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

AlertCent is an ICT Health Care Management system that keeps healthcare professionals in medical facilities, such as frail cares close to their patients by allowing for fast, easy, and secure patient observations recording, monitoring, management, and reporting. This is done through the use of...

iResponse is an AI-driven digital health platform designed to implement preventive health diagnostics, improve patient care, send out early warning and alert notification, track, predict, analyse and deal with COVID-19 infectious disease threat in Nigeria.
It helps better the human condition and bring about a better future to Nigerians using Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data analytics and digital technologies to manage and quarantine the exposed person, and deal with the pandemic in Nigeria.

CAD4Silicosis is an artificial intelligence software, which assists users to detect silicosis. It is the only AI tool that is able to ‘select either silicosis or silicotuberculosis among no-silicosis chest radiographs (CXRs) (normal and TB)’ and, scores a digital X-ray image between 0 and 100. The...

Seeing the need for devices to assist people suffering from Covid-19 and other diseases, a multi-disciplinary team of innovative young engineers from HedgeSA in Port Elizabeth has halted their projects to develop a low-cost bag-mask ventilator. The device addresses the urgent need for a low-cost non...

The Sanititise-O-Ring is a wearable sanitizer dispensing bangle. 
It's affordability and ease-of-use makes it perfect for use by school children, health workers, general workers and the public. 
It is mandatory to have sanitizer at the entrance of shops, but what about other potential forms and places of infection such as money, public transport and toilets, door knobs and stairway railing just to name a few. 
It is crucial to have sanitizer with us at all times, but sanitizer bottles can be uncomfortable to carry around and can easily be forgotten. If you wear a Sanitise-O-Ring, you will

The Reference R-GLSD

The CSIR developed Reference Geo-location spectrum database (R-GLSD) is full-fledged and market oriented regulatory reference spectrum database. The R-GLSD gives any national spectrum regulator the capability to have full control of the national spectrum resources band per...

The profitability of injection moulding is largely based on machine time, and of course dwell times when components are molded. With conventional machining processes tooling can only be as complex as the machining process allows, and cooling only as much as it is possible to create channels with...

Almost 1 million South African Deaf people use South African Sign Language (SASL) as their primary means of communication as often they cannot speak, read nor read lips in any of the eleven official spoken/textual languages. This multi-ethnic group comprises Deaf South Africans who are largely...

A secure storage trolley for tablet computers which allows for them to be charged.