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...

Wits Commercial Enterprise

Tungsten carbides coatings are used in drills and cutting tools to provide a desirable operational lifetime of the coatings in use, as they have enhanced mechanical and wear properties. They are...

Wits Commercial Enterprise

The novel solar trough plant receiver is customizable based on the solar field needs, providing improvements in the harnessing of solar energy. Unlike conventional parabolic trough solar systems, it...

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...

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 Cape Town

Background

Leak detection and management is an important topic in the management of water distribution systems. Various instruments and measurement techniques have been developed to identify the...

North-West University

This invention relates to the use of free L-proline in the preparation of a supplement, and to a supplement so prepared, as well as a method using such a supplement for supplementing the concentration...

University of KwaZulu-Natal

The problem of Striga infestation is increasing disproportionately in the sorghum growing areas of Africa, especially in drier regions of the continent. The infestation particularly affects...

University of KwaZulu-Natal

In South Africa and around the world, electrical utilities are required to inspect power lines and their immediate environment to ensure safe and reliable operation of the electrical network. Such...

Wits Commercial Enterprise

There are approximately 1 million upper limb amputees across South Africa, with an estimate of another 5 million in the rest of Africa.  Amputees find available prostheses too expensive, uncomfortable...

Wits Commercial Enterprise

Monitoring location and activities of miners underground, as well as environmental information, is essential to ensure miner safety. Information transmission systems currently used in underground...