Celebrating innovation in natural product science and technology
Yesterday evening Cawthron Institute CE Professor Charles Eason awarded manufacturing company GMP Pharmaceuticals the Cawthron Institute Innovation in Science & Technology Award.
"The Cawthron Innovation in Science & Technology Award is for an organisation that promotes innovation within the natural products industry.
"This year’s winner is GMP Pharmaceuticals, a company that manufactures market ready complementary health products. Through their commitment to innovative products and processing, they have literally mobilised their quality assurance system. I congratulate them on their smart use of tech," said Prof. Eason.
With the introduction of new "Black Box" and Consumer Friendly Traceability System technologies, GMP Pharmaceuticals keep their customers updated during the manufacturing process through their mobile devices.
Prof. Eason is interested in the wider applications and said, "This technology can be applied to other operations. It’s important companies continue to apply this sort of future thinking.
"Earlier this week Minister for Science and Innovation Hon Paul Goldsmith announced a 29 per cent lift in business R & D since 2014. This investment is significant and demonstrates New Zealand businesses’ commitment to excellence.
"Cawthron continues to be at the centre of New Zealand’s innovation, providing R & D that supports business to thrive and consumers to benefit."
The Cawthron Institute Innovation in Science & Technology Award was announced yesterday evening at the New Zealand Natural Products Summit 2017 held in Nelson.