Westcape Biotech (Pty) Ltd is a commercial biotechnology business offering quality tissue culture, diagnostics and molecular research services mainly to the agricultural sector in South Africa and beyond.
Westcape Biotech has established a wide customer base in South Africa and has also managed to secure international business. To serve its customer base, the company has high-tech facilities for the production of pathogen-free plant material and support is offered to the breeding industry through dedicated technologies such as embryo rescue and doubled haploid production, amongst others. To increase the efficiency of importing plant material Westcape Biotech is certified to handle quarantine plant material after import, allowing the rooting and hardening off of material before official release. Various molecular diagnostic services for the agriculture sector are offered and the range of tests offered is constantly increased. Furthermore, contract research services are offered to customers focussing on the development and commercialisation of the customer's new technologies.
Westcape Biotech welcomes the developing of good cooperative working relationships with other organisations in related fields of interest where these are of mutual benefit to both parties. It aims to offer its cell and tissue cultivation expertise for all major arable and ornamental crops to clients worldwide. In addition, the company carries out biotechnology research for Customers and aims to expand its molecular diagnostics services relating to crop pathogens.
Westcape Biotech (Pty) Ltd is committed to deliver quality services professionally to meet its Customers' demands. The Company is committed to complying with the ISO 9001 standards and to continually improve the effectiveness of the quality management system. This is achieved through regular internal auditing, management review, corrective and preventive action.
The Company complies with regulatory and industry requirements and continually updates necessary registrations and its Staff are well-trained, knowledgeable and innovative. The Company ensures that all its employees understand, implement and maintain its Quality Policy and Standards.
Westcape Biotech is committed to making a difference in the community in which it does business through the support of social development projects.