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Specialist workshops and networking events are essential core functions in bio-industry clusters around the world. The Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology is open to suggestions from the industry for short up-skilling workshops, and where possible will develop and offer such workshops to be made available to all interested parties. A series of Bioscience Enterprise Forums features brief presentations of industry leaders to update the community on recent developments in a setting of networking over drinks and nibbles. They are held at the Fale, University of Auckland on selected Fridays 4:30-6:30pm. The Forums are advertised through the regular NZBIO Newsletters and are open to industry and academic staff, and graduate students (registration is free). 

Events

An invitation to a University of Auckland Bioscience Enterprise Friday Forum, - Hungry No More Going Global with Kiwi Science

An invitation to a University of Auckland Bioscience Enterprise Friday Forum, - Hungry No More Going Global with Kiwi Science

Date: Friday, 27 July, 2018

Time: 4:30pm Networking, Presentation 5pm followed by drinks and nibbles.
Venue: SBS Reception Lounge (Common Room), School of Biological Sciences.
Guest Speaker:  This month we welcome Dr Edward Walker speaking on the topic:
Hungry No More Going Global with Kiwi Science

Dr Edward Walker is one of the two co-inventors/co-discovers of Amarasate┬« Extract at Plant & Food Research and has spent the last 8 years working the development of this product. Amarasate is a 100% plant-based natural extract of New Zealand hops, that has been clinically demonstrated to regulate eating behaviour. An early stage clinical trial suggested that taking Amarasate before a meal can reduce the amount of food eaten and therefore reduce calorie intake. Targeting the Bitter Brake™ mechanism, the bitter extract is released in the duodenum and triggers taste sensors in the gut to release satiety peptides.

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