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Research Timeline At Comvita

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At Comvita research is at the core of what we do. You will see from this timeline the breadth and depth of our research programme.

Research Timeline

March 2016 – Study: Impact of phenolic-rich olive leaf extract on blood pressure, plasma lipids and inflammatory markers: a randomised controlled trial

February 2016 – Study: Fluorescence markers in some New Zealand honeys

June 2015 – Study: Secoiridoids delivered as olive leaf extract induce acute improvements in human vascular function and reduction of an inflammatory cytokine: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial

June 2015 – Award: Comvita, in conjunction with IIB, wins the Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Research & Business Partnership Award at the 2015 KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.

March 2015 – Award: Comvita is awarded the James & Wells Intellectual Property Excellence in Marketing Award for repositioning the Medihoney range from focusing on first aid, to also including eczema July 2014 – Study: Honeybee apisimin and plant arabinogalactans in honey costimulate monocytes

March 2014 – Study: Manuka-type honeys can eradicate biofilms produced by Staphylococcus aureus strains with different biofilm-forming abilities March 2014 – Award: Comvita wins the Cawthron Institute Innovation in Science & Technology Award by Natural Products New Zealand for research and product development of Fresh-Picked™ Olive Leaf Extract

March 2014 – Study: Potential pathway of anti-inflammatory effect by New Zealand honeys January 2014 – Study: Antibiotic-specific differences in the response of Staphylococcus aureus to treatment with antimicrobials combined with Manuka honey

April 2013 – Study: Human absorption and metabolism of oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol ingested as olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf extract

March 2013 – Study: Olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf polyphenols improve insulin sensitivity in middle-aged overweight men: a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial

February 2013 – Study: The effect of New Zealand Kanuka, Manuka and clover honeys on bacterial growth dynamics and cellular morphology varies according to the species

August 2012 – Study: Arabinogalactan proteins contribute to the immunostimulatory properties of New Zealand honeys

May 2012 – Study: Compositional analysis of Manuka honeys by high-resolution mass spectrometry: identification of a manuka-enriched archetypal molecule

October 2011 – Study: Isolation and characterisation of arabinogalactan-proteins from New Zealand kanuka honey

April 2011 – Milestone: Auckland research office formally established

May 2010 – Study: Phenolic compounds and methylglyoxal in some New Zealand Manuka and kanuka honeys


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