• Biopark@Gauteng
  • Biopark@Gauteng Overview
  • Focus Areas
  • Service Offerings
  • Who can apply?
  • How can I apply?
  • Biopark@Gauteng Companies
  • Partners/Sponsors

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Biopark@Gauteng
The BioPark@Gauteng is a result of the collaborative efforts between The Innovation Hub Management Company (TIHMC), the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD), the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED) and eGoliBio. 
Biopark@Gauteng Overview

BioPark@Gauteng is a biosciences incubator that offers opportunities for commercialization to early stage biotech companies by providing business development support. Located at The Innovation Hub science and technology park, BioPark@Gauteng leverages off the Maxum Business Incubator and eGoliBio Life Sciences Incubator for physical and virtual incubation of the biotech companies.


Focus Areas

Agricultural Biotechnology

  • Agro-/food-processing
  • Bioprocessing
  • ICT-based logistics and sensor technologies

Health Biotechnology

  • Biopharmaceuticals and Biosimilars
  • Medical devices and diagnostics
  • Indigenous knowledge-based nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals

Industrial /Environment

  • Energy & water efficient tools and procedures
  • Water and wastewater biotechnology
  • Bio-based products such as biopesticides and biofertilisers
 
Service Offerings
  • Business advisory support 
  • Monthly mentorship sessions
  • Value-added services: Intellectual property, technical and legal
  • Finance administration support services
  • Access to market reports and soft-landing opportunities 
  • Workshops, short-courses and conferences 
  • Access to our networks 
  • Free internet connectivity
  • Access to seed funding: GAP innovation competition and Start-up Support Programme
  • Physical incubation: at subsidised rates.
 
Who can apply?
  • Late stage (past proof of concept) research technologies from Universities, Research Councils, 
  • Independent inventors, 
  • Community based organisations, 
  • Existing businesses 
Both high and low technologies are welcome 
How can I apply?
Biopark@Gauteng Companies

BioPark@Gauteng currently incubates 20 pre-commercial and commercial companies.

Company Name Product Description Sector Website
Skotts & Riddle

Skotts & Riddle develops, manufactures, markets and distributes alternative beverages such as energy drinks, beauty and sleep enhancers, fortified waters and sports drinks.

Bioprocessing

www.skott-riddle.com

MABU Casing Soils (Pty) Ltd manufactures eco-friendly, natural casing soil for the button mushroom industry.

Agricultural Biotech

www.mabucasing.co.za

Look See Do provides remote presence solutions using low bandwidth, Augmented Reality and other apps to assist semi-skilled individuals to increase their productive capacity especially in areas that have poor telecommunication infrastructure.

ICT Based Medical device technology

www.looksee.do
Zanalytix

Zanalytix is a contract analytical and consulting laboratory specialising in pharmaceutical, bio-analytical, food and related services. We provide post-importation testing services, herbal medicinal product (HMP), research and development and pharmacokinetic, bioequivalence and late phase clinical studies. We also provide food sanitary testing and water and waste water analysis for SMEs, corporates and municipalities.

Pharmaceutical, Food and Agricultural Biotech

www.zanalytix.co.za

UBA BIOLOGIX develops acid mine drainage equipment based on microbes instead of chemicals to extract harmful heavy metals and radioactive metals from mine effluents. The company also manufactures in-vitro diagnostics (IVDs) –Rapid test kits for various diseases; typhoid, malaria and others.

Health Biotech and Wastewater Biotechnology

www.ubabiologix.co.za

XS Health develops high-quality organic supplements ranging from antibiotics, weight loss accelerators to libido boosters.

Biopharmaceuticals

www.xshealth.co.za

Manufacture skin care products that are anti-ageing and help diminish the appearance of Stretch marks, Blemishes, wrinkles and evens out skin tone. Products available at Checkers, Dischem, Makro and selected Pick n Pay stores.

Cosmeceuticals

www.biolotion.co.za

Southern Accomplish Projects operates a sunflower oil packaging plant. Oil branded as “Africa oil”, & sold to pick n Pay franchise stores, restaurants and the informal market

Agro-processing

www.southernaccomplish.co.za

Syringa Bioscience develops natural medicines with fast healing effects, soil development products, MEOF & MEOF X, natural pesticides and perfumes from alien invasive plants - IAPs. It also manufactures hydrogen devices for agriculture, domestic and industrial purposes.

Agricultural Biotech

www.syringabio.net

Altis Biologics has developed the first injectable porcine derived BMP medical device in the world - an innovative product for the treatment of bone injuries and voids through the use of a regenerative biological implant. OBM is the World's first injectable regenerating bone graft substitute.

Health Biotech

www.altisbiologics.com

Khepri Innovations uses entomology, engineering and biotechnology to solve problems in the agriculture, health and research sectors. The company produces high protein animal feed from fly larvae.

Agricultural Biotech

www.khepri.co.za

Nervitol™ is an innovative multipurpose topical rinse for toothache and inflamed gums, without ingestion. It is ideal for use in dental pain emergencies after-hours/waiting rooms or regions with poor health infrastructure.

Health Biotech

www.nervitol.co.za

OptimusBio™ produces a variety of earth- friendly biological based products using technology licensed from the CSIR. Products are used for domestic and commercial cleaning, water treatment and rural sanitation, agriculture and aquaculture.

Bio-based products

www.optimusbio.com

Touch Prosthetics develops the Touch Hand, a high-end low-cost prosthetic hand that is designed to suit each amputee's needs. The Touch Hand is compatible to work with cutting edge prosthetic technology such as sensory feedback.

Health Biotech

touchhand.wordpress.com

MARTI TBD is a subsidiary company owned by the University of Pretoria. MARTI is the only TB diagnostic that uses a single drop of blood to detect active TB regardless of the patient’s status. The results are available in less than an hour.

Medical Devices and Diagnostics

N/A
Smart Spot

Smart Spot is a spin-out company for the University of the Witwatersrand. The Smart Spot team has developed a unique and effective way of verifying the functionality of the TB diagnostic equipment, leading to improved accuracy in TB diagnostics. This reduces chances of false negatives and inappropriate diagnosis, which both lead to loss of lives.

Medical Devices and Diagnostics

N/A
CandidaFree Natural

CandidaFree Natural is an anti-fungal oral rinse and topical gel, based on an indigenous plant extract to treat oral and vaginal candidiasis. The disease is commonly found in patients with compromised immune systems such as HIV and cancer patients. This is an invention from the University of Pretoria.

Health Biotech

N/A
S-Tip

Development of an ear-cleaning bud made of a different material and design to the conventional cotton bud ear cleaner. The invention minimizes ear damage and compression of ear wax further into the ear.

Health Biotech

N/A
Mashudu Medicals

Development of innovative ear prosthetics, with improved audibility and less damage to patients.

Health Biotech

N/A
Synbo

Synbo is a Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) invented and patented sour maize beverage enhanced with probiotics which are known for their health benefits.

Agro-processing

N/A

 

Partners/Sponsors

The BioPark@Gauteng is a result of the collaborative efforts between The Innovation Hub Management Company (TIHMC), Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD), Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED) and eGoliBio. eGoliBio has wide expertise in virtual incubation through its partnership with Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA).

The Infrastructure development was funded by the Department of Trade and Industries (DTi) through the Incubation Support Programme and the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA)