Sample application: Plant therapywww.biopher.com
BioPher™ (Pty) Ltd develops and commercialises bioagricultural products. The company is in the business of increasing harvesting yields by using novel concepts in agriculture. Established in 2008, it manufactures, markets and distributes AnnGro®, a product based on the Pheroid® technology. AnnGro® is used to improve the uptake of inorganic fertilizer by incorporation into liquid macro-element fertilizer as a nutrient uptake enhancer.
The product is registered under Act 36 of 1947 as an adjuvant (L9443) with similar registrations in a number of countries. It has been used with success by large and small-scale farmers with the largest export currently to China. A second product, CoatgroTM for dry fertilizer is undergoing evaluation in the field. The Technology Innovation Agency is supporting a current investigation by Biopher™ into the use of Pheroid® and similar formulation technologies, for use in pesticides.
Sample application: Peptide drugs, therapeutic proteins & cannabinoidswww.bgmpharma.co.za
BGM Pharmaceuticals is a privately-owned Biotechnology company from South Africa. BGM Pharmaceuticals' current focus areas include: oncology; dermatology; infectious diseases (including HIV & TB); immunology; opthalmology; over-the-counter Medication.
Their portfolio of products and healthcare technologies used are carefully selected to meet the health-related needs of healthcare practitioners and patients on the continent of Africa. BGM and it's technology partners are also developing a significant portfolio of Theranostics based on novel Radiopharmaceuticals aimed at the global cancer and immunology markets.
Sample Application: Various
Formul8 Pharma (Pty) Ltd is a small company addressing a large gap in the pharmaceutical industry in South Africa. Their main business is developing and compounding pharmaceutical products exclusively for, and directly to specialists in the various expert fields of healthcare. Pharmaceutical compounding is the art and science of preparing personalised medication for patients.
Nothing that Formul8 does is generic – the concept is new, the medication is tailor-made, effective and specific to the need of every individual patient.
Sample application: Variouswww.nativa.co.za
Nativa operates in the alternative and complementary health market in South Africa since 1999. Their purpose is “To enrich peoples’ lives by delivering the highest quality alternative and natural health care solutions to all”. Nativa’s approach is to develop high quality complementary products that target specific consumer needs, while complying with regulatory requirements. Nativa does this by combining the best that science and nature have to offer. Nativa employs close to 200 people and proudly markets 18 brands covering over 180 products.
Sample application: Various www.necsa.co.za
Necsa is a state-owned company responsible for undertaking and promoting Research & Development in the field of nuclear energy and radiation sciences. They are also responsible for processing source material, including uranium enrichment, and co-operating with other institutions, locally and abroad, on nuclear and related matters.
Until recently, Necsa engaged in commercial business mainly through its wholly-owned commercial subsidiaries NTP Radioisotopes SOC Ltd (NTP), who are responsible for a range of radiation-based products and services for healthcare, life sciences and industry, and Pelchem SOC Ltd (Pelchem), who supplies fluorine and fluorine-based products. Necsa is now also in the business of developing novel radiopharmaceutical products and has joined the Pheroid® Cluster Incubator in that capacity.
The PCDDP is a state-of-the-art facility, established in 2011 and situated on the Potchefstroom campus of the North-West University in South Africa. The platform is equipped with highly sophisticated equipment and the environmental control necessary for preclinical and clinical development, as well as the development of novel dosage forms for healthcare products.
Qualified professionals are able to conduct various types of preclinical and clinical studies of new products being developed, as South Africa rises to the challenge of building a vibrant pharmaceutical industry. This includes the small scale production of pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, phytomedicines, supplements as well as other botanically derived medicines.
The PCDDP is a place where excellence is pursued, where excitement about the innovation is palpable and where the gap between pharmaceutical and phytochemical research & development and the market are being closed.
The North-West University, where the PCDDP resides, is the intellectual property holder of Pheroid® technology, with research and development licenses to the members.
Sample application: Skin creams and beauty treatments
Golden Rewards 1497 CC is a South African company dealing with cosmetic products and treatments. Golden Rewards’ vision is an innovative product line containing a number of high-quality and clinically evaluated cosmetic products. Golden Rewards focuses on personal attention, quality and results in an elegant environment since they believe that beauty is more than skin deep. Their product line, Ore'a, a range of facial skin care products, is currently in the process of being launched to the South African market.