2017 News Articles

A new implant is currently being developed in New Zealand that could revolutionise the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. The team of researchers from AUT's Engineering Research ...
 
 
Professor Parry Guilford, an internationally renowned cancer genetics and biology expert, has been selected as the latest recipient of the Distinguished Research Medal, the ...
 
 
The constant worry that families live with when a loved one is in the early stages of dementia is all consuming. “For many people living with dementia and their families, it ...
 
 
The country's first robot-assisted knee surgery has been carried out at Auckland's North Shore Hospital. More than 7000 knee replacement operations are carried out in New ...
 
 
Christchurch-based MTech Games is carrying out trials in partnership with the Burwood Academy for Independent Living to help patients learn wheelchair skills using computer ...
 
 
Arctic Information Technology, Inc. (Arctic IT), an Alaskan Native-Owned Enterprise, is pleased to announce their strategic partnership with Whānau Tahi Ltd., a New ...
 
 
As part of the drive to remain at the forefront of technology, ESR has invested in AuramerBio Limited (ABL), a biotech start-up company out of Victoria University of Wellington ...
 
 
People get up to weird things in New Zealand. At the University of Auckland, if you want to run hours upon hours of experiments on a baby trapped in a high chair, that’s cool. ...
 
 
New Zealand health tech success story HealthLink has been bought by the cash-rich Clanwilliam Group, which is on the hunt for more Kiwi companies. It was announced today that ...
 
 
Adherium Releases Next Generation Adherence Monitor, SmartTurbo Model 4, for AstraZeneca’s Turbuha
Adherium today announced it has released SmartTurbo Model 4, the next generation of the company’s adherence monitoring technology, for AstraZeneca’s Turbuhaler ...
 
 
Fleximap Ltd, the spinout company from Auckland Bioengineering Institute's Gastrointestinal Motility Research Group has recently been selected as a finalist in the Health and ...
 
 
I know how to bag a baby. At least I think I do. Providing PPV with a bag-valve mask is something that you are taught in NRP and is likely one of the first skills you learned in ...
 
 
Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. Host Simon Pound speaks with innovators and commentators focused ...
 
 
New Zealand company Soul Machines is on a mission to reverse engineer the brain and humanise Al interactions. And it's making very good progress. Jihee Junn explores the rise of - ...
 
 
Concentrate’s Hi-Tech Heroes series: Adherium
How a New Zealand Hi-Tech Award winner is building a global digital health business In the third instalment of our Hi-tech heroes series, Concentrate talked to Garth ...
 
 
Friday, 30th June 2017:The New Zealand medical diagnostics company Pictor Ltd has appointed biotechnology and agri-tech entrepreneur Howard Moore as Chief Executive Officer. This ...
 
 
After a car accident left him unable to walk or pursue his dream of becoming a professional swimmer, Mark Finch has dedicated the past six years to creating groundbreaking ...
 
 
The future is soft. Soft robots, that is. And from a crawling caterpillar called Trevor and a wing-flapping dragonfly called Julie, Iain Anderson has his sight set on Mars – and ...
 
 
MasterControl Staff Writer The medical device industry is complex, ever-changing and highly regulated, that much we know. We also know that, despite the complexity, the outlook ...
 
 
A group photo taken during Dr Jenny Kruger and Professor Martyn Nash’s visit to Professor Chantale Dumoulin’s lab at the University of Montreal. Pictured are Professor Nash, ...
 
 
BIOINKS AND TENDON SCAFFOLDS SHOW PROMISE FOR HELPING THE BODY RECOVER FROM MUSCULOSKELETAL INJURY. Sufferers of osteoarthritis are all too aware of the daily pain and ...
 
 
Written by Elf Eldridge The 2017 MedTech CoRE Conference was held on 20th June, at the Aotea Centre, Auckland, during the HealthTech Week in conjunction with the ...
 
 
Adds new dimension to strong, profitable Vicon business Will further increase, over time, the Group’s recurring revenue base Oxford Metrics plc (LSE: OMG) the ...
 
 
A new concept called Aim brings the doctor to you, in a self-driving car. Even those of us fortunate enough to have good health insurance will often put off seeing a doctor ...
 
 
The Prime Minister's chief science advisor has warned of pitfalls in using big data and analytics for social policy development. But, used properly and effectively alongside ...
 
 
The Auckland Bioengineering Institute in partnership with Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence (MedTech CoRE) Outreach, held an innovation day on May 10 at the Ngā ...
 
 
Some 5.7 million US adults suffer from bipolar disorder, however, the only way to treat them during an episode is to watch for signs – but sometimes it is too late. Now, ...
 
 
The TIKI (Technology Innovation and Knowledge Interchange) Tour is an event that takes New Zealand’s latest medical technology innovation to staff at the District Health ...
 
 
Pushpay have come out on top at this year's Hi-Tech Awards, claiming the coveted Hi-Tech Company of the Year award. The payments business also scooped the Innovative Company of ...
 
 
Auckland – Future health facilities in New Zealand are unlikely to have patients in them, a leading health IT expert says. Scott Arrol, chief executive of NZ Health IT ...
 
 
A wearable sensor developed by Stanford researchers can diagnose diseases by measuring molecular constituents of sweat, such as chloride ions and glucose. A wristband-type ...
 
 
Have you ever dreamt of gazing into the eyes of chatbot while explaining your frustration with a service? If so, that would be oddly specific, but you’d also be in luck, thanks ...
 
 
AUT Professor secures spot in Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS
An AUT Engineering Professor who developed a technology that could potentially cure cancer has become the first in Australasia to secure a spot in the world-leading Johnson & ...
 
 
Orion Health signed a $9.3 million five-year contract to license its Amadeus precision medicine platform to Dorset County Council in England as the software developer fends off ...
 
 
Bandages which can detect how a wound is healing and send messages back to doctors could be trialled within the next 12 months, scientists have said. The bandages would use ...
 
 
Dr Jennifer Kruger from the University of Auckland has won a grant from the Health Research Council to develop a way to measure pelvic floor muscle health using a ...
 
 
Kaitaia – It’s hardly big news that a ground-breaking, game-changing virtual digital health business, Navilluso, has reached the finals in two innovative categories of the New ...
 
 
These technologies all have staying power. They will affect the economy and our politics, improve medicine, or influence our culture. Some are unfolding now; others will take a ...
 
 
AFT Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures the Maxigesic painkiller, raised new funds through a redeemable share issue to fuel international growth and announced plans to raise more ...
 
 
2016 was a rich year for medical technology. Virtual Reality. Augmented Reality. Smart algorithms analysing wearable data. Amazing technologies arrived in our lives and on the ...
 
 
A hospital in north Queensland has become the first in the state to trial the use of 3D cameras to treat patients with diabetes who live in rural and remote areas. The trial is ...
 
 
When we think about wearable technology today, the first thing to come to mind is still clunky wrist-worn devices – smart watches and fitness trackers that no matter how hard ...
 
 
As Kiwis, we're often not the best at blowing our own trumpets. Real or imagined, the tall poppy syndrome is one that people are wary of and no more so than in the business ...