Forensic cover
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...
SPGRC training participants
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...
PCR
SANBio mobility grant grows capacity and collaboration in Namibian animal disease research
26 April 2018
Mr Eduard Roos, a PhD candidate at Stellenbosch University in South Africa recently received a...
Funding and growth
Finding funding opportunities to start and grow your biobusiness
17 April 2018
The 2018 NEPAD SANBio Annual Event saw researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors gather at the CSIR in Pretoria to consider the state of bioscience commercialisation and the funding for it. While investors came fishing for the next big idea to...
Mealworms
I4F project turns mealworms into sustainable food products
4 April 2018
Insects For Feed, Food and Fertiliser (I4F), a flagship project funded by NEPAD SANBio through the BioFISA II programme, is turning highly nutritious yellow mealworms into animal feed, food and other products. When you think of...
SANBio Summer School participants
SANBio Summer School teaches the business of clinical research in Africa
20 March 2018
Can clinical research have a business dimension? SANBio’s most recent Summer School, held on 25-26 February 2018 in Pretoria, brought together 28 students from 10 SADC countries to learn about the business of clinical research from res...