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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 20 March 2019

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 20 March 2019

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.  Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”.  Persistent hotspot regions have the potential to develop into drought. Facts: Soil Moisture Across the […]

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Decision to list medical devices in the surgical suction, chest and wound drainage category supplied by Getinge Australia Pty Ltd

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Decision to list medical devices in the surgical suction, chest and wound drainage category supplied by Getinge Australia Pty Ltd

Source: Pharmac Our response to what you told us We appreciate the time people took to respond to this consultation. A summary of the main themes raised in feedback and our responses to the feedback received are set out below: Theme Comment Feedback that no technical or resource impacts are expected as a result of […]

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Almost 50 cases of measles have been confirmed this year.

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, ESR, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Almost 50 cases of measles have been confirmed this year.

Source: ESR Almost 50 cases of measles have been confirmed this year, with almost two thirds of the cases linked to the current outbreak in Canterbury. ESR, the science agency which tracks all notifiable diseases on behalf of the Ministry of Health, says there have been 49 cases to date this year, with outbreaks also […]

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Proposal to amend or list medical devices supplied by Boucher & Muir (NZ) Ltd

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Proposal to amend or list medical devices supplied by Boucher & Muir (NZ) Ltd

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to amend current listings and extend the range of insulin pen needles supplied by Boucher & Muir (NZ) Ltd (“Boucher & Muir”), through a non-exclusive provisional agreement. It is proposed that: from 1 June 2019 Boucher & Muir’s brand of insulin pen needle […]

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Proposal to list interventional radiology products supplied by Stryker New Zealand Limited

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Proposal to list interventional radiology products supplied by Stryker New Zealand Limited

Source: Pharmac What we’re proposing PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of medical devices in the interventional radiology consumable products category in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 May 2019, though a listing agreement with Stryker New Zealand Limited (“Stryker”). Consultation closes at 4pm on […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 13 March 2019

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 13 March 2019

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.  Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”.  Persistent hotspot regions have the potential to develop into drought. Facts: Soil Moisture In […]

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Congratulations Professor Renwick

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Congratulations Professor Renwick

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Antarctica New Zealand congratulates Professor James Renwick who has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize. The Victoria University Professor is the Principal Investigator on one of the core Antarctica Science Platform projects, Sea Ice and Carbon Cycle Feedbacks. A highly respected climate scientist and communicator, he also contributes […]

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Decision to list patient warming and cooling medical devices supplied by EBOS Group Limited and Surgico Medical & Surgical Limited

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Decision to list patient warming and cooling medical devices supplied by EBOS Group Limited and Surgico Medical & Surgical Limited

Source: Pharmac Detail about this decision PHARMAC issued Requests for Proposals (“RFP”) patient warming and cooling products. The RFP was for non-exclusive national agreements for listing in the Pharmaceutical Schedule. After completing the RFP evaluation process and consulting on the provisional Agreements reached with EBOS and Surgico PHARMAC has decided to list EBOS and Surgico’s range […]

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ESR experience and expertise behind win of top science prize

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, ESR, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR experience and expertise behind win of top science prize

Source: ESR Winning the country’s top science award is a feather in the cap for ESR scientists and comes only one year after the Crown Research Institute celebrated its 25th anniversary. ESR was formed in 1992 after the reorganisation of the behemoth Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) and the setting up of individual […]

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STRmix™ a “powerful tool”, making the complicated simple

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, ESR, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on STRmix™ a “powerful tool”, making the complicated simple

Source: ESR Winner of the Prime Minister’s Science Prize, the DNA analysis software, “STRmix™, has been used internationally to interpret DNA evidence in more than 100,000 cases since 2012. “STRmix™ is a very powerful tool,” says Dr David Foran from the Forensic Biology Laboratory at Michigan State University. “It takes something that is potentially very […]

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ESR scientists keeping ahead of the game

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, ESR, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR scientists keeping ahead of the game

Source: ESR The key to the success of STRmix™, the ESR forensic software that has won the Prime Minister’s Science Prize, is the quality of the team that developed it and the quality of the research, says ESR’s STRmix™ Manager, Bjorn Sutherland.  He says internationally, STRmix™ is acknowledged as world leading, with law enforcement agencies […]

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“An urgent challenge” led to development of STRmix™

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, ESR, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on “An urgent challenge” led to development of STRmix™

Source: ESR STRmix™, innovative forensic software, this year’s winner of the country’s top science award, was “born out of an urgent challenge”.  One of the key scientists responsible for the ESR software, Dr Jo-Anne Bright, says the closure of a forensic laboratory in Australia sparked the search for a solution that became STRmix™.  “The lab […]

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The hot and cold of award-winning software STRmix™

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, ESR, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on The hot and cold of award-winning software STRmix™

Source: ESR One of the key instigators of STRmix™, ESR principal scientist Dr John Buckleton, says an “aligning of the planets” was key to producing the software that has dramatically increased the reliability of DNA evidence in court. STRmix™, ESR’s innovative forensic software, has taken out New Zealand’s top science award, The Prime Minister’s Science […]

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Decision to award market share for permanent coronary drug eluting stents to Abbott Laboratories NZ Limited

By   /  March 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Decision to award market share for permanent coronary drug eluting stents to Abbott Laboratories NZ Limited

Source: Pharmac What we are doing We are pleased to announce the approval to award Hospital Supply Status (“HSS”) to Abbott Laboratories NZ Limited (“Abbott”) for the supply of permanent coronary drug eluting stents to DHBs, with a 35% Discretionary Variance (“DV”) Limit.  The HSS will apply from 1 August 2019 until 30 June 2022. […]

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Decision to make changes to funded haemophilia treatments

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Decision to make changes to funded haemophilia treatments

Source: Pharmac What we’re doing We’re pleased to announce changes to funded haemophilia treatments that will result in two new extended half-life treatments being funded for the first time in New Zealand. These extended half-life treatments will be funded for all people requiring prophylaxis treatment and are expected to provide prolonged protection from bleeding and […]

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Decision to list continence products supplied by Asaleo Care New Zealand Limited

By   /  March 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Decision to list continence products supplied by Asaleo Care New Zealand Limited

Source: Pharmac Detail about this decision In May 2018, PHARMAC issued a request for proposals (“RFP”) for the supply of urology, ostomy and continence products to DHBs. The RFP requested proposals for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule. After evaluating Asaleo’s proposal, and consulting on the provisional agreement, PHARMAC has decided to […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 6 March 2019

By   /  March 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 6 March 2019

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.  Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”.  Persistent hotspot regions have the potential to develop into drought. Facts: Soil Moisture  Across […]

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Decision to list respiratory care products supplied by MedXus Limited

By   /  March 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Pharmac, Science  /  Comments Off on Decision to list respiratory care products supplied by MedXus Limited

Source: Pharmac What we are doing We are pleased to announce a listing agreement with MedXus Limited (“MedXus”) for the supply of respiratory equipment and consumables to DHB Hospitals. In summary this will result in: MedXus’ respiratory equipment and consumables being listed on the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 April 2019 under a national agreement that all […]

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International climate experts gather in Wellington

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on International climate experts gather in Wellington

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Weather and climate experts from around the world are meeting in Wellington next week to discuss the critical need for accurate forecasting to cope with a changing climate. ]” title=””> The world-leading Unified Model is the weather forecasting model of choice for a growing number […]

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Science Update- February 2019

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Science Update- February 2019

Source: Antarctica New Zealand ANTARCTICA NEW ZEALAND NEWS ANTARCTIC SCIENCE CONFERENCE 2019 – OUR FUTURE IN FOCUSWe are excited to announce that the New Zealand Antarctic Science Conference will be held at the newly restored Christchurch Town Hall, right in the heart of the city centre.  Workshops will be held on 17  June, and the conference will run over 18 – […]

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