Closing date: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019
A short description of the information call.

Advancing Healthcare Innovation Africa (AHIA) is now accepting applications from African healthcare innovators for the 2019 conference in Johannesburg. 

 

 

The invention is an elongated cylindrical body formed of a material string, which is inserted between the buttocks, it is intended to absorb bacteria and sweat that remains behind after wiping the anus path. Further, the invention has a mechanism which reduces the sound when passing gas and...

The Augmented Reality Platform is a cost-effective and practical design in concept; many fields of engineering were consulted, with the emphasis being on developing a mechatronic design domain.  The design complexity relies on the typical encounters of day to day tasks of wheeled mobility...

The invention relates to walk-assist apparatus, which can be used by people having difficulty walking (e.g. the elderly). In addition, the apparatus can also be used in rehabilitation, where patients can use the apparatus to improve or train their walking. The apparatus utilises a type of “...

The Assistive Driving Control System (ADCS) developments mainly consist of an embedded controller that will assist the driver in navigating slippery surfaces and angled trajectories. The ADCS will further prevent possible wheelchair tipping and collisions with objects. The ADCS may be used on...

The UCT invention describes a method and point of care test for diagnosing symptomatic and asymptomatic sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bacterial vaginosis (BV). STIs and BV cause inflammation in the female genital tract. In resource-limited settings, BV and STIs are managed according...

Plant Produced Biologics Cape Bio Pharms (CBP) is an exciting company to commercialise the biotechnology developed by the Biopharming Research Unit at UCT. CBP's aim is to develop a world-class commercial-scale capability in RSA for the production of patented plant-produced enzymes, diagnostic...

We have developed a technology, which relates to an enriched extract and single active compound from rooibos tea. This compound has a demonstrable effect against a variety of metabolic disorders, a major worldwide health threat. The SAMRC has generated substantial in vitro and in vivo data on...

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...

The Sports Injury GeneScreen is a non-diagnostic DNA test consisting of eight DNA sequence variants within five clinically useful genes associated with the risk of sustaining common tendon and ligament injuries. The genetic test is performed in conjunction with a physical activity history and a...

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