Currently, an estimated 2.6 billion people – one-third of the world’s population – are living under some kind of lockdown or quarantine. This is arguably the largest social and economic experiment ever conducted.
06 May 2020
We’re facing new and fast-moving challenges and opportunities. For most of you this will mean your day to day work will continue, albeit in very different working environments. A significant number of our biotech companies are defined as essential services. If you believe you are an essential service, please register with MPI.
02 April 2020
“We have made the difficult decision to postpone the MedCan Summit 2020 this week. However, we remain firmly committed to hosting New Zealand’s first medicinal cannabis summit later this year, as the future of large events and international travel becomes clear,” says Dr Zahra Champion, Executive Director of BioTechNZ and MedCan Summit 2020 organiser.q
17 March 2020
The impact of coronavirus will be far reaching, from increasing reports of the number of infections to the world’s biggest companies painting a bleak picture of broken supply chains, disrupted manufacturing, empty stores and flagging demand for their wares.
04 March 2020
As part of our research for the BioTechNZ Market Insights Report we would like to learn more about biotechnology organisations in New Zealand.
14 February 2020
MedCan 2020 organisers have confirmed that 30 subject experts will present at New Zealand’s first international medicinal cannabis summit.
11 February 2020
Well here we are in 2020, and while we have seen plenty of impressive technological advances, we’re not quite in the world of human feet becoming just one big toe, we’re not living in flying houses and c, x and q are still part of the alphabet as previously predicted.
05 February 2020
2019 we saw many young people speaking out about the big global challenges we are facing. 'We are unstoppable' was the message from Indonesian activist Melati Wijsen.
04 December 2019
06 November 2019
Firstly, I would like to clarify what I meant when I wrote this in last month’s newsletter: “So, what are we doing, taxing farmers, offsetting our emissions with carbon credits, going electric and growing a billion trees… come on New Zealand, we can do better than that!” Some people wondered whether I was saying that … Continue reading "Weighing in on the HSNO Act"