Scientist and entrepreneur Professor Cather Simpson founded the University of Auckland's Photon Factory laser lab, and is part of spin-off business Orbis Diagnostics which has developed a "lab on a disc" to quickly detect COVID-19 immunity status.
Through innovation and adaptability, Orbis Diagnostics has produced the world’s first point-of-need Quantitative Immunity Test.
We could be waiting a long time for vaccines to provide the herd immunity needed to return to a normal life. But there’s another way forward.
New Zealand’s second regional lockdown was a wake-up call to many. A newfound sense of urgency and hope is being placed in the Pfizer vaccines that have arrived for frontline workers this weekend, but experts agree vaccines alone won’t be a silver bullet.