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Top prize for Wits prof

- By Wits University

Wits Professor Lesley Scott, inventor of the Smartspot TBCheck, and the SmartSpot team, were awarded the Special Prize for Social Impact at the 2015 Innovation Prize for Africa ceremony in Morocco recently.

TBCheck is a solution for verifying the accuracy of rapid molecular diagnosis devices used to test for tuberculosis.

TBCheck is now shipped to more than 20 countries worldwide and the technology will be commercialised through a spin-off company currently being set up through the Wits Enterprise. Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor lauded Scott’s innovation in her budget speech in May.