[26 May/ Otago Daily Times]

AbacusBio, a Dunedin-based agribusiness consulting company is opening an office in Edinburgh in June. Dr Tim Byrne has been appointed Managing Director of the UK operation. The expansion was due to existing business relationships with large UK clients, as well as the attractiveness of a larger-scale market creating many new opportunities for the company. Dr Byrne will be based in the Roslin Innovation Centre, at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Byrne said Edinburgh was one of Europe’s hubs for animal science and genetics, with a strong new venture and technology-type environment and a lot of investment in early-stage companies.