2018 News Articles

The second Technology Innovation and Knowledge Interchange (TIKI) Tour hosted by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and CMDT recently took place at the beginning of September. This ...
 
 
It’s a classic scenario. You’ve got a great concept and you’ve talked about it with people in your network. Is it a go? There’s nothing else like it on the ...
 
 
Introducing and gaining uptake of new technology requires a global effort and Volpara’s artificial intelligence (AI) software for analysing breast x-rays is an example of what ...
 
 
University of Auckland scientist Professor Jill Cornish’s work on lactoferrin has been recognised with the Nancy Sirett Memorial Lecture, delivered as part of the Queenstown ...
 
 
Returning to New Zealand after nearly 20 years, the Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand is pleased to announce the 2018 Annual Meeting, located in Auckland ...
 
 
Owing to digital advances, we’re experiencing a reimagination of health care delivery. Consumers are now empowered to take more control of their own health information to make ...
 
 
Why is design-led high-value manufacturing so important? That’s one of the big questions being explored at “Manufacturing our future”, an exhibition and speaking series ...
 
 
New Zealand, with its first health research strategy, is aiming to develop a world-leading health research and innovation system by 2027. The goal is to create a system that ...
 
 
Dealing with looming deadlines at work and juggling family duties while being sick is stressful – without the added hassle of driving to the doctor’s and waiting to be ...
 
 
Associate Professor Thor Besier and Professor BJ Fregly started working together in the US in 2006, while they were collecting data for what was to become the ‘Grand Knee ...
 
 
Adherium and Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ Collaborate to Improve Outcomes for Asthma Patients, with a Special Focus on New Zealand Children Asthma and Respiratory ...
 
 
"MedicMind" will allow doctors to auto-diagnose a large range of diseases based on a single photograph. Spokesperson for the Dunedin company, Glenn Linde, said there was no ...
 
 
Associate Professor Greg O’Grady is a surgeon and researcher. He typically spends half of his workweek at the Auckland City Hospital performing mainly colorectal surgeries, ...
 
 
Gone are the days of black and white x-rays. The MARS spectral x-ray scanner invented by father and son, Professors Phil and Anthony Butler from the Universities of Canterbury and ...
 
 
StretchSense is a tech company with a twist. Instead of plastic and metal hardware, they specialize in creating soft and stretchy sensors. These sensors can precisely measure ...
 
 
By Elliott Kernohan, CEO of ableX healthcare ‘Value-based healthcare’ is a growing focus for health systems globally. Its goals are to improve outcomes for patients and ...
 
 
Watch Associate Professor Suranga Nanayakkara and the team from Augmented Human Laboratory talk about their innovation - the Finger Reader, a ring with a tiny camera that ...
 
 
Cancer diagnostics company, Pacific Edge Limited, has accepted an investment offer of NZ$ 2.622 million from Manchester Management Company, LLC (MMC), a US privately owned fund ...
 
 
New Zealand's biggest private childcare chain has signed up to Dr Lance O'Sullivan's health-by-email service, amidst mounting concerns for pre-schoolers' health in low-income ...
 
 
Clinician and digital health entrepreneur Lance O’Sullivan has launched a micro-credentialing scheme with Otago Polytechnic to train a new digital health ...
 
 
Orion Health is selling its Rhapsody division to British investment company Hg for $205 million. Orion will then buy back a 25 per cent shareholding in the business for $28 ...
 
 
A highlight of the week was the 2018 HealthTech Awards. New research and start-ups were acknowledged, as well as distributors and multinationals that have implemented new ...
 
 
“A life-saving medical device is only useful if it reaches the patient,” says Faye Sumner, CEO of the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ). Her scope of ...
 
 
New Zealand has a dynamic and growing medical technology industry. Key to this are bright ideas from the medtech community that can be translated into clinical use that are ...
 
 
The healthcare landscape is changing drastically with the arrival of disruptive technologies on the scene; these technologies are challenging existing systems and paving the way ...
 
 
‘This opens up channels for patients to get their arms around their disease’ SAN MATEO, Calif. – Adherium recently received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug ...
 
 
Kiwi scientists believe they have identified a toxic bug that causes bowel cancer - a discovery that could lead to the development of a life-saving vaccine or early detection ...
 
 
A Kiwi biotechnology company which has found a way to grow bigger-than-A5 sheets of replacement human skin says the product might be ready to start clinical trials on burn ...
 
 
Tucked away in West Auckland is Revolution Fibres, a global leader in nanofiber production which is making significant headway in the Chinese market with its actiVLayr™ ...
 
 
“If you are a researcher thinking about commercialising your work, then make sure you innovate according to market needs,” says Professor Buddy Ratner, Director of the ...
 
 
With a growing elderly population worldwide, there is an increasing prevalence of diseases related to the ageing brain. The need for an arsenal of technologies that can prevent, ...
 
 
Throughout the care delivery journey, essential information about patients’ perspectives goes uncaptured.  Although the overall picture of the patient’s health is essential ...
 
 
The human heart is driven by a natural pacemaker, the sinoatrial node. This node is a cluster of cells in the heart; it generates electrical impulses that cause the heart to ...
 
 
The University of Auckland held its 2018 Celebrating Research Excellence event this week. The event highlighted the vital role of ordinary New Zealanders in research and the ...
 
 
By Ella Fischer from Brain Research New ZealandThe second annual Brain and Technology Symposium was held on 11 and 12 April 2018 in the Fale Pasifika at the University of ...
 
 
In this interview on Radio New Zealand, MedTech CoRE Associate Director Professor Anthony Butler speaks about the MARS spectral molecular scanner that he is developing with his ...
 
 
An Otago scientist is developing a 'critical' test that can help close the gap created by healthcare inequities in Maori and rural communities. University of Otago Professor of ...
 
 
As Hauwai explains: “Sign language is one of the easiest languages to learn and it can be fun for children, parents and whānau. There are so many benefits to learning sign ...
 
 
The MARS spectral molecular scanner being developed by MedTech CoRE Principal Investigator Professor Anthony Butler and team was recently awarded MBIE’s Gold Status for research ...
 
 
It has been called a “forgotten” cancer but it kills about 186,000 people a year worldwide. There is a better chance of treating bladder cancer — like other related diseases ...
 
 
Professor Merryn Tawhai, Deputy Director of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), has been honoured with one of the highest international accolades in her field. Today ...
 
 
The MedTech Conversation series is a new initiative jointly hosted by the MedTech Centre of Research Excellence (MedTech CoRE) and Consortium for Medical Device Technologies ...
 
 
NZ Herald reports the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) received $1m in philanthropy funding from the Hugo Charitable Trust, for research on optogenetics - controlling ...
 
 
Volpara Health has entered the UK market a week after saying the British National Health Service (NHS) would be a 10-year marathon to crack. The breast cancer detection ...
 
 
A team of more than forty pharmacists gathered at Auckland's largest hospital yesterday to learn more about the clinical trials that Veriphi has been conducting at the hospital ...
 
 
The corporate sectors of the Asia-Pacific region vary in maturity, levels of governance and international profile. But this list of fast-growing companies, compiled with the ...
 
 
The automation company Scott Technology and cancer diagnostic company Pacific Edge have a productive outlook for the new year. To read more, click here.