THE ACGT DATABASE

The ACGT database is a compilation of biosciences research skills, techniques and specialised equipment of scientists at the University of Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, CSIR, University of Johannesburg and the Agricultural Research Council. ACGT is instrumental in creating an awareness of the regional research activities and programmes. It was created to stimulate coordination of research efforts between the partner institutions and provide a platform for future collaborations.

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Personal Information

First NameViness
Last NamePillay
TitleProf
E-Mail Address
Department / InstitutionPharmacy and Pharmacology, University of the Witwatersrand
Faculty
Address 1Medical School
Address 28th Floor
Address 3Room 8m09
Address 4
Telephone Number011 717 2274
Fax Number
Web Site
Web link to CV

Associated Equipment

Equipment Name Equipment Location Equipment Facility Department Responsible Person
Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography with PDA ELSD detectors Acuity Waters Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter, Star System, Mettler Toledo Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Modular Advanced Rheometer System, Haake Mars Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Surface Area and Porosity Analyzer, Micromeritics ASAP 2020 Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Automatic Mini Press, Rinek Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Manual Power hydraulic Tabletting Presses, Carver and Benchtop Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Orbital shaker incubator, LASEC LM-530 Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Mini Lab Coater Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
BioDiss Caleva Release Rate Tester Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Dissolution Apparatus, ERWEKA DT700 Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Rotavapor, Büchi R-114 Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Lyophilizer Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Texture Analyzer, TA.XT Plus Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
UV spectrometer, Speccord 40 Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Permeation Tester, PermeGear Membrane Transport Systems Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Shaking water bath, Xiang Yi L-535R Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Ultrasonic Cleaner, SB5200 Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Homogenizer, Polytron Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Electro-spinner Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Digital Light Microscope, Olympus SZX7 Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Sonicator, Sonics Vibra Cell (X2) Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
HPLC Waters, 525 Binary HPLC pump Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Zeta Sizer, Malvern Instruments and ZS Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Spectrometer, PerkinElmer Precisely, Spectrum 100 FT-IK Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
UV Spectrometer, PerkinElmer Precisely, Lambda 25 Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Scanning Electron Microscope, FEI Phenom Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
SPI-Module Sputter Coater Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Autolab Potentiostat Galvanostat, Eco-Chemie, PGStat 302N Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Hysitron nanomechanical test instrument, HLS1 module Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Multi-label reader, PerkinElmer Precisely, 2030 Victor (X3) Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Transilluminator, ImageQuant 300 Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Fluid Bed Dryer Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Franz Diffusion Cell Apparatus Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Medical School, 8th Floor Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
VisualSonics Vevo 2100 Micro Imaging Platform enhanced with the Cellvizio Lab module Pharmacy and Pharmacology Building Drug Delivery Lab 6 Wits Medical School Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness
Oxford Instruments MARAN-iP In Vitro Bench-Top MRI Imager Department Pharmacy and Pharmacology Drug Delivery Lab 6 Wits Medical School Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform Pharmacy and Pharmacology Pillay, Viness

Associated Research Programmes

Research Programme Name Techniques Keywords Research Field Responsible Person
Wits Intellect in Drug and Biomolecular Delivery Technology Nano-characterization, Textural analysis, Synthesis of pharmaceutical biomaterials, Evaluation of pharmaceutical dosage forms, Biomaterials characterization, Pre-clinincal studies of pharmaceuticals Drug delivery, polymers, nano-technology, implants, drug-targeting, bio-availability, cancer therapy Pharmacology Pillay, Viness