News & Opinion

NZHR Opinion Poll

September 6, 2016

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New Zealanders want drug companies and government to spend more on health research

August 25, 2016

Most Kiwis want the private sector to fork out more for health and medical research, a new opinion survey has found. The online survey of 504 adults by Roy Morgan Research found 86 per cent wanted private sector businesses such as pharmaceutical companies to stump up more for health research. This was slightly more than…

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Biotech fund a boost for research

August 12, 2016

CSL (CSL) chief executive Paul Perreault has welcomed the launch of the government’s new Biomedical Translation Fund for focusing the attention of the $2 trillion superannuation system on the commercialisation of medical tech­no­logies. The fund, officially launched by Innovation and Science Minister Greg Hunt on Wednesday, matches every dollar venture capital and super funds invest…

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Powerhouse Ventures to raise $21 million from ASX listing

August 12, 2016

Christchurch-based technology commercialisation company, Powerhouse Ventures, has lodged a prospectus with the Australian Stock Exchange for an IPO to raise up to $A20 million ($21m), after earlier flagging its intention to list on the NZX. Chairman Kerry McDonald said the company would look to expand its operations into Australia. “We propose to enter the Australian…

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July Update

August 12, 2016

We’re now well over half way through winter and we’ve had a busy time during the last few weeks at New Zealanders for Health Research. It has been exciting to receive our first public opinion poll data from our partner, Roy Morgan Research. We’re looking forward to sharing a plethora of insights with you at…

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May Update

June 1, 2016

Health research in New Zealand has just received a major boost with the recent announcement of $97 million of additional funding. We congratulate the HRC and all those involved in achieving this significant win for health research. In announcing this investment, Ministers Joyce and Coleman have called for a more dynamic, well-connected and world-leading health…

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