Monthly Archives: June 2011

LanzaTech continues its wild tiger ride


The Auckland-based, globally-oriented LanzaTech doesn’t miss a trick when it come to publicity as it hugely increases the explosive growth of its gas fermentation technology. The use of its proprietary bacteria that convert steel mill flue gases (among others) to … Continue reading

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The right type of engineer crucial for design success – Simcro


Finding the right type of product design engineer is about as easy as finding hen’s teeth for Hamilton-based animal pharmaceutical delivery company, Simcro. The developer and manufacturer of drench guns and injectors has won a swag of awards for its … Continue reading

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Valuing early-stage companies an art rather than a science – NZVIF


‘Too soon to tell’ is one of the main conclusions of a NZ Venture Investment Fund research report about the valuation of early-stage kiwi investments. The report (find it here) by NZVIF’s Chris Twiss and Carl Jones says the NZ … Continue reading

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Agricultural commodity boom no good for branding


There is one downside from New Zealand agriculture and our economic future from the recent (and its appears ongoing) surge in primary products prices. It is delay, perhaps irretrievably, of consumer-centric changes required in the way we market, as opposed … Continue reading

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Separate research institute will complement Atlantis’ business model


A bit of a plug for Atlantis Healthcare, and more particularly, a clever initiative it is about to unveil. The company’s Auckland-based, but is an increasingly global business that helps patients stick to their prescriptions and lifestyle changes. The company … Continue reading

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Life’s a gas as LanzaTech picks up an engineering partner


Auckland-based, globally oriented clean tech company LanzaTech seems to have partnered up with a very useful collaborator for the next stage of its growth. LanzaTech uses a gas fermentation technology, with patented bacteria, to convert industrial plant waste gas flues … Continue reading

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Thinking about (other peoples’) thinking basis of global business – Atlantis Healthcare


Give it some thought, and you’d have to say that thinking is the ultimate weightless export. It is exactly what New Zealand’s been encouraged to ‘produce’ as well as milk, meat, wood and scenery that have been our, forgive the … Continue reading

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Microwaved charcoal technology gets thumbs up from British science writer


There’s nothing quite as pleasing as someone else mentioning you in their book – so Blenheim-based CarbonScape must have a grin from ear to ear at the moment. It, and its patented microwave technology that can continuously produce activated carbon … Continue reading

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Design-led company needs a bigger trophy cabinet


Waikato-based agritech company Simcro‘s in danger of needing another trophy cabinet in the near future. But, for a company that pours 10-12% of its turnover into R&D, it’s a pretty good problem to have. The marketer of innovative injectors and … Continue reading

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