This invention relates to a method of diagnosing tuberculosis by making use of electrical impedance spectroscopy. It relates in particular, to a method of diagnosing tuberculosis by using a novel biomarker presentation vehicle comprising a nanoparticle having isolated mycolic acid of tuberculous...

Africa is the youngest continent on the planet. 22 per cent of Africa’s working-age population are starting businesses – the highest entrepreneurship rate in the world. Therefore, the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award brings together, the need for innovative solutions to support healthcare workers with the power of the young entrepreneurial spirit.

Applicants must be aged between 18-35 at the time of applying for the Award and be a citizen or national of an African country. 

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AfOx-HIP will identify 50 outstanding emerging African researchers and innovators, proposing new solutions for health and facilitate their interaction with partners across Oxford, for the AfOx Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scheme.

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The Next Health Accelerator exists to create Sexual and Health wellness, reaching beyond existing boundaries to ensure women and girls in Africa have access to Sexual and Reproductive Health. It endeavours to disrupt healthcare in Africa with an initial focus on sexual and reproductive and particularly on self-care. NHA selects the best innovators, helps them refine their value proposition and products, provides seed funding and connects them with leading corporations or organizations for value chain access.

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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...

Wits researchers have developed a kit for diagnosing cancer by detecting telomerase activity in cells using functionalized gold nanoparticles. The Ageing Related Disease Diagnostic (ARDD) telomerase assay will ultimately be easier to use, have a potentially longer shelf-life, and avoid the...

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 Stress and Stroke Predictor is a digital prediction tool that uses 3 biomarkers and blood pressure readings to accurately predict and quantify future risk of chronic stress and resulting diabetes, ischemic heart disease and stroke. Using a proprietary algorithm, formulated from 30 years of...

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...