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Shortcourse: Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for Food & Pharmaceutical Products, dates: 12 – 13 September 2019

By Martin Nieuwoudt | 20th Jul 2019 | 0 Comments

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Short course: Aseptic Processing in the Manufacture of Biotech & Pharmaceutical Products

By Martin Nieuwoudt | 20th Jul 2019 | 0 Comments

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Medical Device Regulation 2-week short course

By Martin Nieuwoudt | 20th Jul 2019 | 0 Comments

The IBE in partnership with the Western Cape Medical Device Cluster will be presenting a Medical Device Regulation 2-week duration short course. This will cover all aspects of Regulation and Legislation in the South African and International domain. This is a ‘must attend’ for people from Industry and students intending to enter it in the…

Welcome Cornel de Jongh

By Martin Nieuwoudt | 24th Jun 2019 | 0 Comments

We are very excited to welcome Cornel de Jongh to the BERG team. Cornel starts on 3 June 2019. Cornel is an alumnus of BERG receiving his master’s degree back in 2007. Cornel then spent 12 years in the biomedical engineering industry, most notably as biomedical engineering project manager at Leatt Corporation for the last…

Novel Screening Tool for ADHD (The PANDA Project)

By Martin Nieuwoudt | 24th Jun 2019 | 0 Comments

Members of the Biomedical Engineering Research Group at Stellenbosch University have developed a novel screening tool for ADHD amongst children. The project team comprises Prof Pieter Fourie, a paediatrician and engineer, and two of his master’s students, Romano Swarts and Hervé Mwamba. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders, distinctly characterised…

Talon driven by deep desire to improve capabilities of amputees

By Martin Nieuwoudt | 21st Jun 2019 | 0 Comments

Talon Garikayi, a PhD graduate in Mechatronic Engineering, is motivated by a desire to help amputees in Africa. He says: “I grew up in a Zimbabwean village close to the Mozambican border and the woodlands were covered in landmines which were planted during Zimbabwe’s civil war. As a young boy, I witnessed a few of…

Do you have a free will, or not?

By Martin Nieuwoudt | 7th Nov 2018 | 0 Comments

Do you have a free will, or not? Is this something you have ever thought about? If your answer is YES, then you are in the company of biomedical engineering researchers at Stellenbosch University who like to ‘grapple’ with this question. The thought-provoking issue regarding the human brain and free will no longer has to…