Commercial partnerships

The Liggins Institute partners with industry to undertake innovative translational research.

We work with a number of external, commercial entities to fund and facilitate research that falls within our four key research themes: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies; Nutrition for Lifelong Health; Determinants of a Healthy Life, and Research to Reality.

Current sponsors include Nestle, Eli Lilley, Novo Nordisk, Astra Zeneca, Fonterra, Tolmar Inc., Ascendis Pharma and OPKO Biologics.

For a current overview of our commercially sponsored clinical trial activity please contact the Research Services Manager. All our studies are registered on www.clinicaltrials.gov and/or the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry www.anzctr.org.au

Opportunities for collaboration

Partnering with commercial entities allows the Liggins Institute to broaden our research, and benefits our partners by providing robust data that informs product development either before or after product registration. Our goal is to work with partners who share our vision of translating excellent research into strategies and therapies that benefit the health of New Zealanders.

We are always interested in identifying new research funding opportunities with public and private good agencies in New Zealand and overseas, and have an in-house research support team to assist with the development and submission of funding proposals. We can manage the study lifecycle from feasibility to final clinical study report, acting either as a Lead Site or a standalone study site.

In-house expertise exists to assist with regulatory submission/approval, ethics submission/approval, locality approval and site certification. Our research teams are also familiar with EDC (electronic data capture), online randomisation and drug accountability processes. The rigour required by both domestic and international regulators and sponsor clinical trial audits is well understood.

Get in touch

Enquiries regarding commercial partnership opportunities are always welcome. Please contact the Research Services Manager.