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South African cattle diagnostic test eyes global markets
15 June 2018
Cattle farmers can now test their animals on the spot for brucellosis, a highly infectious disease that threatens both bovine and human life. Much like a pregnancy test, the new diagnostic tool, developed by LifeAssay Diagnostics and supported...
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Meet the new SANBio/BioFISA II Interns
4 June 2018
Meet Kelebohile Faith Sedieane, our new member to the SANBio team. Born and bred from the Free State, Bloemfontein, having previously worked as a journalist for community newspapers, Kelebohile joins the team as a Communications Intern. She curren...
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Cosmeceuticals take centre stage
1 June 2018
Human health and specialised bio-products was the order of the day at this year’s South Africa edition of the FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme (Season 2) – Phase 1 Business Training and Pitching competition, arranged by SANBio in partnership w...
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Celebrating indigenous crops in Africa for our health and wellbeing
25 May 2018
Despite some of the challenges that exist within the development initiatives towards female entrepreneurship, African women are beating the odds and defying the obstacles in the bio-business field. This was evident at the first tr...
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New African forensic genotyping kit will help bring down sexual predators
16 May 2018
A BioFISA II grant has helped Inqaba Biotec and the University of the Western Cape achieve their goal of creating a better, cheaper forensic kit...
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Back to basics – revisiting indigenous crops for nutritional security
2 May 2018
Africa is the most diverse population of humans in the world in terms of genetics, language and culture. It is no secret that with the advert of modernity and the associated challenges with it, some of the solutions could be hidden deep in the cul...