Biomedical Research Institute Clinical Unit
The Biomedical research Institute Clinical Unit was established in 2016 within the Division of Molecular Biology & Human Genetics, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, at Stellenbosch University.
We are an academic multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, assistants, QA and coordinating personnel, led by Dr Stephanus Malherbe, chief medical officer of the unit. We perform the clinical operations for Tuberculosis Biomarker and Immunology research. We work closely with several research laboratories within the Division, such as the Immunology Research Group, which has been active in this field of research since 2002.
Our medical staff are approved for clinical trials research by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (formerly the Medicines Control Council) as well as the SU Health Research Ethics Committee. All staff in the team are GCP certified.
Future plansThe future vision for this unit is that it should include the clinical staff of all research groups within the Division. Currently the clinical staff of different research groups is located in various spaces on Tygerberg campus.