AUT professor wins supreme innovator award for potential cancer treatment

An AUT Professor whose work could forever change the way cancer is treated was named Supreme Innovator at the New Zealand Innovators Awards last night.

Steve Henry is the CEO of KODE Biotech Ltd and Professor of Biotech Innovation at Auckland University of Technology. Professor Henry’s most high profile work has been developing a “coating” for a UK company that has developed a novel cancer therapy. The coating changes the appearance of cancer cells, making them take on the appearance of an animal cell, which the immune system already knows how to reject.

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