News Highlights

Meet our STaRs: Tim Angeli, PhD, a biomedical engineer

Meet our STaRs: Tim Angeli, PhD, a biomedical engineer

A centre focused on surgical disease does not mean we are centre of clinicians alone. We are lucky to collaborate with a talented and diverse group of people. Tim Angeli is a Rutherford Discovery Fellow and Senior Research Fellow with the Gastrointestinal (GI)...

Elbaware – STaR Spinout demonstrates MedTech in action

Elbaware – STaR Spinout demonstrates MedTech in action

STaR Centre directors Prof. John Winsor, Anthony Phillips and lead Engineer Bruce Stokes have developed an innovative solution, adding to the suite of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the fight against SARS-CoV-19 (Covid-19). Their spin out company Elbaware has...

November is pancreatic cancer awareness month

November is pancreatic cancer awareness month

"One of the ways to improve cancer care is to ensure that no regions are lagging behind. We also need to focus on Māori to ensure there’s equity in access and care." Professor John Windsor. A debilitating and notoriously hard-to-beat disease, pancreatic cancer can go...

Delivery of surgical care in Samoa

Delivery of surgical care in Samoa

A team of STaR Centre researchers passionate about improving surgical care in the Pacific undertook a project to identify the barriers and opportunities to improving the delivery of safe, affordable, timely surgical care in Samoa. Our Pacific neighbours, including...

STaR Centre researchers, finalists in 2020 Velocity $100k Challenge

STaR Centre researchers, finalists in 2020 Velocity $100k Challenge

STaR Centre directors Greg O’Grady, and John Windsor with our brilliant technologist Bruce Stokes, have been selected as finalists in the Velocity $100k Challenge. This Challenge is the flagship competition within Velocity, New Zealand’s leading university...

Novel chyme reinfusion device

Novel chyme reinfusion device

STaR centre directors Associate Professor Greg O’Grady and Professor Ian Bissett developed a novel chyme reinfusion device, which has demonstrated benefits and acceptability in a first-in-human feasibility study.

HRC funding for Ian Bissett

HRC funding for Ian Bissett

Ian Bissett and his team have been awarded an HRC Project Grant that will be exploring the ability of a newly developed medical device to improve the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer.

MBIE Smart Ideas grant

MBIE Smart Ideas grant

Anthony Phillips and team have been awarded an MBIE ‘Smart Ideas’ grant to improve the way people are given enteral feeding.