5 Mar 2020

NZ sheep-derived wound care product eyes up local market

From Nine To Noon, 9:38 am on 5 March 2020

A New Zealand-made bio-medical product that's been used nearly 5 million times in the United States will soon be available for use here at home.

Aroa Biosurgery makes tissue-repair products from lambs' stomachs and is used to heal wounds like diabetic and venous ulcers and to repair complex hernias, avoiding some of the the problems associated with synthetic surgical mesh.

Aroa's chief executive Brian Ward joins Kathryn to talk about the process underway to make the company's products available for use in New Zealand.

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