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NZ bioscience strong – but for how long?

John Kerr posted in on December 15th, 2011.

An industry report has revealed some positive growth in biosciences, but warns there may be a cash-flow crisis coming. This week saw the release of the 2010 Bioscience Industry Report from NZBIO, an industry group made up of corporate members from across agbiotech, human health, industrial and environmental and food bioscience. Statistics presented in the […]

PODCAST: Green energy speakers from NZBio 2011

John Kerr posted in on March 30th, 2011.

Here are two more podcasts from the 2011 NZBio conference held in Auckland (March 21 – 23, 2011). These particular presentations were from the session titled ‘Clean Green 100% New Zealand: Powering the Globe‘, which focused on how New Zealand companies are tackling the question of clean energy in innovative ways. Dr Will Barker, VP […]

PODCAST: Biotech – why do NZ investors bother with it?

Peter Griffin posted in on March 30th, 2011.

A podcast recorded at the NZBio 2011 conference in Auckland (March 21 – 23, 2011) looking at the investment opportunities in the New Zealand biotech sector and the pros and cons of investing in biotech overall… Participants Chair: Colin McKinnon, New Zealand Venture Capital Association Dr Joshua Funder, Partner, GBS Ventures Andrew Kelly, Chief Executive […]

NZBio: Clinical trials in NZ – how do we do more?

Peter Griffin posted in on March 21st, 2011.

New Zealand is good for clinical trials of new treatments and drugs, but a number of barriers are holding back clinical trials in New Zealand, said a panel of speakers at NZBio conference in Auckland today. Listen to the podcast below to hear their views on what needs to happen to encourage more drug companies […]

SMC Media Tracker: March 2010

Peter Griffin posted in on April 16th, 2010.

In the latest of its Media Tracker series, the SMC looks at some of the events which caused news spikes during March. (Click on the picture to enlarge it) As always the weekly news cycle is clearly in evidence, with coverage of science-related issues dropping off over the weekend. Science-based news in March was dominated […]

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NZ Herald: Hopes pinned on GM milk

Peter Griffin posted in on April 6th, 2010.

Chris Barton writes in the NZ Herald about the vigorous debate over the use of genetic modification (GM) in the country, presenting the arguments of both sides. Pro-GM campaigners say that such research is necessary for the development of therapies and treatments for a number of diseases, and that using animals to produce some of […]

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Newsletter Digest: Future electronics, meat consumption and the NZBio and Kea Awards

Peter Griffin posted in on March 26th, 2010.

Life after silicon – future electronics The journal Science gives over much of this week’s issue to the role silicon-based transistors have played in revolutionising computing and the possible way forward as scientists strive for faster, more powerful computers and electronics. Some scientists writing in Science are focusing on the re-engineering of silicon-based transistors while […]

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