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UCT team wins Africa focused seed funding

By | 2019-03-06T02:19:39+00:00 March 6th, 2019|Innovators & Inventions, News|

A team from UCT is among the winners of new seed funding which will be used to fight the spread of tuberculosis.

The Imperial College London and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently announced the winners of their first Africa-focused seed fund.

The funded projects will bring scientists together from Imperial, MIT and partner institutions in Africa to work on infectious disease, high energy physics and eco-friendly refrigerants.

The MIT-Africa-Imperial College London Seed Fund is worth $100000 (R1.4 million) in total.

UCT’s winning project will monitor TB patients—while seated in a telephone box-like device—to see how TB is spread by coughing and talking.

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