Goal 3: Good health & well-being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Many more people today are living healthier lives than in the past decade. Nevertheless, people are still suffering needlessly from preventable diseases, and too many are dying prematurely. Overcoming disease and ill health will require concerted and sustained efforts, focusing on population groups and regions that have been neglected.

Available technologies

Available technologies
Cape Peninsula University of Technology

BamPro: A Bambara Nut Probiotic Beverage This drinking probiotic is made from an indigenous ground nut and is set to take the health food scene by storm. BamPro is high in protein, high in anti-...

Nelson Mandela University

The Qbell™ is a simple press device that enables patients with motor and physical disabilities to get the attention of healthcare staff with ease.

Nelson Mandela University

The project aims to develop, optimise & demonstrate integrated microalgae cultivation in conjunction with aquaponics and/or hydroponics in an environmentally friendly, renewable and...

University of Cape Town

The UCT invention describes a method and point of care test for diagnosing symptomatic and asymptomatic sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bacterial vaginosis (BV). STIs and BV cause...

Innovus

PhenoLAB is an online web-based analyses platform and database for wine producers. PhenoLAB incorporates highly accurate, extensive and robust analyses methods based on absorbency values for...

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Surface deformation caused by shallow underground mining poses a risk to health and safety, as well as infrastructure and the environment. Azimuth is designed to detect, measure and monitor mining...

North West University

The loss of a limb is an incredibly traumatic event and is sadly almost always associated with incredibly high medical costs, especially in developing countries. Public health funding is...

North West University

Optimal crop yield is pivotal to meeting market food demands and increasing the cost efficacy for farmers. The REDgrow technology is intended to manipulate the transmittance spectra, or wavelength...

Water Technologies Demonstration Programme

Remote Support: A Digital Call for Repair Much of South Africa has poor internet connectivity and very scarce medical resources, often in the same geographical area. This technology provides a...

Small Enterprise Development Agency

Current commercially available rapid HIV tests are complex and require multiple steps that must be executed with precision. This can be time-consuming for clinicians, could lead to errors during...

Biodx Biological Chemical Technologies (PTY) Ltd

Indusdx® is a biodegradable disinfectant which has been enhanced by the addition of a natural anti-microbial compound. This environmentally friendly industrial disinfectant and biocide has been...

The Innovation Hub

Senso® : Lifesaving Tech for Deaf and Hard Of Hearing Designed specifically for the hearing impaired the Senso® is a wrist-wearable device that detects life-threatening sounds and alerts the...

University of Cape Town

Plant Produced Biologics Cape Bio Pharms (CBP) is an exciting company to commercialise the biotechnology developed by the Biopharming Research Unit at UCT. CBP's aim is to develop a world-class...

South African Medical Research Council

We have developed a technology, which relates to an enriched extract and single active compound from rooibos tea. This compound has a demonstrable effect against a variety of metabolic disorders,...

University of Cape Town

Medical 3D Printing Pipeline The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Division of Biomedical Engineering (UCT BME) strives to create cost effective designs and use innovative materials to ‘3D print’...

Small Enterprise Development Agency

Healthcare is slowly becoming more decentralised, but budgetary and operational constraints limit the system’s efficacy. Imagine if all health care providers, institutions, support services and...

Small Enterprise Development Agency

Ardhi Concepts is an entity which houses skin care brands for different markets and consumer groups, including health Spa's, hotels and retail. The ‘brand house’ was initiated by founder,...

South African Medical Research Council

The Sports Injury GeneScreen is a non-diagnostic DNA test consisting of eight DNA sequence variants within five clinically useful genes associated with the risk of sustaining common tendon and...

SmartXchange

Healthy Mama is an mHealth application intended to be used by community health workers (CHWs). The App aims to enable CHWs to detect maternal and child health cases at households and refer those...

Vaal University of Technology

EROS Ring: Staying Power This is an O-ring type product that is placed over the penis shaft (and sometimes the testicles) to aid erection. The main function of the O-ring is to constrict the...

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

This device is aimed at the early detection and monitoring of certain diseases in humans and animals. It analyses the subject's breath upon exhalation (or any gas mixture for that matter). There...

Alvarita

GreenTest is a compact, award-winning, device that tests nitrate levels in fruit, vegetables, meat, and water, helping people to quantify their daily nitrate intake and make healthier choices. The...

Tshwane University of Technology

The invention is an elongated cylindrical body formed of a material string, which is inserted between the buttocks, it is intended to absorb bacteria and sweat that remains behind after wiping the...

Tshwane University of Technology

The invention relates to walk-assist apparatus, which can be used by people having difficulty walking (e.g. the elderly). In addition, the apparatus can also be used in rehabilitation, where...

Tshwane University of Technology

The product is a Sorghum-based food and drink that is high in protein and energy. It contains probiotics and is gluten and lactose-free

Tshwane University of Technology

The Assistive Driving Control System (ADCS) developments mainly consist of an embedded controller that will assist the driver in navigating slippery surfaces and angled trajectories. The ADCS will...

Rhodes University

The Field Lab or ‘lab-in-a-box’ is a 3D printed, low-cost kit containing the necessary biological tools for running a portable and remote diagnostic laboratory. It includes a microscope,...

South African Medical Research Council

Sinapi Biomedical, in partnership with PATH, has developed the Ellavi uterine balloon tamponade (UBT), an affordable, pressure-controlled device, which can be used to reduce maternal mortality in...

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Omega Caro-e Xtra combines omega-3 fatty acids with 11 different carotenoids and five different forms of vitamin e, all derived from Palm oil and manufactured by a patented process in Malaysia. In...

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Omega Canine emulsion combines the benefits of omega-3, Carotene and vitamin e for the benefit of man’s best friend. This product has been approved by the RSA Department of Agriculture, forestry...

Nelson Mandela University

The invention relates to a process for producing extracts with valuable bioactive compounds from waste pomace generated during olive oil processing, which in return also minimises the...

University of Johannesburg

The invention consists of a unique hinge mechanism as an alternative to existing spectacle hinge configurations. This mechanism facilitates the customisation of spectacle frames while also...

University of Johannesburg

A reusable sanitary pad that is uniquely designed to collect, retain and dispose of menstrual fluid. The reusable pad is used externally, it is hygienic and easy to clean.

The most commonly...

Mintek

The technology is based on a lateral flow assay, which is a form of immunoassay where the test sample flows along a solid substrate through capillary action. These are simple devices intended to...

Agricultural Research Council

Joybells is a dark red, seedless grape cultivar ripening in the early mid-season (from mid-January in the Hex valley). Berries are crunchy with good attachment and excellent eating quality and...

North West University

Walking Pivot

Development of a proprietary irrigation pivot with a walkabout action, to increase surface reach with a single pivot. 

 

Development Impact

Reducing the...

North West University

Solvent extraction (SX) is one of the major separation and purification unit operations in hydrometallurgy. Its power lies in the highly selective solvents that are commercially available. Mixer-...

Savelivez

One in every five persons will, one day, need a blood transfusion, yet the blood supply chain is plagued by volatile demand and often poorly controlled supply. Seeking to correct this, SaveLivez...

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

NECSA and its subsidiary NTP Radioisotopes are developing prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA-11) kits for Ga-68 radiolabelling for the PET based diagnosis of prostate cancer.   The kits will...

University of South Africa

Automatic Healthcare Assistance Device (AHAD) is a multi-functional healthcare assistance device to support people with visual, mobile and speech impairments. The device makes use of robotics,...

University of Venda

The Muquaqua fruits are commonly found in South Africa mainly in Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces. Muquaqua fruits are rich in protein, magnesium, potassium and contain a moderate amount of...

Water Research Commission

The Vulamanz filter, also known as the Woven Fabric Microfiltration Gravity Filter, is a unique fabric microfilter for water and wastewater treatment - robust, easy to operate, easy to clean,...

University of Cape Town

UCT researchers have developed a diagnostic test which considers glycan biomarkers to identify the type, as well as the sub-type, of cancer in a patient. The first generation of the invention uses...

University of Cape Town

The invention relates to the identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific biomarkers in urine and the method employed, using a urine sample to diagnose active tuberculosis (TB) or a...

South African Medical Research Council

Life Assay Diagnostics and its partners have developed a simple to use Protein-to-Creatine (PrCr) radiometric urine dipstick test. The PrCr urine dipstick test consists of two detection pads that...

South African Medical Research Council

Antimonia is an easy to use, reliable and robust point of care diagnostic device, which uses nucleic acid amplification techniques to differentiate between bacterial and viral pneumonia in 40...

University of Cape Town

UCT researchers have developed a method that will form the basis for point of care test for diagnosing symptomatic and asymptomatic sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bacterial vaginosis (...

Nelson Mandela University

The Ncediso™ application (app) is an integrated mobile app developed to up-skill community healthcare workers including nurses and clinic practitioners in areas where basic healthcare, first aid...

South African Medical Research Council

Umbiflow is a medical device that measures the resistance index (RI) in the umbilical cord of a foetus. Plotting the RI against gestational age, a single reading can be used to determine the level...

University of Pretoria

Industrial electrowinning is one such example where archaic technology has become the norm, with innovation being limited simply because the process is “good enough”. After doing a fundamental...

North West University

NeuHand is a low-cost, hand-wearable robotic device for supplementing rehabilitation therapy for stroke patients. The device provides a series of hand movement exercises which can be tailored to...

Innovus

AxioVR is a virtual reality software company that aims to address the growing local and international need of developing virtual reality paradigms for both research and industry.  This includes...

Wits Commercial Enterprise

Wits researchers have developed a cold spray process for the deposition of antimicrobial coatings on 3D printed ABS polymer surfaces. Cold spray is a rapid low-temperature deposition technique...

Wits Commercial Enterprise

There are 1 million upper limb amputees across South Africa, with an estimate of another 5 million in the rest of Africa.  Research has shown that amputees find available prostheses too expensive...

University of Pretoria

This invention is an electronic medical, digital device that computes and grades the stages of Asthma aetiology and severity using wearable biosensors and environmental Nanosensors, with the...

North West University

An innovative Board game/app designed for pre-primary and primary learners for improving children’s maths achievement by focusing on cognitive aspects (maths concepts, metacognition and...

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

slowRedT is an innovation of Cape Peninsula University of Technology that involves a modified release delivery system of rooibos extract (Aspalathus linearis) to be used as a nutraceutical or...

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

BamFibre is a natural, gluten-, lactose- and cholesterol- free soluble and insoluble fibre developed at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.  Bamfibre acts as a stabiliser and...

National Research Foundation

MIIA is a novel build-it-yourself robotics kits and bespoke curricula to teach some of the core concepts of electronics, programming and robotics to learners across a range of grades. The product...

University of the Western Cape

Almost 1 million South African Deaf people use South African Sign Language (SASL) as their primary means of communication as often they cannot speak, read nor read lips in any of the eleven...

University of the Western Cape

iBATECH® is a proudly South African, cost-effective, safe, natural and organic botanical fertiliser and pesticide with promising commercial applications in the agriculture sector. iBATECH® is a...

University of the Western Cape

Baobab LIMS is an African-led innovation that was developed as part of the B3Africa consortium. It is an affordable sample and laboratory management tool for biobanking that has been implemented...

University of Johannesburg

UbuntuBlu is a mobile testing laboratory that is able to conduct on-site standard physic-chemical, basic microbiological and chemical analysis as required by the South African National Standard...

Tshwane University of Technology

The product is a high fat containing feed in vivo animal studies to develop animal models that can be used to study and understand the pathophysiology of chronic diseases such as diabetes and...

University of Venda

Cultural Practices Rendered Safe Human Geophagia, a phenomenon widely practised especially in Africa, is the craving and deliberate ingestion of clayey soils. It is frequently practised by women...

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

The Omega Caro-e emulsion is created through a patent process developed at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. it is used in the production of a range of omega Caro-e products that...

ONKOS Molecular Diagnostics Inc

The mir-THYpe test reduces up to 81% of unnecessary thyroid surgeries.

Up to 68% of the population has Thyroid Nodules. From those, around 30% are classified as "indeterminate": the...

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

Lu-177 n.c.a is a non-carrier added version of Lu-177 which is a Beta emitter with therapeutic properties for the treatment of a wide range of carcinomas.  Lu-177 n.c.a has a higher specific...

Nambu Group (Pty) Ltd

Nambu turns food waste into high quality (insect) protein for use in animal feed. The product is ideally suited for use in the poultry, pig and aquaculture industries, and provides a cost-...

Central University of Technology Innovation Services

Injuries among the elderly especially in old-age homes have been identified to happen during the night visits to lavatory facilities. The Mary Loo addresses this by being a multi-functional...

Agricultural Research Council

The product offers healthy bread naturally fortified by the nutrition of Amaranth. The bread contains high micronutrients including iron, zinc, vitamin A and C from the indigenous Amaranth species...

Agricultural Research Council

The product is a locally produced, cost-effective plant health diagnostic tool. A collection of plant virus antisera is maintained at the Virology unit of ARC-Plant Health and Protection (ARC-PHP...

University of Venda

Cultural Practices Rendered Safe Human Geophagia, a phenomenon widely practised especially in Africa, is the craving and deliberate ingestion of clayey soils. It is frequently practised by women...

North West University

The Medical Screening App is a mobile application which provides fast and accurate screening assistance for any individual. The app currently screens for Vitamin A deficiency, metabolic syndrome...

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