NZ BIo Update May 9

Published: Mon 9 May 2011 03:33 PM
Industry News
ERMA Roadshow: What Can We Do For You?
New Zealand’s Clinical Trial Capabilities to be Showcased
MSI Funding Opportunity - Postgraduate Internships
Entries for the Inaugral Medicines New Zealand Value of Medicines Award Now Open
Upcoming Industry Events
10 May - UCONZ Present Energy & Infrastructure Innovations
12/13 May- NZTE - Sustainable Business NZ Workshop - Hear the Latest Research on Business and Sustainability
13 May - Auckland Bioscience Enterprise Friday Forum
19 May - NZACRes International Clinical Trials Day
23 May - AusMedtech
22 July - Bioshares Biotech Summit
Industry News
Living Cell Technologies Limited a global company pioneering the development of a cell implant to treat diabetes, has obtained approval to commence a Phase II DIABECELL clinical trial in Buenos Aires, Argentina, DIABECELL's third jurisdiction to date which has approved human trials. For full story, click here
Caldera Health is the startup launched by two of New Zealand’s best-known scientist entrepreneurs. Drs Jim Watson and Richard Forster launched Caldera Health after both were misdiagnosed after undergoing prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood tests, the usual method for detecting prostate cancer, which kills around 600 New Zealand men every year. For the full story, click here
Biomatters, a leading New Zealand bioinformatics company received a Highly Commended Award at the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards. For full article, please click here
Scion and Rotorua District Council joined forces in 2008 to develop a new approach to the management of organic waste. The city's waste water treatment plant took delivery of its Waste to Gold pilot plant, that if successful, will turn human waste into useful chemicals and nutrients. If successful, a full-scale plant could remove up to 8500 tonnes of bio-solid waste going to landfill and in terms of cost reductions and value creation could benefit the Rotorua community by up to $4 million a year. For the full story, please click here
Firms in the expanding medical technology sector plan to hire 165 skilled staff over the next two years, and 22 companies are looking to raise $44.1 million during the same period, a survey conducted bt the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ) shows. To read ful article, please click here
ERMA Roadshow: What Can We Do For You?
ERMA New Zealand is focused on reducing the burden of unnecessary regulation, allowing innovation while also protecting the environment. By discussing with us your business goals and future directions, we are eager to help you navigate potential regulatory roadblocks to get you there sooner.
Auckland - Wednesday 25 May 2011 - The University of Auckland
Hamilton - Thursday 26 May 2011 - AgResearch Ruakura
Palmerston North - Wednesday 1 June 2011 - The BioCommerce Centre
Wellington - Friday 3 June 2011 - ERMA Office
Dunedin - Tuesday 7 June 2011 - Centre for Innovation
Christchurch - Wednesday 8 June 2011 - Plant and Food Research, Lincoln
To register for a workshop, or for more information please see the NZBIO Events Calendar
For more information click here
New Zealand’s Clinical Trial Capabilities to be Showcased
New Zealand’s capabilities and expertise at testing new medical practices and products will be internationally showcased during the Rugby World Cup.
NZBIO along with other industry associations such as Medicines New Zealand and Medical Technology Association of New Zealand is running a Clinical Trial Showcase in Auckland on September 21, 2011.
For more information click here
MSI Funding Opportunity - Postgraduate Internships
Applications are open for the 2011 Postgraduate Internship programme until 12pm 31 May 2011.
The Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) will fund 50 businesses to employ a science, technology or engineering postgraduate intern for six months.
Successful businesses will receive up to $30,000 + GST towards per person towards a postgraduate intern’s salary.
The programme is open to businesses of all sizes that have a focus on research and development.
For more information click here
Entries for the Inaugral Medicines New Zealand Value of Medicines Award Now Open
Through the Value of Medicines Award Medicines New Zealand recognises one New Zealand researcher or health care professional for their outstanding contribution to improving the understanding, effectiveness or safety of the use of medicines in New Zealand. The Award will take the form of a single payment of $20,000 to the chosen individual.
For more information click here
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