Viewing posts from: September 2017

Entries closing soon for the Value of Medicines Award 2017

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Only 2 weeks until entries close for the Value of Medicines Award 2017. The national award is open to any researchers, professors, clinicians, students or academics that have completed research in this area in the last 24 months.

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Kiwi scientists to make Star Trek gadget a reality

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A handheld gadget used to scan for diseases in the sci-fi series Star Trek could soon become reality, with a new Kiwi study targeting our high rates of skin cancer.

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New Zealand-UK ALGAL Biotechnology Workshop Report

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The workshop brought together algal researchers and industry representatives from New Zealand and UK to discuss progress and opportunities in the exploitation of microalgae, particularly as feedstock for aquaculture and as sustainable sources of novel bio-products.

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Impossible Foods opens new Oakland facility

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Today marks the opening of Impossible Foods’ new East Oakland plant, meaning that the cult veggie burger that San Francisco diners have lined up to taste will soon make its way to hundreds of restaurants nationwide.

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GapSummit, Washington DC, July 2017

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GapSummit is Global Biotech Revolution’s (GBR) international and intergenerational leadership summit in biotechnology. Callaghan Innovation’s Max Thompson attended as one of 100 young leaders of tomorrow selected from 40+ countries to engage with more than 30 international speakers and leaders in the life sciences industry on the most pressing challenges and gaps in the bioeconomy.

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Sector not prepared for technical disruption

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A new agrifood sector report has found that New Zealand farmers have been quick to adopt smart farming techniques, but few are preparing for major technological disruption.

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Giving the future of healthcare a boost

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Current healthcare trends would be witnessing more changes (or disruptions) as the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) takes effect worldwide.

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Precision Driven Health Finalist in NZ Innovation Awards

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Precision Driven Health (PDH) is a seven-year NZ$38m research partnership aimed at improving health outcomes through data science. The partnership centres around the international movement towards precision medicine, the growing body of international research that is identifying and enabling the capture and analysis of the big data that will facilitate healthcare to be tailored to the individual.

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Kiwi firm Allbirds raises almost $40 million

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Allbirds, a New Zealand merino footwear label has raised another $24 million in funding after raising almost $10 million last year.

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NZBIO Annual Biotechnology/Life Sciences Conference

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The NZBIO Annual Biotechnology/Life Sciences Conference is being held on October 12 and 13 at Te Wharewaka o Poneke, Wellington. The theme this year, Global Megatrends, will consider some of the largest biotech opportunities globally today.

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