About Us

Working Towards a Disease-free World via Early and Innovative Diagnostics

Located in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa, Biotech Africa services the global diagnostics industry via the manufacture of highly purified recombinant proteins. Founded in 2014, our global customers include manufacturers of diagnostic test kits and research institutions.

BioSmart, a division of Biotech Africa, is a registered pathology laboratory offering an increasing range of molecular tests for human infectious disease diagnosis and screening. Our vision is to enable the consumer to take control of their own healthcare by removing as many barriers as possible associated with accessing cutting-edge molecular technologies. The promotion of self-sampling for molecular testing is key.

BioSmart was founded by Dr Jenny Leslie. She holds a PhD in Virology from the University of Glasgow and has many years of experience in the development and commercialisation of recombinant proteins used for antibody detection and the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

Approvals & registrations

  • SAHPRA Approved Tests
  • ISO 13485:2016 Certified
  • Operating Under ISO 15189
  • PCNS Registered Practice Number: 0935379
  • HPCSA-registered Medical Technologists
  • HPCSA-registered Clinical Pathologist (Virology)
  • Registered Covid-19 Testing Facility with the Department of Health & National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS)