Posts Tagged ‘Invention’

What a Great Idea!

Posted on: April 20th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

Not too many people know that the world’s first digital laser was invented in South Africa, or that in the 1980s two […]

Ultrasound on a Chip

Posted on: December 1st, 2017 by admin 5 Comments

The annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) came to an end in Chicago today and yet […]

Not Just Moonshots

Posted on: November 3rd, 2017 by admin 1 Comment

The term “moonshot” was coined by Google X, the secret research division at Alphabet, to describe a technology with three attributes: groundbreaking; […]

Blood vs Breath vs Tears

Posted on: July 14th, 2017 by admin 3 Comments

Over the past four years we have written about using blood samples for the early detection of breast cancer, including: studies […]

CapeRay Awarded a US Patent

Posted on: May 5th, 2017 by admin 9 Comments

Cape Town, South Africa, 5 May 2017. Following the award of a UK Patent (GB2,509,193) in July 2015 for its […]

When Sound Meets Blood

Posted on: April 14th, 2017 by admin 2 Comments

Biomedical engineers from the University of Glasgow have developed an innovative device for the diagnosis of medical conditions using sound-wave technology to […]

To Patent or Not to Patent? That is the Question!

Posted on: March 10th, 2017 by admin 4 Comments

Sixteen years ago I contributed an editorial to the South African Journal of Science with the same title as today’s blog. In […]

Introducing the 3D Selfie

Posted on: January 6th, 2017 by admin

Four years ago the Oxford English Dictionary recognized the word “selfie” as its word of the year and then in […]

Publish versus Patent

Posted on: May 27th, 2016 by admin 3 Comments

On 5 January 2015 a small company called TiaLinx put out a press release in which it announced the development of a scanner to […]

Innovation Prize for Africa

Posted on: May 13th, 2016 by admin 9 Comments

In October 2015 CapeRay was among the 985 applicants from 46 African countries for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). Launched in […]