BIOTechNZ News

BioTechNZ builds on New Zealand’s biotechnology strengths

Sector’s long-term potential bodes well for future biotech listings. Zahra Champion’s view of biotechnology goes well beyond medicine. For her, biotech includes agriculture, the environment, industrial applications and marine. As Executive Director of BioTech New Zealand, Dr Champion is helping to build a vibrant ecosystem for biotech companies in NZ. An ecosystem that better connects … Continue reading "BioTechNZ builds on New Zealand’s biotechnology strengths"
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The future of the GMO ban

New Zealand’s genetic engineering laws face a tough challenge from new technology, Justin Giovannetti writes in The Bulletin.
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Call for pharmacists to get ahead of medicinal cannabis surge

New Zealand’s over 3,500 practising pharmacists need to urgently familiarise themselves with medicinal cannabis. Patient enquiries and demand are set to surge when Kiwi-made products come onto the market later this year, says one pharmacist who should know.
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Biotech driving the future of clean food

BioTechNZ and AgriTechNZ are leading an event in Palmerston North on August 4 to discuss cell-based agriculture which can create products from cell cultures as opposed to whole plants or animals.
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NZ should move to low nicotine cigarettes, BiotechNZ says

The Ministry of Health’s move toward a smoke free Aotearoa by 2025, genetic engineering and genetic technologies for low nicotine cigarettes could play a major part in ensuring the success a leading biotech expert says.