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Biotech on the Government’s agenda

It has been another big month for biotech. Ian Proudfoot and his team at KPMG launched the Agribusiness Agenda, which is broken into three parts: Acknowledge, Evaluate, Accelerate.
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BiotechNZ produces landmark report to boost Kiwi businesses

BIOTechNZ is helping the government grow New Zealand’s highly regarded biotech industry, its executive director Dr Zahra Champion says. Scientific American Worldview scorecard for biotech, places New Zealand fourth in the world behind the US, Singapore and Denmark, and one place ahead of Australia.
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June Newsletter: Hello from the future – New Zealand makes its mark on BIO 2019

Hi readers, New Zealand BIOTech, you rock!   I have just arrived back from BIO 2019 in Philadelphia, where New Zealand biotech companies, universities, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), the Innovative Partnerships team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), and BIOTechNZ attended as part of the NZ delegation. The conference was a busy time … Continue reading "June Newsletter: Hello from the future – New Zealand makes its mark on BIO 2019"
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New Zealand delegation to BIO 2019

Twenty-six New Zealand biotech companies and universities joined BIOTechNZ, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment as the New Zealand delegation to BIO 2019 in Philadelphia, 3-6 June.
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BIOTechNZ Time to look at the bigger picture

We’ve seen another big month for the biotechnology ecosystem. It was disappointing to see the Minister of conservation Eugenie Sage banning research on gene editing technology, for this round of the provincial Growth Fund, Predator Free 2050 Limited. National's environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says New Zealand will be challenged to become predator free without a gene editing ‘science breakthrough’.