Tagged: NZBio

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

Clinical trials – New Zealand is missing the boat - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Mar 21, 2011

I’m at the NZBio conference in Auckland over the next couple of days, so in a good position to see what is preoccupying the country’s biotechnology sector. One simmering issue has already been aired – the ad hoc and often ineffective way we approach conducting clinical trials of drugs and treatments in New Zealand. According to scientists, “big pharma” representatives … Read More

Is a replacement for the dumped R&D tax credits on the cards? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Oct 23, 2009

As Sciblogger Shaun Hendy has pointed out, the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology has issued a feedback document on its priorities for science and technology and called for submissions on how to make the science system deliver more for New Zealand. In the introduction to the paper, Science Minister Wayne Mapp wastes no time in pointing … Read More