Welcome to NZBIO

 

NZBIO is a vibrant member-based organisation focused on growing New Zealand’s prosperous bioeconomy.  With hundreds of individual and corporate members from across agbiotech, human health, industrial and environmental and food bioscience, NZBIO plays a leading role in providing practical support for companies to grow.  

NZBIO’s activities include member events, seminars and conferences, policy advocacy, national and international outreach and promotion.Our membership base ranges from start up bioscience companies, to mature corporates and major multinationals.  We also represent New Zealand research institutes and universities, specialist service professionals, corporate, institutional, individual and student members from New Zealand and around the world.

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Seed Fund hits maiden ton 24 Jul 2014 - Seed Fund hits maiden ton The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund’s Seed Fund is now investing $5 million a year into start-ups alongside angel investors, and recently invested into its one hundredth company.
Coming Soon: AntiViral Gel in Condoms to Kill HIV Virus 22 Jul 2014 - Coming Soon: AntiViral Gel in Condoms to Kill HIV Virus Antiviral VivaGel in Ansell condoms, which is capable of inactivating 99.9 per cent of HIV virus, will be available in the Australian market within few months. The special technology has been designed by Australian biotechnology firm Starpharma.
Hill Laboratories appoints new South Island Manager 14 Jul 2014 - Hill Laboratories appoints new South Island Manager New Zealand's leading analytical testing laboratory, Hill Laboratories, has appointed Kevin Taylor as the company’s new South Island Manager.
Seed fund needs cash boost 13 Jul 2014 - Seed fund needs cash boost A seed fund that has proved critical for co-investing with angel groups in promising Kiwi start-ups is close to running out of money and is asking for a government top-up until it becomes self-sustaining.
Science supergirl has world at her gecko feet 13 Jul 2014 - Science supergirl has world at her gecko feet Search on the internet and you will find that new superhero "Nanogirl" and University of Auckland senior engineering lecturer Michelle Dickinson are one and the same. Dickinson is to Nanogirl what Bruce Wayne is to Batman. Dickinson/Nanogirl is a kite-boarding, rock-climbing, scientist of nanomechanics.
Core Truths: 10 Common GMO Claims Debunked 11 Jul 2014 - Core Truths: 10 Common GMO Claims Debunked Later this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture may approve the Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden, the first genetically modified apples to hit the market.
Beauty queen helps biotech firm expand 10 Jul 2014 - Beauty queen helps biotech firm expand From birdbath beginnings, Nelson's Supreme Biotechnology is expanding its offices and launching a new skincare range endorsed by an international beauty.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics underway 10 Jul 2014 - Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics underway B+LNZ Genetics General Manager, Graham Alder said the contract with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has been signed, securing the Government’s contribution of $15 million over the next five years.