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BioLumic raises $5 million to harness ultraviolet light to improve crop yields

BioLumic raises $5 million to harness ultraviolet light to improve crop yields

This originally appeared on VentureBeat. Scientists once thought that ultraviolet light was damaging to all kinds of life, including plants. But BioLumic is turning that notion on its head and has raised $5 million in funding to use UV to improve crop yields. BioLumic said it can can slow the growth of plant-threatening diseases and get plants to […]

Humble Bee business trying to recreate bee’s natural bioplastic

Humble Bee business trying to recreate bee’s natural bioplastic

This originally appeared on Stuff.co.nz Veronica Harwood-Stevenson stands quietly in Queensland bush, net poised. Amid the thrum of kamikaze giant bumblebees, assassin bugs that harpoon honeybees and electric-blue flying jewels, she’s scanning for a tiny black bee with a gold badge on its back. Every morning and evening for a week and a half, Harwood-Stevenson swatted the air […]

US biomed consortium awards US$300K grant to progress advanced regenerative tissue product

US biomed consortium awards US$300K grant to progress advanced regenerative tissue product

This originally appeared on Upside Bios Blog Page 30 January 2018 The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) has awarded a US$300,000 research grant to regenerative tissue developer, Upside Biotechnologies. New Zealand-based Upside is developing an advanced, world-class skin replacement treatment for patients suffering major burns. Upside’s technology enables a small sample of unburnt patient skin to be […]

Startup tackles Asia’s Air Pollution

Startup tackles Asia’s Air Pollution

Original article appeared on the NZ Business here   Healthy Breath worked with fashion design icon Karen Walker to create an anti-pollution mask aimed at Asian consumers facing the growing epidemic of air pollution. For this start-up it’s a case of right time, right product. China’s ‘Airpocalypse’ is no small matter. It is reported as claiming […]

NZME Partners with MishGuru

NZME Partners with MishGuru

This article first appeared on the NZHerald here. NZME has partnered with Kiwi company Mish Guru to deliver innovative and creative content for its brands, using photo sharing app Snapchat. Mish Guru is a content and analytics business and the partnership will allow NZME to better track the value of its campaigns and content for […]