Magnetic beads nucleic acid extraction technology
Overview of innovation
The bottleneck to most of the molecular (PCR) testing is due to lack of nucleic acid extraction kits. Where available, the possibility of automation enhances the speed with which one can access high throughput extraction. Therefore, development and manufacture of efficient extraction reagents is the first step towards pandemic/infectious disease outbreak readiness. The lessons from Covid-19 outbreak should include countries readying themselves against such outbreaks by manufacturing their own reagents and having the ability to ramp up production when necessary. Our product development and manufacturing is one such step towards self sufficiency in infectious disease readiness.
Name of Developer
Tokabio (Pty) Ltd
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Technology Readiness Level
Technology readiness level 7
Type of Intellectual Property protection