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…

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What to do when an R&D tax incentive claim goes bad

The R&D tax incentive program is the Government’s largest program designed to support business innovation. It has been reviewed multiple times, with each review concluding it provides significant benefits to the Australian economy, far beyond the cost. AusIndustry…

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Location, location, translation: key messages from the Biotech Development Lab

Last Friday, BioMelbourne Network hosted the Molecules, Medicines and Markets Biotech Development Lab. One of our volunteers, Emma Wanicek, wrote the following summary of the event. Emma is a Research Assistant in the HIV Neuropathogenesis Laboratory in the Chronic Infectious and…

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Sienna appoints exclusive distribution partner for mainland China

Sienna Cancer Diagnostics Ltd has appointed Shaanxi GaoYuan In Vitro Diagnostic Reagents Co. (“GaoYuan”) as the Company’s exclusive distribution partner for mainland China. The distribution agreement for mainland China is a milestone in Sienna’s geographical expansion strategy. The agreement…

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Immutep TACTI-mel patient recruitment completed, operational update & Canadian IMP731 patent

Immutep today reports in its operational update that the final patient in Part B of the ongoing TACTI-mel Phase I clinical trial in Australia has now been recruited and is receiving treatment. Patients will be treated for up…

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BioMelbourne Network submission regarding R&D Tax Incentive

On behalf of the members, BioMelbourne Network has made a submission to Treasury regarding the proposed changes to the R&D Tax Incentive. In terms of our overall consideration of the proposed changes to the R&D Tax Incentive, it…

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BioCurate launches first round of project investments

BioCurate Pty Ltd has achieved an important milestone announcing investments in six early drug discovery projects from research groups at The University of Melbourne and Monash University. These projects represent the first tranche of investments for BioCurate: Dr…

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