Turning testing animal poop into a highly scalable business

When your product attracts the attention of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation it’s pretty clear you’re on to something.

Dunedin-based agritech company Techion is better known for measuring parasites in livestock. Now its technology is also helping to manage disease among children in developing countries.

Starworms is a global project funded by the Gates Foundation aimed at eliminating and controlling intestinal parasites in people. Large scale de-worming programmes are underway, but there is a risk of the worms developing resistance.

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