Research Timeline At Comvita

At Comvita research is at the core of what we do. You will see from this timeline the breadth and depth of our research programme.

Research Timeline

March 2016 – Study: Impact of phenolic-rich olive leaf extract on blood pressure, plasma lipids and inflammatory markers: a randomised controlled trial

February 2016 – Study: Fluorescence markers in some New Zealand honeys

June 2015 – Study: Secoiridoids delivered as olive leaf extract induce acute improvements in human vascular function and reduction of an inflammatory cytokine: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial

June 2015 – Award: Comvita, in conjunction with IIB, wins the Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Research & Business Partnership Award at the 2015 KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.

March 2015 – Award: Comvita is awarded the James & Wells Intellectual Property Excellence in Marketing Award for repositioning the Medihoney range from focusing on first aid, to also including eczema July 2014 – Study: Honeybee apisimin and plant arabinogalactans in honey costimulate monocytes

March 2014 – Study: Manuka-type honeys can eradicate biofilms produced by Staphylococcus aureus strains with different biofilm-forming abilities March 2014 – Award: Comvita wins the Cawthron Institute Innovation in Science & Technology Award by Natural Products New Zealand for research and product development of Fresh-Picked™ Olive Leaf Extract

March 2014 – Study: Potential pathway of anti-inflammatory effect by New Zealand honeys January 2014 – Study: Antibiotic-specific differences in the response of Staphylococcus aureus to treatment with antimicrobials combined with Manuka honey

April 2013 – Study: Human absorption and metabolism of oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol ingested as olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf extract

March 2013 – Study: Olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf polyphenols improve insulin sensitivity in middle-aged overweight men: a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial

February 2013 – Study: The effect of New Zealand Kanuka, Manuka and clover honeys on bacterial growth dynamics and cellular morphology varies according to the species

August 2012 – Study: Arabinogalactan proteins contribute to the immunostimulatory properties of New Zealand honeys

May 2012 – Study: Compositional analysis of Manuka honeys by high-resolution mass spectrometry: identification of a manuka-enriched archetypal molecule

October 2011 – Study: Isolation and characterisation of arabinogalactan-proteins from New Zealand kanuka honey

April 2011 – Milestone: Auckland research office formally established

May 2010 – Study: Phenolic compounds and methylglyoxal in some New Zealand Manuka and kanuka honeys