An invitation to a University of Auckland Bioscience Enterprise Friday Forum, sponsored by ATEED

Date: Friday, 26th February, 2016
Time: 4:30pm Networking, Presentation 5pm followed by drinks and nibbles.
Venue: SBS Reception Lounge (Common Room), School of Biological Sciences.
Guest Speaker:  Steve Henry, Founder and CEO of Kode Biotech and Professor at AUT.

You are welcome to join us for our first networking events this year on Friday the 26th February at 4.30 with sponsorship from ATEED.

A special feature of our first forum will be the ‘sabre champagne’ ceremony, kindly supported by BioPacific Partners. This event, which has become a Bioscience Enterprise tradition, celebrates the success of our 2015 masters class. It also marks their transition from student life to the ‘real world’, and exciting future prospects.

Our speaker will be Steve Henry, Founder and CEO of Kode Biotech and Professor at AUT speaking on the topic:

Kode Biotech - focussed on innovation

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Steve Henry says “Innovation is often poorly understood, and in many instances confused with invention. My favourite distinction is that invention is the conversion of cash into ideas, while innovation is the conversion of ideas into cash.”

He should know: Kode™ Technology is probably the most versatile surface modification technology available today, and has resulted in numerous innovations including diagnostic assays, quality control kits, and teaching/training systems. This technology has also enabled an extensive range of research tools used for modification of cells, viruses, bacteria, organisms, solutions, aerosols, and surfaces. Recently a multi-million dollar therapeutic-use license was announced, where KodeTechnology is being used as a novel cancer immunotherapy, and another licensee is developing the technology for cancer drug delivery. Several other therapeutic-use and diagnostic-use licenses are in current negotiation with big Pharma.

Kode won the 2015 Supreme New Zealand Innovator Award.

In his talk Steve Henry will discuss his company’s platform technology and its journey to success.

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Date and time - 4.30-6.30 pm drinks and canapés (for 5 pm presentation), Friday 26thFebruary, 2016.

Venue - Reception Lounge, at the IIB and SBS entrance to the Thomas Building, 3a Symonds St (see map).

Parking - University is well serviced by bus routes, and car parking is available under the University of Auckland Business School (the Owen G Glenn Building) on Grafton Rd.