Making biotech work for healthcare

Akili Labs is an innovative biotechnology company pioneering molecular diagnostics to advance the global healthcare system.

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APPROACH

Collaborating to advance the medical field

Partnering is part of our process. Working together on research, product development & implementation, we can engineer products that are more reliable and more versatile to ultimately revolutionise the global healthcare system.

Develop biotech products holistically

Analyse & adapt to any global healthcare protocol

Accelerate Point-Of-Care diagnostics

Akili MDx

The Healthcare Need
Frontline medical staff are faced with various challenges at the point-of-care level without having the necessary infrastructure at their disposal. 

The Akili Labs Solution
The development of a mobile molecular diagnostic device, the Akili MDx, to assist healthcare professionals with accurate diagnostics in the lab and in-field.The Akili MDx is in development and will assist in quick & early pathogen detection at a genetic level of HIV, Influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and future novel viruses. 

Speciality Molecular Diagnostics

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WE DEVELOP

affordable, reliable and state-of-the-art diagnostics

WE MAKE

healthcare more accessible

WE INNOVATE

products for the right environment

About

Akili Labs is an award-winning biotechnology company specialising in molecular diagnostic systems development, founded by Charles Faul and Lucas Lotter in 2017, with Dr Farhan Pervaiz joining as a co-founder in 2018.

Based in South Africa with international affiliates, Akili Labs was established after realising the need for easy access to fast-paced diagnostics in the healthcare system.

With innovation and collaboration at the forefront of its company purpose, Akili Labs constantly forges partnerships with organisations around the globe for the development, creation and implementation of healthcare and diagnostic-related products.

Milestones

  • Winner of the GAP BioSciences Competition 2017
  • Secured a TIA grant from the Savant Technology incubator 2017
  • Represented South Africa at Collision 2018 in New Orleans

Our team

Charles Faul

CEO

Johannesburg, South Africa

“I want to assist scientists in Africa with bringing solutions to real-world problems into the market with a focus on what’s needed, not what’s wanted.”

Charles is a multi-talented Biotechnologist with a background in software development. He specialises in molecular diagnostics and rapid prototyping of systems for experimental research and real-world applications. Charles is a Mandela Washington Fellow and contributes to building the biotechnology startup community in Africa through Akili Labs.

Lucas Lötter

COO

Johannesburg, South Africa

“If we keep striving for innovative ways in which biotechnology can assist the medical space we can expose a world of unimaginable possibilities for healthcare on a global scale.”

Lucas is an innovation-hungry Biotechnologist from Rhodes University having worked on stem cell research, cancer studies and IoT tech development.Lucas is a scientist, entrepreneur and photographer with a deep interest in systems integration. He strives to advance molecular diagnostics and its application to the healthcare system as well as assisting South African companies to garner greater global exposure.

Dr Farhan Pervaiz

CMO

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

“I am heavily invested in patient outcomes and the efficiency of the healthcare system.”

Farhan joined the team in 2018 and is the international frontline scientist for Akili Labs. He is an Emergency Medicine physician and clinician-scientist focused on the implementation of point-of-care diagnostics in resource-limited areas.

His commitment to quality healthcare has allowed Akili Labs to develop products that have an unfathomable potential to improve healthcare services globally.

Dr Stuart Ali

CSO

Johannesburg. South Africa

“The development of appropriate cost-effective technologies that can be readily deployed into the field, or which leverage existing diagnostic infrastructure, is a priority if we are to deliver the healthcare solutions that are needed in Africa.”

Stuart has 25 plus years of research, business development, and entrepreneurial excellence in the field of life sciences. He is a strategic big picture thinker, working to democratize precision medicine to improve public health of African populations. Stuart is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, and Member of the Royal Society of South Africa, Institute of Directors, and Project Management Institute.

Partnerships

We are proud to have joined forces with a broad spectrum of leaders in diagnostics, business, healthcare & innovation technology.

PHITHOS TECHNOLOGIES

Akili Labs has worked closely with Phithos in the establishment of a pathology laboratory with an initial focus on Covid-19 testing.

NEW ENGLAND BIOLABS

Akili Labs has collaborated with New England Biolabs. Akili Labs is working on creating hardware that can leverage the fantastic potential of their LAMP chemistry.

FOUNDERS FACTORY AFRICA & NETCARE

With the help of Founders Factory Africa and Netcare, we have gained access to markets in Africa and around the world with joint efforts in business development & fundraising.

THE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP

The Technology Partnership (TTP) and their world-class expertise assists in the development of Akili Labs diagnostic devices and introducing it to market.

INTELIWOUND

As the official African partner of Inteliwound, global leaders of wound care management, we are exposing innovative technology to Africa and African technology to

NEWS

Akili Labs in the media

VENTURE BURN

SA startup Akili Labs to exhibit affordable mobile lab at US tech conference

25 Jan 2018

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VENTURE BURN

Four healthcare startups selected for Merck, Make IT in Africa programme

29 Aug 2019

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VENTURE BURN

Five SA biotech companies to watch in 2018 [Digital All Stars]

22 May 2018

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SAVANT TECHNOLOGY INCUBATOR

Akili Labs Selected For International Program

22 May 2018

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SAVANT TECHNOLOGY INCUBATOR

Akili Labs makes medical field testing ten times cheaper using 3D printing

12 Dec 2017

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