Specialists in recombinant protein production & bioprocessing services

Driven by the global requirement for improved in vitro diagnostics. Our current range of highly purified recombinant proteins are used in the manufacture of diagnostic test kits for point of care rapid diagnostics, and research institutions. We offer a variety of protein expression platforms along with a host of other protein services, including protein refolding and structural biology analysis.  With our proprietary technology, we are able to deliver highly stable and functionally active recombinant proteins.

 We proudly boast:

  • ISO13485 certification
  • The first of it’s kind in Africa
  • Proprietary technology, facilitating the delivery of recombinant proteins in native functional conformations.
  • Customised protein design and delivery services.
  • Local & international customer base (testimonials)
  • End-user support – assistance with applications including assay design, optimisation and protein conjugation

Executive Team

Dr Alexio Capovilla

Dr Alexio Capovilla

Chief Scientific Officer

Qualifications
BSc(Hons) (Molecular Medicine and Haematology) – University of the Witwatersrand.
Ph.D. (Molecular Biology) – University of the Witwatersrand Medical School.
P.D.M. – Wits Business School.

Summary of Experience
In 2005, Alexio was appointed to the Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology and co-director of the HIV Pathogenesis Research Laboratory (HPRL). Here he used extensive experience gained in virological research to pursue a budding interest in the biology of HIV. At HPRL, he began investigating various aspects of the mechanism of HIV-1 entry into host cells, research that is directly applicable to the development of novel HIV-1 therapeutic compounds, vaccine immunogens and recombinant diagnostic products. Alexio’s research career has involved temporary positions at collaborating laboratories in France (Laboratoire du Radiosensibilite, Commisariat a l’Energie Atomique (CEA), Paris) and Sweden (Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Medical Nobel Institute, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm).

Dr Jenny Leslie

Dr Jenny Leslie

Chief Operation Officer

Qualifications
1st Class BSc Hons. Microbiology – Glasgow University
PhD Virology – Glasgow University (Medical Research Council)
Diploma in Information Technology – Glasgow University

Summary of laboratory experience
Dr Leslie graduated with a first class honours degree in Microbiology from the University of Glasgow in 1991.  She continued her studies in Glasgow at the Institute of Virology – receiving a PhD in 1996. Her PhD investigated the factors that influence the incorporation of proteins into the HSV-1 tegument. Bacterial DNA was engineered into the HSV-I virus particle that was expressed at high levels within the viral particles and also retained functionality. The implications were exciting in terms of the development of recombinant viral particles able to deliver proteins across the blood brain barrier, as well as the identification of novel protein/protein interactions & cellular transport mechanisms.

Mr Paul Anley

Mr Paul Anley

Non-executive Chairman

Qualifications
Paul has a B.Pharm Degree from Rhodes University and an MBA from the University of Cape Town.

Summary of Experience
Paul held senior positions at South Africa Druggist (now Aspen Pharmacare) and Warner-Lambert (now Pfizer). Role and responsibilities include leadership, strategic direction, business performance and financial management. Paul is founder and Managing Director of PharmaDynamics.

Mr Tommy Scott

Mr Tommy Scott

Non-executive director

Qualifications
Tommy has a B.Pharm degree as well as a B.Sc. Hon (Pharmacology) from North West University.

Summary of Experience
Tommy held positions at Adcock Ingram, Glaxo Wellcome (now Glaxo SmithKline) and Warner-Lambert (now Pfizer). Role and responsibilities include in-licensing of new products, relationship management with alliance partners and logistics management. Tommy is currently the Business Development Director at PharmaDynamics.

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