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Organization Contact Information

Name: Antrum Biotech
Street 1: H50, Old Main Building, Groote Schuur Hospital
Street 2: Observatory
City: Cape Town
Province: Western Cape
Post Code: 7000
Country: South Africa
Phone: +27741988300
Organization Email:
Web Site:
Other Online Presence: Instagram, Linkedin

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Khilona
Last Name: Radia
Title: CEO
Phone: +27741988300

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Philippa
Last Name: Randall
Title: Head: ELISA and Services Division
Phone: +27214066620

General Information

Board Constituency: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number: 2008/028418/07
Organization Type - Primary: Private Sector
Organization Type - Secondary: Science
Organization Description:
Antrum Biotech is a University spin-off company that is fully focussed on the development of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases particularly affecting populations living in poverty. We have extensive experience in the field of tuberculosis and recognised nationally for taking research through to innovation (winners of the National Science and Technology awards).
Our flagship products are extra-pulmonary TB diagnostic tests. The IRISA-TB test has been recently launched and clinically validated across a number of countries. We plan to launch a number of other innovative diagnostic tests to rapidly diagnose and treat patients, hence contribute to the control of TB.
Do you know about the UNHLM declaration: Yes

Specializations / Areas of Work

Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
We are working with the National Health Laboratory Service as well as other private laboratories to introduce the IRISA-TB test as a standard diagnostic for the difficult to diagnose extra-pulmonary TB.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: South Africa
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
South Africa
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
We work with the Free of TB Partnership to deliver training on TB to community health workers, nurses and patients

New Diagnostics:
We have been working on the development of new diagnostic platforms and biomarker discovery for the past 10 years and will continue to do so in the future until such time as the goals of limiting TB have been reached.

We carry out basic science research together with local universities


Declaration of interests:
I run a private company that develops diagnostic tests for TB.

Application date: September 17, 2019
Last updated: September 17, 2019