Who we are
The Afrobodies Story
It started with frustration. Like so many businesses, Afrobodies began with someone thinking “There’s got to be a better way…” That ‘someone’ was co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Peter Durcan. His frustration was with antibodies. They were an everyday laboratory essential for his post-doctoral scientific research at Stellenbosch University. In South Africa, researchers using antibodies rely almost entirely on imported product. Peter found his research at times hampered by the inconsistency in quality, price and lead times of these products. There had to be a better way.
Turns out there is. Peter learned about an alternative method that produces recombinant antibodies that are smaller, more sensitive and more suited to rapid, user-friendly testing. Peter and co-founder and CEO, Benedicta Mahlangu, have put together a supporting team that includes a global pioneer of this method.
“If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.”
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Peter Durcan, PhD
Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Advisory Board: Scientific & Veterinary
Dion du Plessis
M.Sc Immunology, PhD
PhD, Microbiology and Biochemistry
BVSc MS DACVIM-LA DECEIM PhD
Advisory Board: Business Development
Product Development Manager
small yet highly stable antibodies that offer many advantages over the traditionally used antibodies from rabbits and mice.