5 Dec 2016

Kode Paint and Killing Cancer

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:40 pm on 5 December 2016

Your body is filled with 37 trillion cells and 40 trillion bacteria, and a whole load of viruses as well. Biological Engineer Steve Henry of AUT has created a coating that changes the appearance of cancer cells, making them take on the appearance of an animal cell, which the immune system already knows how to reject.

He is also the chief executive of Kode Biotech and professor in the AUT Centre for Kode Technology Innovation. He explains exactly how this innovative immunotherapy works, and how the business model is keeping the intellectual property and money in New Zealand.