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Leica HPM 100 High Pressure Freezer for cryofixation

Leica HPM 100 High Pressure Freezer for cryofixation

Dr C Baker, Director of the Electron Microscope Unit with Mrs M Mogale, using the Leica HPM 100 High Pressure Freezer¬†for cryofixation of tissue samples with liquid nitrogen. This equipment was acquired by means of a grant award from the National Research Foundation in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology.     Dr […]

The HPV and STIs Training Centre for Africa

The HPV and STIs Training Centre for Africa

In many African countries there is limited data on the circulating HPV types causing anal, oral and cervical benign lesions, pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions. This is due to lack of expertise and capacity (resources) to detect and genotype HPV. ¬†What is more important is the collapsed or non-exciting cervical cancer screening programs and the lack […]

HIV-1 Resistance & Molecular Laboratory

HIV-1 Resistance & Molecular Laboratory

HIV-1 Resistance & Molecular Laboratory in Virology department is a newly refurbished lab that has state of the art equipment allowing for implementation of National Department of Health policy on HIV-1 management. Virology Department staff members are standing in front of a gel docking station which is used to visualise PCR products. Dr Z Makatini