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Medicine & Health case studies

Research available from the University of Auckland through UniServices. 

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A world-class capability for drug development with teams of drug developers with academic thought leadership and proven track records.

A powerful molecular platform set up to provide high quality reliable genotyping and methylation assays with fast turnaround times, providing internationally competitive solutions for your next project.


A world-class test bed environment for New Zealand and international companies to support the development and marketing of assistive technology based products and services.

  • Auckland MRI Research Group (AMRG) World-standard expertise and MRI technology for researchers and clinicians. AMRG is taking MRI imaging to the next level through research, software and clinical trials.

AMRG specialises in three areas of MRI-based work:

  • Quality assured core laboratory and clinical research study management
  • Software analysis services
  • Coordination of international multi-centre pharmaceutical trials

  • CAMRI – the Centre for advanced MRI. The University of Auckland is home to an imaging centre dedicated to high-level MRI research and clinical services.

CAMRI is the first MRI centre of its kind in New Zealand to focus on high-end clinical and research work as well as medical training and clinical imaging. Established in 2004, CaMRI provides access to the latest technology from the world’s leading supplier of MRI equipment for advanced research and clinical protocols. MRI is a prime diagnostic tool and is now playing a crucial role in imaging of the heart, brain, blood vessels, musculoskeletal system and abdomen for both research and clinical needs. Being a research facility, CaMRI performs scans to much higher technical specifications and tolerances than standard installations.

  • Hearing Technology - World-leading research, treatment and training for hearing problems, including:

  • Audiology section
  • Auckland Auditory Neuroscience Group
  • Tinnitus and Hearing Technology Group
  • Hearing and Tinnitus Clinic
  • Oticon Foundation Hearing Education Centre

  • The New Zealand Assistive Technology Unit (NZAsTec) - An exciting and rare opportunity for companies to test and evaluate a variety of health technology products in real environments. NZAsTec enables user testing of innovative equipment solutions for older people and those with long-term conditions.

In New Zealand, the industry is estimated to produce NZ$500 million in exports and has been identified as the most important for development in the immediate future. NZAsTec will develop market opportunities here and globally by giving companies access to The University of Auckland’s health technologies capabilities where a real world laboratory is used to test new devices ranging from remote monitoring devices to high-tech walkers. The current market for assisted living technologies is with older people or those with long-term conditions and NZAsTec is focusing on low risk devices and technologies that generally fit into the category of assisted living devices.

The University of Auckland’s paediatric nutrition team research focus is to look at nutrition strategies to improve the health and development of New Zealand Children. One such strategy is the  development of a nutrient-fortified milk for specific populations  that has government policy support and will sit alongside other off-the-shelf, fresh, liquid milks.

  • Robotic Healthcare - The University of Auckland, UniServices and Korea are working together to develop inexpensive mobile health robots (healthbots). A unique opportunity to advance care for the aged.

The developed world’s population is ageing rapidly and in many countries’ facilities for older people are struggling to maintain quality care. Mobile robot technology being developed at The University will help meet this challenge by extending time at home and taking over simple tasks that don’t require medical staff.