Recently one of TASK’s laboratory technologists presented a slide show on “the role of the laboratory in clinical research” to an enthusiastic audience of Community Advisory Board (CAB) members. The CAB where eager to learn and ask questions, this to relay information back to the communities in which they serve. This is their critical and primary…
TASK is a clinical research organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa with a focus on performing clinical trials. TASK provides assistance to efficiently conduct studies for diagnosis, treatment or prevention of tuberculosis, as well as other prevalent diseases such as asthma, osteoarthritis and vaccine studies, where new and improved treatments are urgently needed.
The company was founded in 2005 by Prof. Andreas Diacon to accelerate the development and evaluation of novel anti-tuberculosis drugs. TASK mainly collaborates with international NGOs, government funded consortia, academic centers and pharmaceutical companies on various drug development projects.
TASK now employs over 150 staff members, has invested in state of the art bio-safety level 3 laboratory capacity as well as a network of clinical sites in Cape Town and the Western Cape.