The CSIR's 76 year-plus track record is one of many technological innovations and successful interventions. All of these breakthroughs and highlights first started as a project or part of a project in one of our laboratories or research groups. Read more about ongoing or recently completed CSIR projects.
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The CSIR has developed a ‘movable type’ high-throughput microarray printing technology that can compress several individual RNA-interference (RNAi) experiments onto a single glass slide.
This project is based on the investigation of human microbiome in the South African population and using this to quantify/describe the specific microbiomes present in South Africans.
Adverse drug reactions caused by our population being prescribed ‘one-size-fits-all’ treatment regimens are costing the South African government and private medical insurers a significant amount of
The CSIR has developed solvent-free ‘green’ encapsulation technologies for sensitive actives used in animal and human health such as probiotics, proteins, vaccines, drugs, vitamins and bioactive pl
The CSIR together with the Medical Research Council, have developed and tested a low-cost Doppler ultrasound device that aims to place Doppler technology at the primary healthcare level.
Research has shown that unique African genetic variants in hepatic metabolism genes alter the efficiency of drug metabolism and, thus, drug response.
Modern healthcare systems are dependent on reliable electronic systems to keep patient records, facilitate fast clinical decision-making and ensure efficient communication between healthcare profes
The CSIR, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria, is working on developing a feasible prototype diagnostic devices to supplement existing technologies for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis wher