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BioScience News Daily Highlights - December 17

Daily Highlights
1. Pre-seed fund organisations approved
2. NZ biotech firms announce plans to merge
3. Pfizer to aquire CSL animal health business
4. Genesis Research transfers plant science business
5. US farmers continue to adopt biotech
6. Minister launches WTO trade rules publication
7. FSANZ seeks public comment on changes to the Food Standards Code


Pre-seed fund organisations approved
Ten New Zealand public sector research providers have been given the responsibility to utilise a new fund that aims to bridge the gap between generating new knowledge and creating an 'investor-ready' ...
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NZ biotech firms announce plans to merge
Two of the late Howard Paterson's biotech babies are to merge. Directors of listed company Botry-Zen and unlisted PharmaZen announced yesterday that preliminary work on a merger had been carried o...
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Pfizer to aquire CSL animal health business
Leading blood products group, CSL, is set to reap a $100 million premium from the divestment of its animal health operations.CSL has entered an agreement to sell its animal health vaccines busines...
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Genesis Research transfers plant science business
Genesis Research and Development Corporation confirms that it has completed the transfer of its plant sciences business to a wholly owned subsidiary, AgriGenesis Biosciences Limited, which is now trad...
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US farmers continue to adopt biotech
The adoption of agricultural biotechnology in the United States continues to grow, offering increasing economic and environmental benefits, according to results of a study funded by a major U.S. biote...
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Minister launches WTO trade rules publication
Trade Negotiations and Biosecurity Minister Jim Sutton today launched "Balance in Trade", a new publication about the World Trade Organisation rules on plant and animal health measures and why they ar...
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FSANZ seeks public comment on changes to the Food Standards Code
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) invites public comment on a number of possible changes to the Food Standards Code.Proposed changes include; format and listing of nutrients in the nutr...
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