Technology Platforms Programmes

Bioprospecting Platform

The aim of the Bioprospecting Platform is to investigate and harness natural resources for bioactive molecules relevant for the control of HIV and related conditions, and the development of human capital in the disciplines critical for drug development and other disciplines in biotechnology.
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Metagenomics

The Metagenomics Platform also known as Screening Applications and Exploring Novelty in Specialized Environments (SAENSE) is located at the University of the Free State (UFS). The platform was established on the foundation of expertise built by the UFS in microbiology, biochemistry and bioinformatics and had…
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Metabolomics

The Metabolomics Platform is located at the North West University (NWU). The Platform will exploit the application of metabolomics techniques and modelling in order to alleviate inherited health disorders and disorders due to infectious diseases that plague the South African society. It also provides a…
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H3-D

The Drug Discovery and Development (H3-D) platform is focused at delivering drug candidates for clinical development, and becoming Africa’s first integrated drug discovery and development Centre. The Centre aims to bridge the gap between basic and clinical studies by building capabilities required to for drug…
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Centre for Proteomics and Genomics Research (CPGR)

CPGR is an organisation providing state-of-the-art ‘omics’ services to the life science and biotech communities in South Africa. Based in Cape Town, CPGR combine state-of-the-art, information-rich genomic and proteomic technologies with bio-computational pipelines to create fit-for-purpose offerings for customers in academia and industry. The platform…
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Biosafety South Africa

Biosafety South Africa is situated in Somerset West and provides stakeholders with all the necessary guidance, advice and information to help ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements at all the various levels of Genetically Modified (GM) research and development in South Africa. This service includes…
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Bioprocessing

The Bioprocessing Platform, in Umbogintwini KwaZulu Natal, which integrates the functions of the Institute for Diagnostic Research (IDR), can accommodate multidisciplinary projects and tenants at any given point. The platform offers occupancy to clients and their projects as well as technical support in the form…
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