advogados. He holds a law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

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Antonio Vieira

Head of Legal Affairs

Working at Entourage Phytolab since its foundation, Antônio is one of the Brazilian lawyers with the greatest experience in managing the country's Cannabis import and export processes. He also works on regulatory issues, contract management and fundraising structuring. Before joining the Company, he worked in the capital market, participating in several securities issuance operations in Brazil and abroad. He holds a law degree from Mackenzie Presbyterian University.

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Manuel de Prá

Head of Research & Development

With ten years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Manuel worked in the areas of production processes, pharmacotechnics, nanotechnology and GMP. In charge of the company's R&D area, he develops processes and new pharmaceutical products. Previously, he was a R&D specialist at Dorsay Monange and Aché Laboratorios and founder of the startup Nanoscoping. He holds a degree in Industrial Pharmacy from the Federal University of Santa Maria (2003), a Master's (2012) and a Doctorate (2017) from the Federal University of Santa Catarina.

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Tarso Araújo

Head of Communications

Director of the award-winning documentary Illegal (2014), which brought medical cannabis in to the Brazilian news, Tarso has more than 15 years' experience in producing content about the plant and its products. As a journalist, he was a reporter and editor at Folha de S. Paulo newspaper and at Globo and Abril publishers, working for magazines such as Superinteressante and Galileu. He is the author of the books Almanaque das Drogas (Leya, 2012) and Guide on Drugs for Journalists (Catalize, 2017) and a bachelor's degree in Social Communication at UFRJ.

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Kevin Bretzner

Project Manager Officer

Between 2013 and 2019, Kevin worked in Brazil as a project engineer and business manager for large French corporations, gaining experience in areas related to agribusiness, infrastructure and environmental management with a focus on waste management and renewable energy. With extensive experience in operational management, he entered the cannabis sector as a consultant to Brazilian companies in 2019. Master's in Mechanical Engineering from the Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée (IFMA) in France (2009).

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Carla Loss

Quality Control Coordinator

Carla has extensive experience in the analytical area of the pharmaceutical industry, having worked in research projects, development and validation of analytical methods, analysis of product stability, forced degradation of medicines and characterization of pharmaceutical ingredients. Currently working on the development of the quality assurance of Entourage Phytolab. She has a degree in Pharmacy from the Regional Integrated University of Alto Uruguai and Missões-URI (2012), with a Master's (2015) from Unicamp.

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Renata Vardanega

R&D Analyst

Her main research interests are focused on obtaining new bioactive compounds from natural sources using green extraction technologies focused on supercritical fluid processes. Co-author of more than 30 research articles and book chapters, she served as a reviewer for several journals. In addition, she received two Inventor Awards from INOVA-UNICAMP, for technologies transferred to companies. Renata is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Food Engineering at the State University of Campinas - UNICAMP.

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Luis Gustavo Berenguel

Quality Assurance Analyst

He has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having worked for companies such as LIBBS, BIONOVIS, Cristália, Takeda and Fresenius Kabi, working in the areas of Warranty, Validation and Quality Control. Luis has solid knowledge on topics such as Quality Systems Management and related quality processes. He holds a degree in Pharmacy-Biochemistry from the University of São Paulo - USP.

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Ílio Montanari Jr.

Agronomical Engineer

With an extensive experience in agronomy, and an emphasis on genetic improvement of medicinal plants, Ílio has taken part in the development of many vegetable pharmaceutical ingredients for the industry. Since 1992, he is a researcher at Unicamp's Multidisciplinary Research Center for Chemistry, Biology and Agriculture (CPQBA). Graduated in agronomy from the Luiz de Queiroz School of Agriculture (Esalq), he has a specialization in medicinal plants from Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (Germany) and a PhD in plant genetics from USP.

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Vitor Pedroso Figueira

R&D Intern

Vitor is an enthusiast of medical cannabis research and joined the Entourage Phytolab team after an experience in the legal CBD market in Europe, with a strong desire to contribute to this emerging industry in his country. He collaborated on research projects at the National Laboratory of Nanotechnology of CNPEM, the Institute of Food Technology of Campinas and the University Tomas Bata (Czech Republic). He is in the last year of his Food Engineering bachelor degree (FEA-UNICAMP/2021).

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Angelica Perboni

Financial Analyst

Angélica has a long experience in finance and accounting departments of national and multinational companies, including banks such as Nossa Caixa, Bradesco and Wells Fargo. She joined the Entourage Phytolab team after living for 10 years in Canada and watching closely the rise of that country's pioneering cannabis market. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration (PUC Campinas), with a postgraduate degree in finance (Universidade São Francisco) and Executive MBA (Business School São Paulo).

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Maria Victória Nasser

Legal In-house Counsel

Victória joined Entourage as an intern in 2019, and graduated in Law from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (2020) – after concluding her Social Sciences graduation at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2015). During her law degree, she was a member of the Research Group on Taxation of the Digital Economy and founder of NARD, the Academic League dedicated to the study of alternative methods of dispute resolution, participating in academic in arbitration moot competitions.

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Caio Santos Abreu

Founder and CEO

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Antonio Vieira

Head of Legal Affairs

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Manuel de Prá

Head of Research & Development

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Tarso Araújo

Head of Communications

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Kevin Bretzner

Project Manager Officer

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Carla Loss

Quality Control Coordinator

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Luis Gustavo Berenguel

Quality Assurance Analyst

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Ílio Montanari Jr.

Agronomical Engineer

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Vitor Pedroso Figueira

R&D Intern

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Angelica Perboni

Financial Analyst

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Maria Victória Nasser

Legal In-house Counsel

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Our partners

One of the main Universities in the country, it is a partner in the area of research and development. After the extraction of cannabinoids, the company and the institution work on genetic improvement of Cannabis strains.

One of Colombia's leading licensed cannabis producers, Clever Leaves provides Entourage Phytolab with inputs for pharmaceutical development and cannabis products.

A CRO multinational with branches in Brazil, the United States and India, Azidus collaborates with Entourage Phytolab in the development of clinical research dossiers and in conducting trials.

The Research Institute of the largest network of hospitals in the country is our partner in the development of pre-clinical in vitro tests, which test the influence of cannabis products on cell tissues.

Company certified by the Brazilian Network of National Analytical Health Laboratories, a requirement of the Brazilian regulation for pharmaceutical cannabis, is an exclusive partner in the area of analytical methodologies.

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