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Gut Instinct: The opportunities and challenges of commercialising Kiwi science
BioTechNZ, Aroa Biosurgery and Tech Future Labs have joined forces
to bring you this interactive Auckland networking event.
Come listen to a panel of Kiwi entrepreneurs who are working on and with the gut. That’s not the only thing they have in common – they have all taken an idea and turned it into a commercial product.
The Aroa story: Dr Brian Ward, CEO of Aroa Biosurgery, will give you some insights into his outstanding journey, from conceiving an idea in the lunchroom of a Hawke’s Bay veterinary clinic to cracking the US medical devices market, launching on the ASX, and beyond.
4.30pm – Venue opens – networking starts
5:00pm – Welcome and overview – Zahra Champion (BioTechNZ); Dr Brian Ward, CEO, Aroa Biosurgery
Speaker and Panel Discussion
- The Insides Company – Garth Sutherland, CEO
- Alimetry – Greg O’Grady, CEO and Professor of Surgery
- The Pure Food Co – Maia Royal, Co-Founder and Director
- Aroa Biosurgery – Brian Ward – CEO
6.00pm – 7:00pm – Drinks, finger food and informal networking
COVID-19: We operate in accordance with the Covid Protection Framework. Due to the possibility of ongoing uncertainty around government regulations on mass gatherings in response to COVID-19 at any particular time or region, the organisers may determine to postpone the event or run the event online and On-Demand only. By registering for this event, you acknowledge and accept this possibility. Any paid tickets will be refunded in full if this occurs.