CapeBio awarded the Black Industrialist Excellence Award

Daniel Ndima and the CapeBio team were awarded the Black Industrialist Excellence Award in the Best Innovation and Technology category at the Black Industrialist Conference in July 2022!

CapeBio, an E Squared portfolio company; a South African based molecular research and diagnostic assays (IVDs) manufacturer.

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 their proprietary biomanufacturing techniques they 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.

Left: Human Settlements Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi. Centre: Daniel Ndima, Founder CapeBio SA. Right: SA President Cyril Ramphosa

The award is indeed a great honour but also well-deserved. “Thank you President Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi for the opportunity to come alongside you and encourage young South Africans to dream big,” says Ndima.

Watch CapeBio being handed the award