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This company is a dedicated medical devices manufacturing business that exports its extensive range of fracture management orthopedic implants, associated systems and instrumentation, traction devices and medical devices, to approximately 40 countries around the world. In 1994, the companyl started researching, developing, designing and patenting its own range of novel medical devices and orthopedic systems. To this day it is the mission of the company to develop, design, manufacture and supply affordable, high-quality orthopedic products and medical devices to a global market, without ever compromising on product quality and customer service All company orthopedic implants are manufactured in accordance with international standards regulating the utilization of the correct certified raw material, such as:BS 7252-1 : 1997; ISO 5832-1 : 1997 Their products include bone plates, William rods, Steinmann pins, staples, endoprosthesis, external fixation system, HARVESTMASTER Bone Harvesting System and numerous other products. The company Quality Management system is designed to ensure a culture of product quality, customer focus, and service excellence.

Location:  20 minutes Cape Town City Centre
Car required: Yes
Dress code: Semi casual

- Quality Assurance Management
- The development and design of new products
- Safety in the workplace
- The streamlining of the mass production process
- Introduction to CNC machining
- A-Cad drawing
- Product inspection, packaging, labelling and despatch

- Medical Engineering Background
- Have strong technical and organisational skills
- Previous work experience, and a hard working and motivated individual


Ref: 2902

This unit was officially opened on 11 May 2000 and is based in the Department of Human Biology. The formation of the unit was inspired by the work of 1979 Nobel laureate the late Allan Cormack, who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his work on the computed tomography (CT) scanner. The mission of the unit is to conduct world-class research in medical imaging that specifically addresses the healthcare needs of Africa. The unit has an interdisciplinary focus, attracting talented physicists, engineers, computer scientists and clinicians.  Focus Research focuses on the role of medical imaging in addressing health problems that are relevant to Africa. These include trauma, cancer, tuberculosis, cardiac disease, brain disorders, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), neuromuscular disorders and alcohol abuse. Core Research Areas:
Electroencephalography & brain-computer interfaces
Electromyography & bio-mechatronics Low-dose digital X-ray imaging for primary healthcare
Magnetic resonance imaging Screening for fetal alcohol syndrome using stereo photogrammetry
Automated sputum smear microscopy to detect tuberculosis
Social-affective neuroscience Digital mammography

Location: Observatory, 10 minutes Cape Town City Centre
Car required: No
Dress code: Semi-casual

Projects are assigned to interns according to the students field of expertise, their interests and the skills they possess. Interns will be allocated to one of the core research areas as mentioned above.

Studying towards a degree/diploma in Biomedical Engineering or a related area
Some past experience would be preferable
Good analytical skills
Able to work both well in a team and independently