University of Cape Town

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...

University of Cape Town

Background:

Cellulose and Chitin are the two most abundant natural biopolymers in the world. Both are characterised as water‑insoluble in their natural states. 

Chitin is a white, hard...

University of Cape Town

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Silicon-based photovoltaic (PV) systems undergo a drop in real-time performance in the field when compared to the predicted “laboratory” performance. The effects of dynamic operational...

Wits Commercial Enterprise

Moulds are hollowed-out blocks that are used as tools for the mass production of parts such as plastic bottles and automotive parts. These moulds are expensive to manufacture and are therefore...

Wits Commercial Enterprise

The technology is a membrane for treating acid mine drainage that is reproducible and can handle large discharges of acid mine drainage. It is suitable for implementation in a filtration cartridge...

Wits Commercial Enterprise

This technology is a high-temperature self-repairing carbide ceramic matrix composite. It is produced using titanium and a porous CfC composite preform matrix. Titanium and the composite preform...

Wits Commercial Enterprise

One of the barriers to increasing microprocessing clock speed is the extreme difficulty to move heat out of the CPU chip. Wits researchers have developed a cold spraying heat exchanger manufacturing...

University of Cape Town

Background:

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a debilitating condition with significant morbidity and mortality characterized by blockage of the upper airway during sleep as a result of collapse of...

University of Cape Town

Central to the wellbeing of any living organism is the nucleus of the cell. It stores and organises genetic information and protects this information from other cellular components. The nucleus also...

University of Cape Town

Platinum chemotherapeutics are used especially in patients with highly metastatic triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC). The chemotherapy is non-selective and toxic causing negative side effects that...

University of Cape Town

A Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase (ADAM10) is a cell-surface-expressed metalloproteinase. It is a type of protein enzyme with a catalytic mechanism involving a metal. Playing a role in various...

Wits Commercial Enterprise

Non-toxic biodegradable wound dressing that releases drugs in response to inflammation and mimics skin cells. This accelerates the healing process and results in minimal scar formation, allowing...