Pharmacognosist Sees Potential In Bio Entrepreneurship

BUAN Professor Daniel Motlhanka Botswana's only Professor of Pharmacognosy. PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
BUAN Professor Daniel Motlhanka Botswana's only Professor of Pharmacognosy. PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Entrepreneurs have been urged to explore untapped Bio entrepreneurship potential, as natural resources remain unexploited whilst posing huge business opportunities for production of pharmaceuticals.

Speaking at the Southern Africa Network for Biosciences, (SANBio) workshop last week, the country’s only Professor of Pharmacognosy, Daniel Motlhanka whose area of expertise is in natural products for phytotherapy, urged budding entrepreneurs to take advantage of natural resources.

“Natural resources have potential of creating medicines for emerging non-communicable diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, stroke, persistent chronic fatigue, gout, erectile dysfunction, hormonal imbalances which leads to infertility and aging,” he said.

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