Harnessing nature to deliver bioactives where and when they’re wanted

Written by Peter Kerr of SticK

George Slim’s one of those comparatively rare beasts in New Zealand science (at least compared to the American environment).

Dr Slim has been a practicing scientist, government employee in the new/incubator business space, consultant (including science adviser to movies) and his latest incarnation as chief executive of Hi-Aspect.

This 18 month old Gracefield (Lower Hutt) based start up is part of the Powerhouse Ventures family of science commercialisation projects.

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Hi-Aspect Raises Seed-Round Funding

Hi-Aspect has completed its seed funding round with a significant investment from Souson Holdings Limited. The funding will be used by the company to bring its first healthcare products to market over the next year. Souson Holdings, which includes Jennifer Anderson and Lisa South, brings a huge amount of experience in the development, manufacture and marketing of healthcare products to Hi-Aspect. Souson Holdings will have a seat on the board.

And with the funding comes some exciting changes so keep an eye out for announcements over the next few weeks.

We are recruiting: Looking for a Product Development Scientist

We are working towards launching our initial suite of products on the market and we are looking for someone to join our team as a market focused Product Development Scientist. We need someone who will be able to undertake the research to meet our product needs as well as be part of our long-term research and development programme.

The focus for the role will be the development of novel formulations and small-scale manufacture of topical, over the counter skin care products, with a vision of moving into wound care in the future.

Shortlisting for the role will begin on 20th September and we would expect the appointee to be able to start in October 2017

The role is full time and will be based at the Callaghan Innovation site at 69 Gracefiled Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

Applicants must have New Zealand residency or be otherwise qualified to work in New Zealand.

(Sorry - applications now closed)