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Regen Raises Over $1m

Regen is a Agtech start-up that provides specialist software services to farmers for daily, accurate nitrogen, water and effluent irrigation recommendations. The company has just secured ~$1.1m of investment, which was underwritten and led by Pacific Channel. It now seeks a remaining $400k on the same terms to close its $1.5m investment offer, which would close…

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Engender proves its technology’s ability to sort sperm by sex

Engender Technologies is developing a revolutionary laser-based method for sexing livestock sperm, targeting the US$2 billion dairy artificial insemination industry. The Company has successfully concluded laboratory trials and is preparing for scaling commercialization.t Recently, Engender has proven the efficacy of its prototype system, showing it is able to consistently sort sperm by sex to enrich…

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Storm Systems seeks growth capital to fund overseas expansion

Storm Systems has developed the world’s first range of security systems aimed at preventing graffiti and deterring other anti-social behaviours. The company’s technology uses sensors to identify potential offenders by dowsing them with a blast of harmless liquid, which deters offence, tags the offender and prevents paint adhesion. Importantly, Storm Systems prevents graffiti by disrupting…

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Potential heart attack or just chest pain? Pacific Channel invests in Upstream Medical Technologies

Upstream Medical Technologies has developed technology that could reduce hospital patient admissions of chest pain by up to 40% and is accelerating to offshore trials following a whirlwind capital raise. The company has just completed a fully oversubscribed capital raise, with investors committing $750,000 within four days of opening. Pacific Channel led the investment into…

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Lasers, Cows and the Twelve Million Dollar Woman

Congratulations to Professor Cather Simpson, scientific founder of Engender Technologies and Orbis Diagnostics, for securing over $12.8 million of new science funding announced this week by Prime Minister Bill English and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith. Most of the funds are to support the development of ultra-fast laser manufacturing, the technology which underpins Engender and Orbis Diagnostics,…

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Engender Closes a $4.5m Capital Raise and Wins the Ag-tech Sector of the Silicon Valley Tech World Cup

Pacific Channel portfolio company Engender Technologies is moving at light speed from local success to the global stage.  Engender has just closed a $4.5 million capital raise led by Pacific Channel. With an original target of $2.5 million, the company closed fully over subscribed.  Investors ranged from one of the world’s largest dairy artificial insemination companies…

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2015 Grant Report now avaliable

The 2015 iteration of Pacific Channel’s grant report is now available for purchase. The grant report is an annual guide to securing international grant funding for Australasian life sciences research. The 2015 version contains a review of grant sources from the EU, US and Japan. Please fill out a copy of the order form and…

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Feeding the fabric of growth – Footfalls featured on Backbone

Footfalls and Heartbeats have been featured on “Capital Raising” issue of the Minter Ellison Rudd Watts’ “Backbone” magazine. Click here to read about Footfall’s journey in New Zealand from finding investment, securing our licensing deal and building on our IP portfilo. CEO Roland Toder also discusses the importance of raising capital and their current investment round which…

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Demand for Living Green accelerates with growth in local and offshore markets

    Living Green has proven itself in a short period of time, as a commercial scale manufacturer and marketer of green products sold through both industrial and consumer channels. The company which develops, manufactures and markets wholly natural personal care and cleaning products for the NZ, Australian and Chinese markets is now advancing with…

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