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…

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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…

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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…

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Board announcement: Appointment of Dr Julie-Anne White as BioMelbourne Network CEO

12 April 2019 Message from the Chair The Board of Directors of the BioMelbourne Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Julie-Anne White as our new Chief Executive Officer, effective 13 May. Julie holds a BSc.…

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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…

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Awards shine a light on women leading the way in Victoria’s medtech sector

9 April 2019 |  Three women were recognised today at an award ceremony at Government House for their leadership in Victoria’s biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceuticals sector. Selected from a field of exceptional nominations, the recipients of the…

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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…

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New Board Chair for Phoenix Australia

4 April 2019 Last week Phoenix Australia announced the appointment of Ms Janine Kirk AM as Chair of the Board. She will take up the role on 1 May 2019. The announcement notes that Ms Kirk was the…

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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…

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