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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The development of a mobile molecular diagnostic device, the Akili MDx, to assist healthcare professionals with accurate diagnostics in the lab and in-field.The Akili MDx is in development and will assist in quick & early pathogen detection at a genetic level of HIV, Influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and future...

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Testing for the SARS-CoV-2 infection currently has a significant impact on clinical laboratories globally concerning capacity building; scale-up of testing, stock-out of laboratory supplies, and high cost of reagents. The Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) recommended by the World...

The invention relates to a process for producing protein microparticles in dilute organic acid solutions and without the presence of an alcohol such as ethanol. The microparticles are formed by dissolving a cereal prolamin protein in a concentrated organic acid solution with agitation and then...

Afrobodies specialises in the production of recombinant alpaca antibodies. Our antibodies are currently used in a variety of sectors such as Life science research, immunodiagnostics and agriculture. A fourth sector that our antibodies will be used is immunotherapy. Recombinant alpaca antibodies are...

Chronic wounds, as well as severe burns, are linked with pain, infection, amputations, hospitalization and, ultimately, death. Also, treating such illness involve extremely high costs to both the patients themselves and the public health system. In Situ is a healthcare technology-based startup that...