Skills Australia – Essential industry survey: biopharmaceutical and medical technology manufacturing industry (lodged by Tijan Ventures & BioMelbourne Network)

Posted to web – 31 March 2020 Lodged by Tijan Ventures & BioMelbourne Network 27 March 2020 Julie Stratford Industry Engagement Manager Skills Impact By Email Dear Julie, Essential industry survey: biopharmaceutical and medical technology manufacturing industry The…

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The Pratt Foundation commits $1 million to support clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments

31 March 2020 The Doherty Institute has welcomed a generous commitment of $1 million from Anthony Pratt and The Pratt Foundation, which will be directed towards the Australasian COVID-19 Trial (ASCOT). Led by the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s infectious…

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Australians impacted by stomach cancer drive funding

31 March 2020 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute stomach cancer researcher Dr Lorraine O’Reilly credits a recent boost in funding from Cancer Council NSW to the support she’s received from people with stomach cancer and their carers. At a glance…

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AdAlta: Business update and COVID-19 response

31 March 2020 Highlights • Preparation continues for the healthy volunteer component of AD-214 Phase I study due to start in mid-2020 • GE Healthcare (GEHC) collaboration progresses to next stage; COVID-19 mitigation actions in place • Development…

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COVID-19: Guidance on clinical trials for institutions, HRECs, researchers and sponsors

31 March 2020 COVID-19: Guidance on clinical trials for institutions, HRECs, researchers and sponsors is a joint statement that reflects the shared views of all state and territory Departments of Health, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), National Health…

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Exigence IT Solutions for a Remote Workforce

30 March 2020 We are living through unprecedented times with the global COVID-19 pandemic, which is having a significant impact on all of us – how we live and how we work. At Exigence, we are very conscious…

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Supporting Business to Retain Jobs – JobKeeper Payment

30 March 2020 The Morrison Government has today introduced a JobKeeper Payment of $1,500 per fortnight, per eligible employee, for up to 6 months. The JobKeeper Payment will start on 30 March 2020, with the first payment to…

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Medtronic Shares Ventilation Design Specifications to Accelerate Efforts to Increase Global Ventilator Production

31 March 2020 Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced it is publicly sharing the design specifications for the Puritan Bennett™ 560 (PB 560) to enable participants across industries to evaluate options for rapid…

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Update from the Coordinating Office for Clinical Trial Research

30 March 2020 COVID-19 Guidance for Clinical Trials and Research Projects – Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria COVID-19 guidance has been developed nationally, relating to clinical trials and related projects. Please refer to the National Mutual…

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Coronavirus Information & Stimulus Packages – Information for you & your business from Australian & Victorian Governments

29 March 2020 The following summarises information available as at 29 March 2020. More information can be found via the following links: AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT: – click here / VICTORIAN STATE GOVERNMENT: – click here Read a BioMelbourne Network…

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Bill Ferris, pioneer venture capitalist, appointed Chair of the MRCF

26 March 2020 Pioneer venture capitalist, Bill Ferris, the architect behind the Federal Government’s $500m Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF), has been appointed  Chair of the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF). Mr Ferris was former Chair of the Garvan…

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Quick links to government support for businesses and households impacted by COVID-19

24 March 2020 Below are a selection of quick links to the measures available to small and medium businesses, sole traders and households under the $189 billion economic support package announced recently by the Federal Government. Business.gov.au support…

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