UCT Diagnostic Innovations at Africa Health 2019
RC&I exhibited a number of different diagnostic technologies at the Africa Health 2019 conference and exhibition that was held at Gallagher Estate, Midrand.
Team UCT Represented at a Workshop on Translation of Health Innovations
Team UCT Represented at a Workshop on Translation of Health Innovations
A team of young University of Cape Town researchers attended a workshop on Translational Research, Health Innovation and Commercialization in Durban.
Four women innovators to watch at UCT
Universities are conducive to innovation, as researchers and students dedicate themselves to the act of problem-solving through research. Over the past few years, UCT has been central to an array of practical innovations that have been implemented...
World IP Day – Reach for Gold
This year’s World IP Day campaign focused on sport and IP, exploring how innovation, creativity and IP rights encourage and protect innovations that support the development of sport and its enjoyment around the world.
Electronic Lab Notebooks
RCI has produced hard copy laboratory notebooks a number of years, but especially in certain research areas an electronic notebook is now preferable.


Friday, 29 May 2020
Harnessing plant power to curb COVID-19

Here’s a different reason for tobacco to be in the news. Cape Bio Pharms, a biotech company with its origins in the Biopharming Research Unit (BRU) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), has joined the global effort to create a fast and affordable antibody test for COVID-19, using a relative of the tobacco plant.

Publication Date:
Fri, 29 May 2020 - 12:00
Production of safe, affordable bottle spacers ramped up

UCT alumni have designed a rig to increase production of the bottle spacers that administer metred medication dosages to patients

Publication Date:
Mon, 18 May 2020 - 12:30
Developing a vaccine for COVID-19

As COVID-19 infection and morbidity rates increase around the globe, a number of companies and academic institutions have entered the race to develop a vaccine to protect us from the lethal virus. Creating a vaccine is, however, a complex process and could take several months, if not years.

Publication Date:
Wed, 22 Apr 2020 - 10:00
RC&I Operations During COVID-19 Shut Down

The South African national shutdown commenced on 27 March 2020 and will continue for 21 days.  During this period RC&I staff will be working remotely and essentially all functions will be operating as normal. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 - 14:15