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Wish we'd thought of that: Medical marvels

Wish we'd thought of that

Wish we'd thought of that: Medical marvels

We all want to live longer - and there's plenty of companies working to help us do just that. Do you have a health innovation that you think deserves to be recognised at the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards? Then enter it in the Innovation in Health & Science category, sponsored by Chorus.

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Whether it’s to help Ebola sufferers in West Africa with a specialised Android tablet, or to treat tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea with small drones, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is pioneering the latest innovative technology to reach and treat our patients in the most testing of conditions. Here are five of the most innovative MSF designs that are saving lives in the field.

A tailored, low cost governance programme such as an advisory board may not solve the world’s problems, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction. Aaron Wallace gives some important advisory board advice to business owners who want to get it right.

Canterbury Scientific’s 2011 surge in revenue earned the company a spot among the Technology Investment Network’s annual list of New Zealand’s ‘Top 10 Hot Emerging Companies’. A year on, it’s doubled in size, thanks in no small part to its cornerstone product, the HbA1c – a blood test used in the management of diabetes.