Company Profile

"MARTI TB Diagnostics (Pty) Ltd is a venture of
the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Our mission is to save lives globally by taking the MARTI point-of-care diagnostic to the global public and private healthcare sectors."

 

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The Board

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Prof Stephanie Burton
Director and Chairperson
Prof Stephanie Burton is the Vice-Principal responsible for research and postgraduate education at the University of Pretoria (UP). She is responsible for international agreements and innovation activities at UP and is also Director of the UP start-up INSiAVA (Pty) Ltd. She holds an MSc in Organic Chemistry and a PhD in Biochemistry from Rhodes University. As an NRF B-rated researcher, Prof Burton has published extensively and holds several patents. Prof Burton is a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa and a member of the Council of Academy of Science of South Africa.

Prof Carolina Koornhof
Director
Prof Koornhof is a CA(SA), a British certified accountant (FCCA) and a Registered Auditor (RA). She has served on the boards and audit committees of several commercial and public organisations including the Audit Committee of the National Treasury, the Thuthuka Education Upliftment Fund and the Training and Education Committee of SAICA. Prof Koornhof is a former President of the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut (AHI). She is currently Executive Director: Finance and Business Initiatives of the University of Pretoria.

The Team

Mr Gerrie Mostert
(acting) Chief Executive Officer
Gerrie has experience in founding of high-tech start-up companies and specialises in the commercialisation of intellectual property. He holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pretoria and a Master of Business Leadership from the University of South Africa.

Prof Anton Stoltz
Chief Clinical Advisor
Professor of infectious diseases and specialist physician: Steve Biko Academic Hospital, University of Pretoria. Prof Stoltz sees presumptive TB patients on a daily basis. He has several years of experience in TB-related clinical trials, and diagnosis and treatment of TB.

Mr Carl Baumeister
Head of Operations
Carl is co-inventor of the EIS diagnostic technique and hardware. He has more than 7 years' experience with the MARTI diagnostic and has a Masters degree in biochemistry from the University of Pretoria.

Prof Jan Verschoor
Chief Scientific Advisor to MARTI
Professor of biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Pretoria. He is co-inventor of 9 patents pertaining to TB diagnostics and co-author of more than 60 scholarly publications, many of them in peer-reviewed journals.

Mr Ikechukwu Okeke
Biochemical Researcher
Ikechukwu has a Masters degree in Biochemistry on the EIS analytical method for blood sample analysis.

Temporarily vacant
Administrative Support

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Lab Intern