South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
Building a healthy nation through research and innovation


Grants, Innovation and Product Development Unit


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Officially launched on the 23rd April 2013, SHIP is a new MRC unit that will:

  • Seek, manage and fund multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional product research, development and innovation projects from discovery to proof-of-concept
  • Enhance the capacity of South African science in the research and development of novel or improved drugs, vaccines and other biologicals, diagnostics and medical devices in the identified priority diseases
  • Facilitate, through partnerships with local universities, science councils and the private sector, the transfer of research outputs into improved health outcomes and/or social benefit
  • Along with its Technology Transfer unit, develop pathways to facilitate the seamless movement of new products and services from the laboratory to the marketplace.

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