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National Science And Technology Forum

Biodx team leader short listed for science award

Dr Lucia Steenkamp, team leader of the Biodx technology team, has been short listed as a finalist for the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Innovation Awards: (SMME)

Last week it was announced that Dr Lucia Steenkamp of the CSIR has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards, being recognised for her work with Biodx, amongst others.

The NSTF is the largest and most representative non-profit body recognised by government for the purposes of consultation with stakeholders on matters relating to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation in South Africa.

Biodx share the NSTF’s vision of a transformed country where SET and innovation contribute to a high quality of life.

According to Dr. Mark Kelly, Research Director at Biodx, “Dr Steenkamp has been an integral part of the development of the Biodx technology over the last 10 years. The association with such a talented and insightful scientist has played a significant part in the success of Biodx’s technology.  The partnership with the CSIR and its highly competent staff has provided us with an excellent product, credibility in the market place and a much appreciated source of technical support.  We congratulate Dr Steenkamp on her richly deserved nomination for the NSTF-South32 Awards.”

Started in 1998, this award recognises and celebrates outstanding contributions in SET and innovation. The finalists will be honoured and the winners announced at a Gala Dinner on the 27th of June 2019, where the awards will be presented by the Minister of Science and Technology.