Tagged: Early stage science

Are there some new products in the pipeline as business manufacturing increases its R&D spend? - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 29, 2011

Considering that the time period for the R&D survey mostly coincides with the global financial crisis, you’d have to be pretty pleased with the nation’s 13% increase between 2008 and 2010. During the 2010 reference year, Stats NZ reckons the … Continue reading → … Read More

Random points of interest from NZBio, two - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 25, 2011

A second lot of interesting points – you know, the ‘what did you learn’ answers you give to people. • Photonz Omega-3 EPA production by fermentation of micro algae set to provide second reliable source after fish oil. EPA plus … Continue reading → … Read More

Random points of interest from NZBio - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 24, 2011

Back from NZBio’s annual conference, with a tonne of notes and not sure how to make them all make sense. However, some random points of interest – unthemed. • When talking with the media, scientists need to overcome their embarrassment … Continue reading → … Read More

John Key should play the one card he has up his sleeve ……Minister of Innovation and Science - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 11, 2011

If you were John Key playing cards, you’d have to feel you’re holding onto a pretty crap hand at the moment. The economy’s not that great, the earthquake’s timing’s really bad, and we’re having to borrow a fair bit of … Continue reading → … Read More