Sub-Saharan Africa Pavilion Exhibitors

Ghana

Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR)

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), a semi-autonomous institute of the University of Ghana, is the leading biomedical research facility in Ghana. NMIMR is committed to research on national health priorities and training of biomedical scientists and has been named the ANDI Centre of Excellence in Disease Surveillance and Prevention. NMIMR was established jointly by the University of Ghana Medical School, the Fukushima Medical School in Japan, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).  NMIMR’s core focus is on infectious and non-communicable diseases that predominate in the tropics including Buruli ulcer, malaria, and other parasitic diseases.

Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR)

KCCR is an interdisciplinary research center that develops molecular tools to advance biomedical, agricultural, and ecological sciences for Ghana and the international community. KCCR has a vibrant research environment capable of attracting quality research projects and turning out the next generation of researchers. KCCR maintains close collaborations with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana, and the Bernhard-Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) in Hamburg, Germany. It was named the ANDI Centre of Excellence for Applied Biomedical Research. KCCR has a substantial focus on infectious diseases, including tuberculosis and lymphatic filariasis, and on non-communicable diseases.

Kenya

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

KEMRI is a state corporation established as the national body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya. In its commitment to addressing significant health challenges, KEMRI has consolidated its research activities into six main programs: communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, public health and health systems, biotechnology, natural products, and sexually transmitted diseases. Its mandates include, among others, to liaise with relevant bodies within and outside Kenya to carry out research.

Villgro Kenya

Replicating Villgro, India’s largest social enterprise incubator, Villgro Kenya hopes to inspire a new wave of innovative thinking to solve some of Kenya’s specific health ecosystem challenges. Villgro Kenya coaches and immerses incoming entrepreneurs on business model best practices while sharpening their innovative ideas.  Villgro Kenya also creates opportunities for increased collaboration around a broad stakeholder network and builds partnerships between health professionals and entrepreneurs, the private sector, NGOs, academic institutions, and governments.

Mauritius

BioSeanergy

BioSeanergy is a specialist in the management and development of marine resources and agro-food products, and a link between fundamental research and industry. BioSeanergy provides expertise in R&D, auditing, consulting, structuring, coaching, and project management support to companies looking to develop and optimize their impact in the marine and agro-food clusters.

Biosphere

Biosphere is a quality, world-wide supplier of non-human primate models for both biomedical researchers and pharmaceutical companies. Biosphere provides full health records, breeding history, and documentation of its primates. Its unique quarantine procedures ensure established breeding groups and feral animals are free of herpes B virus, SRV, SIV, SLTV and TB. Biosphere also supplies primate biological materials including sera, plasma, tissues, and organs.

Board of Investment, Mauritius

The Board of Investment (BOI) is the national promotion agency of the Government of Mauritius with the mandate to promote and facilitate investment in the country. It is the first point of contact for investors exploring investment opportunities in Mauritius and the region. The BOI also assists investors in the growth, nurturing, and diversification of their business. With the goal of facilitating the implementation of investment projects and, more importantly, to continuously improving the investment and business climate, the BOI works in close collaboration with Government bodies, institutions, and private sector companies. The BOI has an important role of policy advocacy to continuously improve the competitiveness of Mauritius. The Board of Investment accompanies investors looking at opportunities in Africa as well.

Centre International de Développement Pharmaceutique

CIDP is a private and independent contract research organization with over 10 years of experience in the evaluation of the safety and efficacy of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Its geographical position allows CIDP to conduct multi-centric clinical trials in accordance with Good Clinical Practices and international standards. CIDP comprises a team of doctors, pharmacists, project managers, clinical research assistants, biostatisticians, biologists, chemists, and data managers. CIDP Research & Innovation is an expert in ethno‐pharmacology and research and focuses its contract research services on plants and their potential application in cosmetics, nutrition, and therapeutics.

Insight Research

Founded in July 2014, Insight Research conducts safety and efficacy clinical studies and consumer testing for the cosmetics, medical devices, supplements, and pharmaceuticals industries. Insight Research is composed of specialists in the fields of dermatology, ophthalmology, dentistry, pediatrics, and gynecology, among others. All tests at Insight Research are carried out in strict compliance with Good Clinical Practice and local regulations.

Nigeria

National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD)

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) performs R&D of drugs, biological products, and pharmaceutical raw materials based on indigenous resources. NIPRD works in collaboration with national and international partners such as the NIH, WHO, UNDP, CDC, NAFDAC, NANTMPs, as well as local and foreign universities. The Institute was named the ANDI Centre of Excellence in Phytomedicine Research and Development and its current research projects focus on the use of natural products against infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS.

Zimbabwe & Southern African Development Community

African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology (AiBST)

AiBST was founded to jump-start the biomedical sciences in Africa and focuses heavily on pharmaceutical sciences, the discovery of new drugs, and optimization of current medicines. It was named the ANDI Centre of Excellence in DMPK and Toxicology. AiBST is home to the African Biobank, which has DNA samples from populations across Africa. These samples may be utilized to perform biomarker research to understand the safety and efficacy of medicines in varied African populations. In addition to laboratory research, AiBST has Phase I & II clinical trials facilities.