EcoGene Landcare Research director wins Women in Science Entrepreneurship award

28 July 2011 A director of Landcare Research’s DNA diagnostic facility, EcoGene®, has won the inaugural Women in Science Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Pacific Channel, New Zealand’s leading venture development and investment firm and the Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS). Dr Dianne Gleeson, who oversees the fast-growing EcoGene® business which provides DNA-based diagnostics…

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Re:Gen helps farmers improve farm productivity and environmental performance – Pacific Channel leads $350k investment

July 2011 Pacific Channel Limited, New Zealand’s leading venture development and investment firm focused on early-stage life science and clean-tech innovation, announced today the closing of $350,000 new equity investment into Regen which it led with AngelHQ, Wellington’s angel investment club in exchange for equity in the company. New investment of $250k was provided by…

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Caldera Health secures $1 million to develop prostate cancer diagnostic

July 2011 Pacific Channel Limited, New Zealand’s leading venture development and investment firm focused on early-stage life science and clean-tech innovation led $1 million of new equity investment for Caldera Health Ltd, enabling the company to advance development of its technology to diagnose prostate cancer. The placement of Caldera Health shares to raise $1 million…

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$1.8m cash injection has Kiwi business urging others to get investment ready

MEDIA RELEASE: 18 May 2011 Pacific Channel managing director Brent Ogilvie has gained more than $1.8 million in capital for two companies he took through the Unlimited Investment Challenge. The national programme helps companies fine-tune their business strategy with the aim of pitching to investors and gaining a prominent business mentor for 12 months. Brent…

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Pacific Channel start-up company sold to New Image Group

9 December 2010 Auckland: The business assets of a Pacific Channel Ltd start-up company that has successfully commercialised a sleep-enhancing milk product in Asia has been sold to New Image Group (NZX:NEW) for an undisclosed sum. Somnaceutics was co-founded by Pacific Channel three years earlier to develop the milk product. Pacific Channel Director, Brent Ogilvie,…

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Re:Gen by Harmonic, wins TUANZ Innovation Rural Award.

3 September 2010 Pacific Channel congratulates Ms Bridgit Hawkins and Re:Gen Limited for winning the TUANZ Innovation Rural award with Re:Gen, a dairy-effluent management system. The award recognises the most innovative product, service or initiative developed in New Zealand to enhance productivity in the rural sector. Re:Gen is a tool that provides data enabling farmers…

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Pacific Channel raises capital for Living Cell Technologies

5 August 2009 – Pacific Channel Ltd has supported Living Cell Technologies, a New Zealand global leader in cell therapy, in raising A$4.2 million through the issue of new shares. Pacific Channel managed the New Zealand side of the trans-Tasman capital raising for LCT which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). The successful…

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Somnaceutics wins Science Innovation Award

Somnaceutics, co-founded by Pacific Channel, won the Science Innovation Award at the NZ Natural Products Industry Summit for its natural sleep enhancing milk product. Somnaceutics’ marketing partner, New Image Group Limited (NZX:NEW) won the Export Award. Both awards were announced at the Summit held on 22nd April 2010. See www.naturalproductsnz.org

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