It is all about bringing scientific discovery in the medical biotechnology field to the bedside of patients
who need it, for which an institute is required to transfer the technology from the academic environment
into products for the market place to serve the community.
The oil refers to a first (early) example of a product from our laboratories for such a purpose. It is a
medical device for the fast diagnosis of tuberculosis, which uses the oily substance surrounding the
mycobacterial pathogen as indicator of disease.
Biotechnology relates to the environment wherein the Department of Biochemistry engages with other
departments and networks to create products for the modern market.
Medical describes the research focus of the Biochemistry Department and includes veterinary
And start alludes to the history of the department since 1956 to explain its current research focus.