TASK Applied Science
TASK provides a platform for the development of novelties in healthcare that benefit the community.
TASK is best known for performing clinical trials in tuberculosis (TB) in Cape Town, South Africa. The high incidence of tuberculosis in the region illustrates the great need for better diagnostic tests and more effective treatments for TB. TASK can provide assistance to efficiently conduct studies for diagnosis, treatment or prevention of Tuberculosis.
TASK Applied Science was founded in 2005 by Prof. Andreas Diacon to accelerate the development and evaluation of novel anti-tuberculosis drugs. TASK has completed several important projects in the last 12 years and contributed significantly to moving forward of the entire scientific field. TASK mainly collaborates with international NGOs, government funded consortia, academic centers and pharmaceutical companies on various drug development projects.
TASK now employs over 170 staff members and has invested in laboratory capacity and in a network of clinical sites in underprivileged areas in Cape Town.