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Government supports expansion of Trajan’s Victorian facility

18 April 2019 | Trajan Scientific and Medical (Trajan) welcomed Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade, Martin Pakula at Trajan’s global corporate headquarters in Melbourne today to announce a grant supporting advanced scientific manufacturing in Victoria. Trajan plans…

Bionics Institute: Giving Parkinson’s the BiRD

15 April 2019 | Researchers from Melbourne’s Bionics Institute have developed a unique, palm-worn device which could become a major tool for the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease—a condition which is otherwise difficult to identify. Parkinson’s disease is…

Six actions the next government needs to take for a stronger economy and a healthier Australia – Research Australia

11 April 2019 Research Australia today released it’s pre-election statement, outlining six actions Australia’s next government needs to take for a stronger economy and healthier Australia, including: Greater transparency for the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Addressing the…

Call for EOIs: DMTC Medical Countermeasures activity

8 April 2019 |  DMTC is a not for profit collaborative venture that brings together defence industry, universities and government research agencies to develop technologies that will enhance Australia’s defence and national security capability. The national Medical Countermeasures…

AdAlta CEO profiled in US Life Science Leader

4 April 2019 CEO Sam Cobb has recently been profiled by US business journal Life Science Leader, taking readers through her 12-year journey as the founding CEO of a biotech company. It has been “a roller-coaster ride of personal…

Opinion: It’s time for a worldwide moratorium on editing human embryos

by Alan Trounson[1] Posted 2 April 2019 Hear Alan Trounson discuss the issue Saturday 6 April at 12 noon on ABC Radio National’s The Science Show. A few weeks ago, 18 scientists from seven countries took me back…

MedTech Actuator Accelerator (September 2019 intake)

Sep 1 – Nov 30 | Melbourne VIC, Australia http://www.medtechactuator.com APPLY BY MAY 3 Actuator Accelerator Australia’s National Medtech Accelerator About this Program Utilising a 15-month focused industry-led curriculum, The MedTech Actuator Accelerator Program takes Seed ventures to…

Melbourne’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre to be home of ‘the next great wave in treatment’

25 March 2019 A new form of cancer treatment that uses cell therapy to attack the disease will become available in Australia, after the Federal Government announced $80 million towards a facility in Melbourne. Key points: Health Minister…

Federal budget cash to put Melbourne at medicine’s cutting edge

25 March 2019 A $30 million cash injection to Melbourne’s ground-breaking bio-medical research centre will keep the city at the global cutting edge of medical technology, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Next month’s federal budget will commit…

Loud and clear: Australian start-ups changing the hearing game

25 March 2019 For Dr Kate Lomas and Dr Liz Williams, understanding insect ears is the key to unlocking a billion-dollar industry. “We really see this as a dramatically improved treatment for profoundly deaf patients, and we’re aiming…

Johnson & Johnson joins forces with Monash University-led partnership to advance novel technology aimed at saving lives of women in child birth

21 March 2019 | The biggest cause of pregnancy-related death in resource-limited settings is excessive blood loss after birth, a condition effectively managed in developed countries with injectable oxytocin administered by trained personnel. A novel form of oxytocin,…

GSK puts Australian researchers on Discovery Fast Track

GSK will provide access to its expertise in research, platform technologies and compounds to researchers from Monash University and the University of South Australia. Collaboration between academia and industry through joint research teams to help accelerate discovery of…

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