Ostriches have a very strong immune system and are highly resistant to viral infections. Japanese researchers have discovered how to mass produce natural ostrich antibodies that are effective against influenza, avian flu, MERS, Zika and even the Ebola virus. Other applications being explored in Japan include using ostrich antibodies to inhibit enzymes, which could potentially help combat allergies, hair loss, obesity and diabetes. Ostrich antibodies are also already commercially available in skincare products in Japan. Maz World is bringing this technology to Hong Kong to take advantage of the world-class innovation and biotech resources at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) and the city's renowned medical research facilities. Maz World will focus on the downstream commercialisation of its technology, working with partners to develop and manufacture ostrich antibody products for markets with different health concerns, cultures and living habits.