Canopy Rivers invests in BioLumic’s $6.7 mln Series A financing

Canopy Rivers invests in BioLumic’s $6.7 mln Series A financing

This originally appeared in Stuff here. The world’s largest grower and supplier of medicinal cannabis has invested more than $2 million in a small Kiwi agri-tech company. Canadian company Canopy Rivers’ investment of US$1.5m (NZ$2.2m) in BioLumic is for the development of UV treatments that improve the performance and yield of cannabis crops. Palmerston North-based BioLumic’s chief executive Warren Bebb said it was satisfying to […]

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Upside Biotechnologies Announces New Skin Growth Technology for Burn Victims

Upside Biotechnologies Announces New Skin Growth Technology for Burn Victims

This post originally appeared on FireHouse here. Firefighters and EMS representatives who learned of Upside Biotechnologies technology recently were reportedly enthusiastic as they realized how the company’s breakthrough skin growth technology could save the lives of firefighters and victims of burn injuries. Dr. Robert Feldman, CEO of the New Zealand-based regenerative tissue […]

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Nasa tests NZ wool filter for use in space

Nasa tests NZ wool filter for use in space

This originally appeared in the Otago Daily Times here. New Zealand wool could soon be going where no man has gone before.Wool-based filter technology, designed by Auckland-based wool innovation company Lanaco, is one of several filter systems being evaluated by Nasa to protect astronauts in the Orion spacecraft on forthcoming […]

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Could an Australian bee solve the world’s plastic crisis?

Could an Australian bee solve the world’s plastic crisis?

This story originally appeared in the Telegraph here. Researchers believe an Australian bee which produces a “cellophane-like” material for its nests could help to end the world’s reliance on disposable plastics. The native Hylaeus nubilosus masked bee, known for the distinctive yellow badge on its back, does not sting or […]

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Foresight makes GBP249,000 MEIF investment in smart textiles business Footfalls and Heartbeats

Foresight makes GBP249,000 MEIF investment in smart textiles business Footfalls and Heartbeats

This post originally appeared on the Private Equity Wire here. Foresight Group (Foresight) has made a GBP249,000 equity investment into Footfalls and Heartbeats Limited through the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). Based in Nottingham, Footfalls has developed a revolutionary and proprietary process for manufacturing smart fabric, which uses nano-scale interactions […]

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Greg Norman leads $1.5m Seed Round in Commentary Startup Spalk

Greg Norman leads $1.5m Seed Round in Commentary Startup Spalk

This story originally appeared on Shark.com here. Technology Enables Broadcasters, Sports Leagues and Teams to Customize Live Sport Commentary at Scale West Palm Beach, Fla. (September 25, 2018) – Greg Norman Company today announced a material investment in Spalk as the leader in a $1.5MM series seed round alongside Stadia […]

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