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Return to profit for IRL in 2007/08

Friday, 3 October 2008, 11:31 am | Industrial Research Ltd

Industrial Research Limited (IRL) has returned to profit in the 2007/08 year as a result of its improved partnership with industry in some of its key areas of science and engineering, a good performance in the latest Foundation of Research, Science ... More >>

Climate change - tough challenges for livestock

Wednesday, 3 September 2008, 11:06 am | Industrial Research Ltd

The world’s livestock industries will face a tough future as they come to grips with climate change. In a speech to the 2008 Crawford Fund Conference in Canberra, Australia on 3 September, IRL Chief Executive Shaun Coffey says livestock farming ... More >>

Passionfruit extract helps asthmatics breathe easy

Monday, 26 May 2008, 10:47 am | Industrial Research Ltd

Scientific trials have shown that a passionfruit extract researched and developed in New Zealand can significantly reduce the severity of wheezing and coughing among asthma patients and also help to reduce blood pressure. More >>

IRL scientist on “most-cited” research papers list

Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 12:28 am | Industrial Research Ltd

A research paper by IRL senior research scientist, Dr Lai Yeap Foo on the identity of the active compounds in cranberries has made the list of “most-cited research articles” on a leading US scientific publisher’s website More >>

Venture a milestone for High Temp Superconductors

Wednesday, 19 December 2007, 3:13 pm | Industrial Research Ltd

Industrial Research Ltd (IRL) has today signed an agreement with General Cable Asia Pacific for a joint venture to develop and commercially manufacture high temperature superconductor (HTS) cabling in New Zealand. More >>

LHutt science leads to growing cranberry industry

Monday, 10 September 2007, 3:38 pm | Industrial Research Ltd

Groundbreaking research by Lower Hutt scientist Dr Lai Yeap Foo into the chemical compounds of the cranberry that inhibit urinary tract infection has resulted in soaring global demand in cranberry-based products. More >>

New treatment for painful skin disease step closer

Wednesday, 1 August 2007, 11:22 am | Industrial Research Ltd

A drug developed in New Zealand by Industrial Research Ltd (IRL) for the treatment of the chronic and painful skin disease psoriasis, will shortly be trialled on sufferers in the United States by pharmaceutical giant Roche. More >>

IRL funded to deliver more benefits to New Zealan

Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 5:23 pm | Industrial Research Ltd

The importance of Industrial Research Ltd's (IRL) research to New Zealand is reflected in the excellent results that IRL has received in funding from the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology today. More >>

Kiwis help change world-wide measurement standard

Tuesday, 28 November 2006, 1:47 pm | Industrial Research Ltd

Wellington scientists have been instrumental in changing the world-wide standard practice for the precise calibration of thermometers. Standards laboratories around the world use the “triple point” of water as the most accurate way to check thermometers, ... More >>

Industrial Research supports home wind turbines

Friday, 28 July 2006, 11:29 am | Industrial Research Ltd

Researchers at Industrial Research Ltd are backing the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s comments promoting small wind turbines for homes, saying there is rising public enthusiasm for alternative energy sources such as wind generation. More >>