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Upstream seeks US$5m to fund upcoming 1,000-person trial

Upstream Medical Technologies has developed a biomarker-based diagnostic test to rule out the risk of imminent heart attack for the significant number of people presenting at hospital with chest pain. The test is designed to identify those patients who are suffering from unstable angina, as opposed to chest pain resulting from other causes. Patients with unstable angina…

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Pacific Channel participates in Techlaw Program

Technology law firm Simmonds Stewart has just launched a technology focused internship programme for law students in conjunction with Auckland University Law School. The programme offers law students paid intern positions at companies involved in the high-growth tech sector. Pacific Channel is one of five companies that are participating by hosting an intern. The aim…

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NZeno – Hitting the sweet spot in xenotransplantation

NZeno is a kiwi company aiming to supply pig kidneys suitable for human transplantation. The company is applying novel gene editing technology to unique high-health status New Zealand pigs whose kidneys would be more acceptable by the human body after surgery. Behind this groundbreaking company are the renowned scientists who founded NZeno; Dr Paul Tan,…

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Living Green Group hires a new CEO and secures cornerstone investor

Living Green is a New Zealand formulator, manufacturer and marketer of ‘next generation’ eco-friendly home products. These products, which are fully natural and effective, range from baby care and hygiene to personal care including skin, body and even treatments for fabrics, clothing items, and homes. The company has recently hired Grant Leach to lead the…

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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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