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First Patients Benefit from Victoria’s Non-Invasive Gamma Knife

Date Posted – 8 April 2021 The first Gamma Knife to be installed in Victoria, at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, is now fully operational, with the first patients to receive the non-invasive radiosurgery sharing their experiences. The Gamma…

Vic government rolls out $50,000 grants for SMEs to adopt or develop innovative tech

Date Posted – 8 April 2021 Applicaitons Close – 19 April 2021 Victorian businesses can now apply for up to $50,000 in grant funding from the state government to put towards innovative tech projects. Launched this month, the…

Mr Peter Giannopoulos appointed as CEO of Cell Therapies Pty Ltd

Date Posted – 6 April 2021 Cell Therapies Pty Ltd, a leading provider of cell and gene therapy products in the Asia Pacific region, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Giannopoulos as the company’s new Chief Executive…

Defence Science Institute Hazardous Agent Challenge

Date Posted – 1 April 2021 Submissions Close – 12 May 2021 Victoria’s Defence Science Institute is calling for proposals in support of a $1M initiative to advance the development of prototypes for enhanced resilience against chemical and…

Launching Innovation Challenge with CSL Behring and Cicada Innovations

Date Posted – 31 March 2021 Virtual Launch Date – 14 April 2021 CSL Behring and Cicada Innovations are partnering to help save lives by tackling a global healthcare challenge. CSL Behring, one of the world’s leading biotech…

MRFF Funding to Support Development of Australian Medical Devices Through to Early Stage Manufacturing

Date Posted – 29 March 2021 Media Release Date – 24 March 2021 Closing Date – 19 April 2021 In a boost for Australia’s medical technology innovators, $3.2M of funding is now available to support the research and…

University of Sydney receives approval to start COVALIA, a Phase 1 Clinical trial of COVIGEN, a New COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate in Australia

Date Posted – 26 March 2021 Date Published – 22 March 2021 First needle-free DNA-based COVID-19 candidate vaccine to be tested in Australia in a phase 1 trial in healthy subjects aged 18 to 75 years old •…

PI expands manufacturing facilities with new medtech wing in Melbourne

Date Posted – 26 March 2021 Australia’s Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews visited Planet Innovation (PI) to officially open a new 1,000m2 medtech manufacturing wing in our Melbourne facility. The new wing is part of PI’s…

Latest COVID-19 Advice for Offices

Date Posted – 25 March 2021 The relaxation of COVID settings this week reinforces the need for good record keeping. The Victorian Government announced on Tuesday that the 75 per cent cap on office workers will be removed…

Are you a Victorian Life Science Startup? Help us map Victoria’s life science startup ecosystem

Date Posted – 24 March 2021 In partnership with LaunchVic and Opyl, BioMelbourne Network is seeking sector input to map the life science startup ecosystem in Victoria  –  and we need your help! The purpose of collecting this intelligence…

Sleeptite launches ground-breaking real-time aged care monitoring and alert technology (in collaboration with RMIT)

Date Posted – 24 March 2021 Date Released – 19 March 2021 Melbourne-based research and advanced manufacturing company Sleeptite, today launched REMi – a world first, non-invasive resident monitoring and alert system that has the potential to revolutionise…

Parliament passes casual employee definition and addresses casual employment uncertainty

Date Posted – 23 March 2021 Written by – Karl Luke and Bridget Nunn There has been significant press around the government’s agenda to reform large parts of the Fair Work regime, most of which failed in the Senate.…

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