Scientists can find it tough to turn a great idea or innovation into a successful business.
Science and business don't often go together, but that's changing as more scientists realise that their best ideas can be commercialised.
South African scientists have found a way to single out the problematic parts of the bacteria causing TB that results in drug resistance.
African scientists have developed and patented a test for TB that overcomes two major challenges with current methods: it delivers quick results and is much cheaper.
Africa’s future looks bright – if it embraces its many innovators.
There are plenty of innovators, scientists and inventors in Africa doing remarkable work today. So why does the myth of Africa being devoid of scientific innovators persist?
The original antigenic sin has made fighting diseases really difficult.
Innovative initiative aims to inspire pupils on the continent to take up careers in science.
A new real-time measuring buoy can change the way the maritime industry operates.
Enhanced data collection capabilities will ensure that information collected from the coastline will be seamless.
Nanotechnology that can detect illnesses will become available next year.
A novel approach to detect bacterial infections in 10-15 minutes is expected to become commercially available next year.
Hydrocephalus is the build-up of fluid pressure which compresses the brain and causes the skull to enlarge.
Much research has been focused on finding a non-invasive way to measure pressure in the brain, which is an important part of accurately diagnosing neurosurgical conditions.
Misaki Wayengera working on his rapid diagnostic test.
Unless African governments put their money where their mouths are, innovative advances from young scientists on the continent will be stifled.