The second phase of Callaghan Innovation’s HealthTech Activator rollout offers early to mid-stage health tech companies easier access to a huge depth of resources, skills and expertise.
Maia is a startup focused on helping people do just that. The company was founded by Associate Professor Suranga Nanayakkara, together with Jerome Humphrey and Jenna Cunning, and is based on their work at the Augmented Human Lab at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. Maia resides at Cloud9, the Auckland Bioengineering Institute’s start-up space where fledgling companies associated with its research are nurtured until they can stand on their own.
The National Institutes of Health today announced six new contracts worth $98.35 million for COVID-19 testing approaches that provide new modes of sample collection, processing and return of results.
Innovators operating in one of the country’s largest and most-promising specialist technology sectors are getting a helping hand to speed up and smooth out their path to success.
New Zealand emotional AI startup Soul Machines has raised $US40 million ($58 million) in Series B funding, to boost research and development for its computer-generated customer support characters with ‘digital brains’.
Pokhara, Nepal, a remote, low-income community affected by poverty, geopolitical challenges and devastating natural disasters continues to inspire the work of Professor Ian Bissett, the Director of the Indigenous and Global Surgery Group at the STaR Centre.
A collaboration of scientists and engineers from ‘Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’, Harvard, Yale, University of Minnesota, and the University of Sao Paulo has resulted in new technology to make MRIs more comfortable, accessible, and affordable