Hi-Aspect specialises in developing protein based materials and products for the medical and life science markets. 

The company was founded in 2015 by leading New Zealand biochemist, Professor Juliet Gerrard FRSNZ, having invented with her world-class team a  range of revolutionary materials based on protein nanofibril technology. 

Hi-Aspect is now further developing the technology and bringing exciting new products to the skincare and wound healing markets.

Hi-Aspect’s microscopic nanofibrils are derived from natural sources. They have a range of exciting properties of value in the skin care, cosmetic and wound care arenas.

Professor Juliet Gerrard

Professor Juliet Gerrard

A high surface area, insoluble protein material with applications in personal care care, cosmetics, wound healing and other areas read more.


A safe, natural gel that can replace traditional stabilisers and emulsifiers. It has an appealing silky feel, variable properties and allows controlled release of active ingredients read more.


A protein nanofibril gel that stabilises and tethers bioactive compounds to the site of healing to bring the greatest benefit to patients read more.


Hi-Aspect draws on the expertise of some of the best in New Zealand science to guide research agendas.

The company then partners with other innovative manufacturing and health companies to take product through the complete commercialisation process.

Supported by Callaghan Innovation and Powerhouse Ventures.

Research partners include Callaghan Innovation, the University of Auckland and the MacDiarmid Institute.