Researchers at Stellenbosch University have developed a groundbreaking new polymer having permanent antimicrobial properties. The compound can be spun into nanofibers for the production of filter elements or membranes, which successfully filter out micro-organisms and eliminate harmful bacteria.

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Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most frequent neurodegenerative disease of motor activity, with more than 10 million people worldwide suffering from the disease. One of the major causes of PD is a shortage of dopamine, which is important to motor functioning in the body. Additionally, in PD, a...

Atherosclerosis is a chronic, progressive disease which involves the blockage of the arteries, and is the major form of cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is often comorbid with obesity, insulin resistance and/or diabetes. This disease is the result of the formation of atherosclerotic plaques which...

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

Diagnosis of a disease typically includes testing of patient samples on an appropriate diagnostic platform, and it is necessary to perform proficiency testing of these platforms regularly, so as to assure the accuracy of the results,  Professor Kana and his team at Wits have developed proficiency...

Treating relatively fine bone fractures is challenging, as mechanisms to promote and correct bone growth used in large fractures are not suitable. Wits researchers have developed an injectable compound which is liquid at room temperature and becomes solid at body temperature that meets this need. It...

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...

The Innovation and Health Summit provides the platform for experts, specialists, researchers, investors, developers and innovators related to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and related innovation and technology provides a great opportunity to cross-reference and share solutions with a broad...

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