North-West University

Conventional narrow-bandwidth low-noise amplifiers (LNA’s) can achieve noise figures close to the theoretical minimum noise figure of the high electron mobility transistor  (HEMT) devices that are...

North-West University

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...

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

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...

University of Johannesburg

This invention pertains to a method for chemically synthesising novel classes of silver complexes that target specific forms of cancer with demonstrable anticancer activity in cell culture (in vitro)...

Wits Commercial Enterprise

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...

Wits Commercial Enterprise

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...

Wits Commercial Enterprise

Wits researchers have developed a compound for the treatment of age-related diseases, such as cancer and cellular ageing. The compound occurs naturally in the body, and reduces the effects of...

Wits Commercial Enterprise

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...

University of the Western Cape

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...

University of the Western Cape

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.

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University of the Western Cape

The risk of occupational exposure to aerosolised bio-contaminants (potentially pathogenic viruses, bacteria and yeasts) in dentistry and the dental office environment has been highlighted in the...

University of the Western Cape

The skin represents the first physical barrier to protect our bodies from harmful toxins, pathogens and dangerous environmental factors and plays an important role in social and visual experiences...