CSIRO and 360BioLabs who have been successful in securing a CRC-P grant to develop an antibody based in vitro diagnostic for metastatic cancer

Congratulations to to BioMelbourne Network members – CSIRO and 360BioLabs – who have been successful in securing a CRC-P grant to develop an antibody based in vitro diagnostic for metastatic cancer. This is the first round of the…

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‘Holy grail’ of breast cancer prevention in high-risk women may be in sight

June 21st, 2016 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have discovered that an existing medication could have promise in preventing breast cancer in women carrying a faulty BRCA1 gene. This could mean that women with high genetic risk…

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Melbourne And Boston Strike New Health Agreements

Premier Daniel Andrews today visited the Boston Children’s Hospital as part of his official US visit, announcing a new partnership with Victoria’s Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.As two of the world’s leading children’s hospitals, the Boston and Royal…

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Medical researchers warn Australia will lose scientists if funding is not boosted

The society representing Australian medical researchers says the country is at risk of losing high-value scientists to overseas research organisations unless funding for the sector is further increased.In 2015, 13.73 per cent of grant applications to the Federal Government’s National…

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Retiring LBT Innovations CEO Lusia Guthrie Appointed Chair of Clever Culture Systems AG

Adelaide, Australia, 10 June 2016: The co-founder and Chief Executive of Australian laboratory automation company LBT Innovations Limited (LBT), Mrs Lusia Guthrie, has been appointed Chair of Clever Culture Systems AG (CCS) for a 2-year period from June…

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Updated clinical trial data on CAVATAK™ tumour targeting and immune-activation presented at the American Society Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

6 June 2016, Sydney, Australia: Viralytics Limited(ASX: VLA, OTC: VRACY) today announced that it has presented posters updating the results of the ongoing Phase 1 STORM/KEYNOTE 200 and the completed Phase 2 CALM clinical trials of Viralytics’ lead…

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Robotic arm that could give amputees the sensation of touch being tested in Melbourne

A robotic arm that could result in amputees regaining their sense of touch and increased movement is the latest breakthrough for Melbourne researchers trying to develop prosthetic limbs that work “like normal”. Key points: Scientists want to send…

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June 2016 – MRFF Submission

The MRFF will be used to drive medical innovation, and is a massive opportunity to boost research translation and accelerate the development of discoveries into clinical reality in Australia. The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board held its first…

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June 2016 – Roundtable Discussion: The Biotech and Medtech Startup Ecosystem

BioMelbourne Network in partnership with Allens hosted a roundtable with the Hon Phillip Dalidakis Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade on the 20th of June to discuss the biotech and medtech startup ecosystem. Minister Dalidakis has a…

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