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The US drug pricing debate: Managing risks to results

EY report on drug pricing The unsustainable trajectory of the health care spending in the US is generating much dialog and consternation across a variety of stakeholders including governments, industry, media academic think-tanks and the general public. Prescription…

New Director of Bio 21 announced

Professor Michael Parker has been appointed as the new Director of the University of Melbourne’s Bio 21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute. One of Australia’s leading protein structural biologists, Prof Parker will take up the role as part…

Atomic map gives malaria drug new lease on life

Researchers have for the first time mapped how one of the longest-serving malaria drugs works, opening the possibility of altering its structure to make it more effective and combat increasing malaria drug resistance. The study produced a precise…

Catalyst for efficient drug and chemical production

A team of CSIRO scientists have made a breakthrough that could result in faster and cheaper production for the pharmaceutical, food and bulk chemistry industries. The team have developed a more efficient and simpler process that – when…

Medical Countermeasures EOI – Documentation release

The Defence Materials Technology Centre (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 Medical Countermeasures…

Fellowship Brings Leading Cancer Researcher To Victoria

One of the world’s best cancer researchers working to accelerate future treatments through DNA repair has received support from the Andrews Labor Government and veski to undertake research here in Victoria. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade…

CLOSED IP and BD Manager – Part-time 3 days a week, 12-month fixed term contract

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Initially part-time (3 days per week), 12 month fixed term contract Challenging role for motivated self-starter Experienced IP and BD manager role Work from home anywhere in Australia About the business and…

Bone, cartilage and tissue; we’ve cracked the trifecta (and it’s made of titanium and plastic)

We’ve been quietly working away in Melbourne on something big. The big trifecta of a bone, cartilage and tissue implant. The first of its kind. More specifically, a 3D printed titanium and polymer sternum to suit individual patients.  …

Fast-Tracked Medicinal Cannabis For Kids With Severe Epilepsy

Twenty-nine critically ill children have become the first in Victoria to legally access medicinal cannabis, with the Andrews Labor Government this week importing product from Canada ahead of local product becoming available in the middle of the year.…

Victoria’s Economy – Leading The Nation

Despite continuing to be short-changed by the Turnbull Government, Victoria’s economy outpaced the rest of the nation in the December quarter, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The State’s strong AAA-rated economy…

British Patient Recovering Successfully Following Implant of World-First 3D Printed Titanium and Polymer Sternum

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), the federal government agency for scientific and medical research in Australia, successfully integrated 3D printed titanium and polymer sternum implants into a British patient. In partnership withAnatomics, a Melbourne-based medical device…

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…

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