The cluster has the expertise to assist with the various product development stages including formulation, pilot batch manufacturing, clinical or field trials, upscaled manufacturing and product quality control. This expertise available in the Pheroid® Cluster Incubator is believed to be unique in South Africa and Africa.
At a central facility in Potchefstroom, the first specialised units of the Pheroid Cluster are currently being installed at the first biotechnology manufacturing pod in Potchefstroom in the North West Province. This is an excellent example of two government departments taking hands with members from both the industry and education sectors to develop home-grown technology into manufacturing which can stimulate the economy. The development of this system was funded and supported by the Departments of Science and Technology (DST), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the North-West University over the past 11 years.