The development of a mobile molecular diagnostic device, the Akili MDx, to assist healthcare professionals with accurate diagnostics in the lab and in-field.The Akili MDx is in development and will assist in quick & early pathogen detection at a genetic level of HIV, Influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and future...

Sinapi Biomedical, in partnership with PATH, has developed the Ellavi uterine balloon tamponade (UBT), an affordable, pressure-controlled device, which can be used to reduce maternal mortality in low resource settings. A recent research study has shown that the use of a low-cost UBT in African...

Umbiflow is a medical device that measures the resistance index (RI) in the umbilical cord of a foetus. Plotting the RI against gestational age, a single reading can be used to determine the level of risk of the pregnancy. This is achieved by a continuous wave Doppler apparatus consisting of a hand...

Medical 3D Printing Pipeline

The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Division of Biomedical Engineering (UCT BME) strives to create cost-effective designs and use innovative materials to ‘3D print’ medical devices, especially with the aim of solving unmet clinical needs identified. UCT has the...