Inqaba Biotec West Africa Subsidiary
Inqaba Biotec West Africa Ltd (IBWA) is a subsidiary of Inqaba Biotechnical Industries (Pty) Ltd, South Africa. The company was incorporated in 2014 and within Ibadan, Nigeria.
IBWA aims to provide genomics products and services to researchers across West and Central Africa. In 2015, we setup our first office in Nigeria at the Bioscience Unit of IITA. In 2018, we moved to our own premises which is located right opposite IITA.
As a company, our mission is simple – to facilitate life science research in West and Central Africa by making it possible for researchers in the region to be at par with their counterparts in other parts of the world.
Although we have only been in West and Central Africa less than a decade, we have become a household name with life scientists in the region. Our team is made up of young, energetic, and professional individuals, who share our passion on what the future of African research holds. To date, we have organized several workshops aimed at training scientists in basic molecular techniques, bioinformatics and molecular diagnostics.
Since our launch in 2015, we have played a critical role in the popularization and penetration of molecular diagnostics across the region. In 2020, IBWA provided some much needed services to several countries which ensured that they were able to conduct Covid-19 tests. Beyond Covid-19, we have trained and enabled several key public and private labs in the art of molecular diagnostics as we strongly believe that this is the future of diagnostics.
Our vision is to transform African life science research through the supply of life science reagents and consumables, genomic products, equipment, and services.
Below are our contact details for some countries where we have a presence.