Background

As the global demand for quality pharmaceutical products continues to grow, conventional production platforms are facing severe limitations in terms of scalability, long production times and high costs.

In recent years, the production of heterologous proteins using plant expression...

The North-West University has developed a universal, remote and digital interpretation system for PCR results that allows for point of care diagnosis. A difficulty in times of pandemic, for example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, is that there are large numbers of people requiring testing to identify...

Avril Biopharma can design and manufacture bespoke, gene-based synthetic biology products.  Our business model is focused on simplifying manufacturing for next-generation medical and veterinary products.  We are developing technologies and partnerships to make complex, custom-made, biological

Surfactants are amphipathic molecules with both hydrophilic and hydrophobic moieties that partition preferentially at the interface between fluid phases such as oil/water or air/water interfaces. Such characteristics confer excellent detergency, emulsifying, foaming, and dispersing traits, which...

The collection and preservation of biological material for further DNA and RNA analysis are critical to many biomedical fields, from medical diagnostics to forensics and biodiversity conservation.

The Forensic DNA lab at the University of the Western Cape has developed a novel, proprietary DNA...

Smit & Van Wyk is a specialist Intellectual Property (IP) law firm that deals exclusively with IP law in South Africa and across Africa as a whole. The qualified attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources to give expert legal advice regarding IP portfolio’s and can assist with the filing

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), were...

South Africa harbours the highest number of rape incidents in the world, and sexual assault and rape cases in the entire SADC region are estimated at a minimum of 55 000 cases per year. Crime scene investigations utilise DNA technology on a regular basis. In cases of rape or sexual abuse, male...