Two South African Entrepreneurs Create A COVID-19 Test Kit That Provides Results In Just Over An Hour

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This is a good news as COVID-19 test kit that provides results in a little over an hour has been created by entrepreneurs Daniel Ndima and Dineo Lioma of Cape Bio.

The pair are Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellows and heads of Cape Bio, a dynamic applied genomics company and spin-off of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

Ndima, who is the chief executive of CapeBio, said the ability to obtain rapid test results would provide a clearer picture of viral infections so that interventions with greater effectiveness could be done.

Lioma has a master’s degree in micro and nanotechnology enterprise with distinction from Cambridge University in the UK, and aimed to use her expertise to benefit local scientific research.

Daniel Ndima and Dineo Lioma

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