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MedTech’s Got Talent 2018 – applications now open

Australia’s premier early stage MedTech challenge is seeking Australia’s aspiring next generation MedTech entrepreneurs and innovators. Now in its fifth and largest year, MedTech’s Got Talent has opened its 2018 application round. Top teams win a share in over…

Digital health companies announced for industry-led accelerator

Five digital health companies have been announced as the successful applicants for ANDHealth+ 2018, Australia’s only mid-stage digital health, market and investment readiness program. ANDHealth+ addresses an unmet need in company support available for digital health companies by…

Expressions of interest for membership to TGA’s statutory advisory committees

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from professionals with expertise in relevant scientific and medical fields or appropriate consumer health issues to support our functions as a best practice regulator. As a committee…

ASX 100 reaches 30 per cent target but board appointments slow

ASX 200 boards have made substantial progress since 2009 when the percentage of female directors stood at just 8.3%. It now stands at 27.7%.                     The Australian Institute of…

BTF – Medical technology investment to improve lives

The Turnbull Government will fund three medical breakthroughs to help people with severe disabilities walk again and support thousands of Australians facing crippling chronic back pain.A total of $13.3 million will be invested into high potential Australian innovations…

Victorian patients with frontotemporal dementia to trial new drug

IN a world-first trial, Victorians with a devastating form of dementia that strikes in middle age will be given a drug aimed at slowing the disease. Thousands of Australians have the condition, which causes changes in personality and…

Beyond the Big Idea – Dr Krystal Evans talks about Innovation

Everyone talks about it, but what does innovation really mean? And how do you create a culture in which innovators flourish? The University of Melbourne believes it has some answers. Read article here

New series puts Australian health under the microscope

Dr Shalin Naik from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is co-hosting a new ABC health and medical science education series, Ask the Doctor, which premieres at 8pm on Tuesday 16 May.In a twelve-part series, the state of the…

Nature Jobs Career Guide Melbourne

Nature has release a careers guide supplement foccussing on Melbourne’s biomedical sector. Melbourne’s institutions cluster into discrete geographic hubs, with a solid culture of collaboration and an emphasis on biomedical research. Learn more about the area’s leading scientific…

September 2016 – Changes to the R&D Tax Incentive: Putting a handbrake on innovation

The R&D Tax Incentive Review paper was released on 28th of September, making recommendations on changes to the scheme – including a proposed $2Million cap on the annual cash refund payable under the R&D Tax Incentive. The proposed…

R&D tax spend cap should be doubled to $200m: review urges

The amount companies can spend on research and development and receive a tax offset should be doubled to $200 million, a review of the $3 billion R&D tax incentive program has recommended. The R&D tax incentive cost the…

Biomedical Breakthroughs takes close look at our bodies at Melbourne Museum

If you’re reading this through the misery of a mid-winter flu, at least you’re better off than the poor Bendigo boy who found himself in World War I with a bullet wound in the arm, tuberculosis in the…

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