About the company

CapeBio™ Technologies Pty Ltd (Capebio™) is South Africa’s leading biotechnology company. The company has a proprietary large-scale biomanufacturing process for reagent enzymes used in molecular research and in vitro Diagnostics (IVD). These include PCR, cloning, genome editing, cDNA synthesis and other DNA, RNA and protein manipulating enzymes.

The company was the first local manufacturer of COVID-19 PCR tests to get South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) approval for its in vitro diagnostic medical device. Beyond our proprietary biomanufacturing techniques we have also developed a proprietary biodiscovery Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform for enzymes, therapeutic peptides, and therapeutic-relevant Biosynthetic Gene Clusters (BGCs) amongst other molecules. These capabilities have made Capebio™ an African pioneer in biological molecules discovery, molecular enzyme development and biomanufacturing.

The company has a strong track record in commercializing its best-in-class reagent enzymes in South Africa, Africa, the United States of America, Canada and India.

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Why Choose Us

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Mission

To develop  “best-in-class “life science research enzymes, assays and kits discovered from the rich African indigenous microbial diversity.

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Vision

We create excellent innovations that improve  the quality of life in Africa and beyond.

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Values

Integrity
Transformation
Simplicity
Trust and Honesty

Our History

2015 - CapeBio™ Initiative

CapeBio™ Initiative is conceptualized and initiated at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) with the support from Department of Science and Innovation (DSI).

2016 - Launch of CapeExpress™ DNA Ligase

The first flagship “CapeExpress™ DNA Ligase” was launched for market testing. The product was distributed to researchers across South Africa for evaluation and feedback.

2017 - Launch of CapeSprint™ Taq DNA Polymerase

The second flagship product “CapeSprint™ Taq DNA Polymerase” entered the market testing phase and distributed to the researchers across South Africa, Southern, Western and Eastern Africa.

2018 - Registration of CapeBio™ as a private entity

CapeBio™ Technologies (Pty) Ltd was officially registered as a private entity

2018 - Launch of CapeHiFi™ Pfu DNA Polymerase

The third product “CapeHiFi™ Pfu DNA Polymerase” entered the market testing phase and was distributed to researchers for evaluations and feedback.

2020 - Launch of SARS-CoV-2 qPCR Kits

CapeBio™ develops COVID-19 RT-qPCR test kit and associated reagents in reponse to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021 -SARS-CoV-2 qPCR Kits approval

CapeBio™ gets approved to manufacture and distribute SARS-CoV-2 qPCR testing kits by the South African Regulatory Authorities.

2021 - Launch of AI platform

CapeBio™ develops and launches its proprietary Artificial Inteligence and machine learning platform for development of “best-in-class“ biomolecules for wide range of life science industrial applications.

Our Team

We are a team of industry experts to ensure that we give you the best of our solutions.

David Morrison (PhD)

Head of Operations
David holds a B.Com (Economics and Management), B. Sc. (Biochemistry and Microbiology), Hons and M. Sc. in Biochemistry, and PhD in Medical Biochemistry. He has broad experience in industrial-scale protein expression. His role is to guide projects from R&D, through production, and into commercial sales, to ensure market success as well as turn market feedback into viable R&D projects.

Mr Daniel Ndima

Chief Executive Officer
Daniel is the founder of CapeBio™. He holds an Honors degree in Biotechnology and M. Sc. in Structural Biology. He is an Allan Gray Fellow, Mandela Rhodes Scholar, UNDP African Influencer for Change, Mail & Guardian Top 200 South Africans (Science and Technology). His role is to provide strategic and inspired leadership across the company.

Ms Minenhle Buthelezi CA(SA)

Head of Finance
Minenhle is a qualified Chartered Accountant. She possesses an admirable overall background in finance, having gained exposure to accounting, taxation, auditing, communication and management skills locally and internationally. Her role as the Head of Finance is to facilitate effective administration of the operational and reporting financial functions within the organisation and  to promote overall financial health of the organization.

Mr Michael Thomson

Head of Sales
Michael holds a N. Dip in Microbiology, and an Intermediate Diploma in Medical Technology. He has extensive experience as a national and channel sales manager. His role as the Head of Sales is to manage and oversee the sales operations in the organization through  designing plans to meet targets, developing relationships with clients/customers, and evaluating costs for selling products and services.

Kaminee Maduray (PhD)

Research and Development Manager
Kaminee holds a PhD in Biotechnology and has extensive experience in multidisciplinary medical research and molecular diagnostics. Her role is to oversee a team of young scientists, who work together to develop new products and in-vitro diagnostics.

Mr Clifford Ntui

Production Scientist
Clifford holds an M. Sc. degree in Biochemistry. He has a broad range of Molecular biology skills with core expertise in protein structural biology. His main research areas include protein design, production, purification and characterization. He is part of the production, research and development, where he contributes to the research, development and production of products within the company.

Mr Glenton Moloro

Application Specialist
Glenton holds a M. Sc. Degree in Microbiology and has extensive experience in molecular biology. His role in the company is gathering market research and liaising with potential customers to resolve product related queries.

Ms Shaheen Tulsie

GP Sales Specialist
Shaheen holds a B. Sc. degree in Biotechnology, with a strong background knowledge in sales and customer services in the science field. Her role as Sales Specialist for the Gauteng region is to attend to our customer product requirements, research consumer needs, and identify strategies to provide solutions to their requirements.

Ms Micaela Kasarlall

KZN Sales Specialist
Micaela holds a B.Sc degree in Microbiology and Genetics and has experience as a client relations specialist in a pathology laboratory. Through integrating knowledge from both her degree and experience, her role is to manage clientele, ensuring market success across the KwaZulu-Natal region.

Ms Monique Vermaark

Business and Sales Administrator
Monique holds a M. Sc. degree in Human Physiology and has experience in the molecular and cell biology field. Her role in the company is to manage client relations and queries related to orders through checking the accuracy of orders and issuing quotes, invoices, maintaining sales records, and compiling monthly sales reports.

Ms Oneaho Monyileote

Quality Assurance Manager
Oneaho holds a B. Sc. honors in Medical Sciences, with extensive experience in protein purification and characterization. She has experience working in Quality Control for a pharmaceuticals manufacturing company. Her role is to enforce regulatory compliance companywide, maintain and monitor product quality, manage the QMS and ensure Good Manufacturing Practices.

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