Media interest has focused in on contact lenses recently after a 23-year-old student left her lenses in for six months, with terrible results. The year this unlucky woman was born, Australia’s national science agency (CSIRO) and their partners produced the first extended-wear contact lens. This allowed lens wearers 30 continuous safe days and nights of wear. Just 30, not 180. And…

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Australia @ BIO 2014

Australia stamped its presence on the 2014 BIO International Convention in San Diego, giving a strong representation of Australia as a leading biotech location. A group of Australian organisations spread the word on Australia’s exceptional achievements in medical sciences and technologies. Global companies attending BIO discovered more about Australia’s access to excellent research facilities, world-class scientists, strong collaboration and…

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New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra has once again placed highly in Rabobank’s global ranking of the largest dairy companies in the market. Holding in fourth place in one of the world’s most valuable food sectors, Fonterra has strong expertise in dairy science and technology. As well as offering traditional dairy products, Fonterra also develops functional bioactive ingredients for…

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A kiwifruit a day

It’s a billion dollar New Zealand export industry, and everyone knows that fresh fruit is good for you, right? Now Zespri Group are pushing into new commercial frontiers by launching what’s believed to be the world’s first self-substantiating health claim for a fresh fruit. Ten years of clinical data conducted by Zespri show the benefits…

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