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 bottleneck to most of the molecular (PCR) testing is due to lack of nucleic acid extraction kits. Where available, the possibility of automation enhances the speed with which one can access high throughput extraction. Therefore, development and manufacture of efficient extraction reagents is the first step towards pandemic/infectious disease outbreak readiness. The lessons from Covid-19 outbreak should include countries readying themselves against such outbreaks by manufacturing their own reagents and having the ability to ramp up production when necessary. Our product development and

Avril Biopharma’s main focus is rapid development of diagnostic, vaccine and therapeutic products using bioinformatics to design these products and our AdCEV(TM) protein expression technology to produce them inexpensively in hen eggs.
We are using our platform to address the urgent public-health demand for COVID-19 diagnostic testing and safe vaccine production. We are developing simple point-of-care test-kit products including a 5-10 minute saliva test for SARS-CoV-2 infection using components we can make in hen eggs. With our high yields, enough material for thousands of individual tests

The present research focuses on developing a filter performance testing competency of filtering face-piece respirator’s (FFR) at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). This activity is in response to the expected shortage of medical personal protective equipment (PPE) related to the spread of COVID -19 in South Africa. A problem identified is the shortage of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) N95 FFR for medical staff. Consequently, the team at Wits has been designing and prototyping facemasks using rapid prototyping methods to help mitigate the shortage of OEM N95 facemasks.

My innovation gathers real time data of interactions and contact between people as they go about their daily lives. This information is stored in a secure server used by the medical department to protect identity.

When a person who has this app running on their smart phone is tested positive for COVID-19, medical personell can then retrieve their app ID and access the data which will tell them who the person was recently in contact with for the past 31 days.

Through the app a health personel can contact the potentially infected people and find out if they are experiencing any symptoms

AgriViro has developed a portfolio of biopesticides and associated formulation technologies to enable effective, eco-friendly control of economically important insect pests of major crops. AgriViro’s biopesticides have shown excellent efficacy in the laboratory and under field conditions. These...

Life Assay Diagnostics and its partners have developed a simple to use Protein-to-Creatine (PrCr) radiometric urine dipstick test. The PrCr urine dipstick test consists of two detection pads that have been specifically formulated to detect protein and creatinine in urine with specific concentrations...

Antimonia is an easy to use, reliable and robust point of care diagnostic device, which uses nucleic acid amplification techniques to differentiate between bacterial and viral pneumonia in 40 minutes during diagnosis. The combination of high sensitivity and specificity provides excellent diagnostic...

A reserved parking system that is access controlled through GPS communication and intelligence that can determine a smart phone’s position and automatically open a motorised barrier. The system will enable persons with disability to use any QPark parking space countrywide.

This Integrated Algal Ponding System (IAPS) is capable of treating wastewater from multiple sources, including industrial, abattoir, tannery, winery, distillery, acid mine drainage waste and domestic sewage wastewater. The IAPS treats, recovers and reuses water, yielding high quality disinfected...