Monitoring location and activities of miners, as well as environmental information, is essential to ensure miner safety, with current information transmission systems used in underground mines not cost-effectively delivering on this need.  Visible Light Communication (VLC) and Power Line...

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 official spoken/textual languages. This multi-ethnic group comprises Deaf South Africans who are largely...

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 in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), who previously (due in part to financial constraints),...

The CrpeNPV is a microbial biological control agent that is used as a biopesticide for the control of tortrid pests in high-value fruit crop production. The final formulated product has been proven to be as effective as synthetic chemical products and does not have the negative effects...

This technology is a spontaneous combustion hazard management tool with the unique ability to determine the self-combustion propensity of both coal and coal shales. Unlike adiabatic testing procedures which involve raising the temperature of coal samples, this new tool performs the assessment...

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 which can be used to coat surfaces of varying sizes to achieve desirable surface properties.

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The need for accurate, rapid and sensitive detection of bio-molecules is becoming ever more pressing. The aforementioned are needed in several industries,  ranging from clinical diagnostics and screening to assessing microbial contamination in water and even plant disease diagnostics, to name...

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 have been specifically formulated to detect protein and creatinine in urine with specific...

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 low resource settings. A recent research study has shown that the use of a low-cost UBT in African...

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 minutes during diagnosis. The combination of high sensitivity and specificity provides excellent...

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