This innovation developed by researchers at Wits University is a neurosponge for the restriction, repair and regeneration of damaged neuronal tissue

Traumatic spinal cord injuries, due to their devastating nature, present several interventional challenges which include: extensive inflammation...

Various techniques are available to locate magnetic bodies buried in the subsurface, particularly when it comes to mining explorations. Existing techniques have restrictions and problems, such as only working with profile data, being restricted to a specific source type, or failing in the presence...

The BASE architecture provides a platform that allows any human or machine resource to self-organise around activities that need them. It is self-improving, incrementally scalable, and adapts to the structure of the organisation. BASE-enabled resources and activities allow traceability, visibility...

We have developed a universal, non-invasive remote condition monitoring system for ventilators.
It provides remote monitoring of a heterogeneous/ multi-brand fleet of ventilators and patients’ respiratory function. In an already stretched healthcare system with limited human resources this will...

Invention

The invention relates to an apparatus for applying foliar spray, and more specifically, but not exclusively, to an apparatus for applying a carbon rich foliar spray. The apparatus includes a means for supplying water to the apparatus in the form of a water tank with a pipe extending...

Invention

The invention relates to a food ink for use in a 3D printing process for the manufacture of food items, using extrusion-based printing techniques.

Problem solved

The printer can make foods with elaborate decorations and designs more easily than doing it by hand. It can enhance...

Invention

A method of extracting scopolamine-rich extracts from local indigenous plant material. Scopolamine is a pharmaceutical ingredient used in the treatment of nausea, motion sickness, vomiting and ophthalmic procedures.

Problem solved

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) companies...

A method of extracting beneficial compounds from moringa for addition in foods, drinks and dietary supplements to increase their vitamin content and their health benefits.

Plants, such as those of the Moringaceae family, contain compounds that have antioxidant and immune-boosting properties which...

Research on animals and pre-industrialized societies conducted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and the University of California, Los Angeles, has shown a strong correlation between Wet Bulb Globe Temperature ((WBGT) – a combination of ambient air temperature and humidity) and...

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, inelastic polysaccharide found primarily in the exoskeleton and internal structures of invertebrates such as...