Ashley Uys holds a BSc Honors degree and a tremendous passion for scientific studies, with an entrepreneurial spirit coupled with his experience in the medical diagnostic test kit industry, he founded Real World Diagnostics cc, Medical Diagnostech (Pty) Ltd, and OculusID (Pty) Ltd.
Real World Diagnostics is a marketing company for rapid lateral flow diagnostic tests to major retail outlets, pharmacies, laboratories, & to diagnostic service providers throughout South Africa. Medical Diagnostech specializes in new product development, R&D for product optimization, and production of rapid lateral flow diagnostic tests for alcohol, drugs of abuse, HIV, malaria, pregnancy, and ovulation. OculusID is a manufacturer of image capturing and processing systems, which utilizes proprietary software and hardware, for the first-line screening of potential human impairment by analyzing the size of the pupil of the eye and its response to light stimuli.
Ashley is a member of the Golden Key International Honors Society based on the fact that he was within the University of the Western Cape’s top 15% for science performers. In addition to this he has won the Ithemba Merit Award for outstanding achievements, the Woolworths “Difference Award” for outstanding productivity, the South African Breweries Kick Start and Innovation Awards, the Wecbof Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010, and made the Forbes 30 Under 30: Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs 2013 list. This was all made possible by receiving the NRF Scarce-skills scholarship and IDC SPII grant funding.