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’.
06 March 2019
Melbourne – Almost 100 Kiwi agritech specialists, entrepreneurs, agribusiness leaders and support agencies have joined 1000 delegates at the international EvokeAg food & farm futures conference in Melbourne this week.
21 February 2019
What a great start to 2019 for the biotech community.
Firstly I want to personally congratulate two of our outstanding women, Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble, CNZM, was made a Dame in this year's New Year Honours for services to science, and Dr Siouxsie Wiles, of Auckland, will be a Member of the said Order, for services to microbiology and science communication.
08 February 2019
The New Zealand biotech sector is poised to soar this year with world leading expertise across health, fuel and food research which can help feed the world, BiotechNZ executive director Zahra Champion says.
30 January 2019
06 December 2018
A meme I saw online last week, truly made me laugh, “there has been a critical failure during Installation of New Zealand Summer, Error 404, Summer was not found.” On the first day of summer there was skiing at Cardrona Alpine Resort, however I’m sure very soon we’ll be complaining how hot it is! In … Continue reading "The forecast for 2019 is exciting"
14 November 2018
The founder of one of New Zealand’s biggest biotech companies, Dr Sean Simpson, is back in New Zealand this week attending key board meetings for the next wave of Kiwi success stories, BiotechNZ executive director Zahra Champion says. Simpson, the founder of LanzaTech which started life in a Kiwi basement in 2005 and has gone on to … Continue reading "Major NZ clean tech company head in NZ to promote biotech"
Stories on our ecosystem have positioned it as a hi tech cash cow, on the cusp of a world first biotech production surge and more.
09 November 2018
The OECD has estimated the potential contribution of the bio-economy to New Zealand’s GDP will climb to $NZ182 billion by 2030.
28 October 2018
03 October 2018
Kia Ora Welcome to our first newsletter as part of the New Zealand Tech Alliance, which collectively represents 20 technology associations, working together to create a prosperous digital nation. Biology and technology touch the lives of millions of people every single day and the impact of biotech is accelerating at an exponential rate. New Zealand … Continue reading "Join the biotech conversation"