Otakaro Pathways

Seeking better ways to stop disease

Otakaro Pathways is a New Zealand based life sciences company that utilises novel science based solutions to improve health and well-being within human and agricultural sectors. We have multidisciplinary expertise from bioprospecting through to development and commercialisation.

Our focus areas

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The development of diagnostics for autoimmune disease. With a particular focus on Crohn’s disease, incorporating a novel biomarker that can be visualised. This is being used to assess disease states through varying stages of clinical treatment and to assist drug development.


Utilisation of bioremediation techniques to stop plant diseases, including Pseudomonas syringae actinidiae infections in kiwifruit.


The development of diagnostics for Mycobacterial diseases of animals