Viewing posts from: August 2017

AFT Pharmaceuticals celebrates 20 years of success

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Twenty years ago this week, husband and wife Dr Hartley Atkinson and Marree Atkinson, started AFT Pharmaceuticals (AFT) in a room off their home garage.

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Upside appoints leading US life sciences executive to Board

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Upside Biotechnologies appoints leading US life sciences executive to Board

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New Zealand government investing 35 million Dollars in collaborative genomics research platform

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The New Zealand Government announced an investment of up to NZ$35 million over seven years in Genomics Aotearoa (GA), a new collaborative science organisation supporting advanced genomics research.

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Research trial shows evidence that a cure may be possible for peanut allergy

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A trial for the treatment for deadly peanut allergy at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has shown the strongest evidence yet that a cure may be possible.

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Monsanto and ToolGen Announce Global Licensing Agreement on CRISPR Platform, Underscore the Benefits of Innovation for Farmers 

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Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and ToolGen, Inc. (KONEX, 199800), a biotechnology company specializing in genome editing, announced today that the companies have reached a global licensing agreement for the use of ToolGen’s CRISPR technology platform to develop agricultural products.

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IVF delivers major genetic gains for seedstock industry

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FOR bovine reproduction expert Luiz Porto it’s all about producing better beef.

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Unitec’s Tech Futures Lab and The Mind Lab make key appointments to continue rapid growth

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Tech Futures Lab and The Mind Lab by Unitec have expanded the depth and breadth of their team with three key additions.

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Release of Richard Bentley’s book “Innovate!”

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The growth of our technology-based exporters can be accelerated by making changes to the way our science and innovation system operates.

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Aemetis produces cellulosic ethanol from orchard waste

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Aemetis Inc. recently announced that after successfully completing the construction and commencement of an integrated demonstration unit, the company is now producing cellulosic ethanol from orchard waste, utilizing technologies from Aemetis, LanzaTech and InEnTec. The plant is a continuously operating demonstration facility located at InEnTec’s Technology Center in Richland, Washington, that is processing various feedstocks and demonstrating the integration of technologies to be used in the full-scale operating biorefinery.

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Victorias Victor

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He’ll tell you that he’s ‘just a scientist’, but in truth, the successful combination of Professor Richard Furneaux’s scientific nous and entrepreneurial spirit has not only generated tens of millions of dollars of economic activity for New Zealand over the past 25 years, it has also now won him the Baldwins Researcher Entrepreneur Award and the BNZ Supreme Award at the 2017 KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.

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