May 2016: ABNZ formed
June 2016: : Initiation of assessment of the US market inclusive of products & markets.
August 2016: Assessment of closed herd versus the NZ herd. Discussions open with Silver Fern Farms.
Nov 2016: Development of hide collagen process
Nov 2016: Engagement with Massey University
February 2017: Review of market assessment
April - September 2017: Engagement with Ministry of Primary Industry, Callaghan Innovation, investment firms, Sprout Agritech
October 2017: Grant awarded by AgMardt, discussions openned with NZ Life Science Hikurangi, due diligence commenced
November 2017: Partnership finalised with NZ LS Hikurangi. ABNZ shortlisted to present to SproutAgritech
December 2017: ABNZ selected by SproutAgritech for the 2018 cohort
May 2018: Trials commence to produce Type I collagen from hides. Key metrics: Manufacturing process, product quality & yield. Comparison to market samples.
August 2018: Report received that confirmed our process for collagen extraction. Results demonstrated we meet product purity and we exceeded yield.