This award recognises outstanding innovation demonstrated in any facet of the entrant’s business.
Dunedin-based Blis Technologies develops and manufactures innovative probiotic solutions. Founded on the research of Professor John Tagg (University of Otago) the company was formed in 2000 to develop probiotic based solutions for human health applications.
Blis launched its BLIS Q24TM Live Probiotic Hydration Serum, a unique live probiotic serum. The judges noted Blis Technologies’ courage in entering the skincare market with a product containing a probiotic given the significant microbiology-challenge this presented. They were impressed with how the adaptability in Blis’s innovation was led by very complex science, and robust and disciplined processes. The judging panel said: “Blis’s challenge and solution were well articulated with success across a range of parameters including verification by independent research.”