In her book 'Innovation', Sarah Wild mentions that ‘While ‘science’ is the pursuit of knowledge, ‘technology’ is the application of that knowledge, the kind that can be used by people to improve their lives and their circumstances.” RC&I is excited to announce an exhibition to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day starting on 24 April 2017 themed “Improving Lives through Innovation”.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has entered into a landmark partnership with BGM Pharma and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA) to bring a new theranostic called GluCAB to market. The term “theranostics” was coined to define an agent used for diagnosis via imaging followed by therapy, and it’s fast becoming the norm in personalised medicine.
UCT ranked second globally for its innovative MOOCs. The university came in behind the Santa Fe Institute and placed above the likes of Harvard and Yale.
The results were presented in a Class Central analysis, which considered 6 850 courses from over 700 universities.
The Ptosis Crutch is an adjustable crutch for Ocular Myasthenia Gravis (MG) patients which affects eye muscles, resulting in the patients struggling to control and raise their eyelids. This ultimately affects the patient’s vision and current remedies include surgery, medication or the use of a crutch.