Small Business Tax Cuts Kick in from 1 July 2020

30 June 2020 As of tomorrow, Australia’s 3.5 million small and family businesses will be paying less tax as a result of legislated company tax cuts passed by the Morrison Government. By bringing forward tax relief, the Morrison…

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Sienna Diagnostics Calls Notting Hill Home

26 June 2020 Sienna relocates to 23 Normanby Road, Notting Hill. Sienna leaves the STC precinct after a successful 5 years. Development, commercialisation and launch of the hTERT IVD in the USA (2016) Successful registrations and l istings…

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Call for research applications – First Nations-led research on COVID-19

Date posted: 26 Jun 2020 Applications close: 3 August 2020 The Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious disease Emergencies (APPRISE) has received $2M funding from the Paul Ramsay Foundation for research into the preparedness for and impacts…

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Planet Innovation wins global manufacturing contract for decontamination products used worldwide for infectious disease control

26 June 2020 TOMI Environmental Solutions, a global company specializing in decontamination and disinfection, has selected Planet Innovation, a healthtech innovation and commercialization company, to manufacture its SteraMist® range of products used worldwide for infectious disease control, including…

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CSL Behring Agrees to Acquire Novel Late-Stage Gene Therapy Candidate for Hemophilia B Patients from uniQure

24 June 2020 Global biotherapeutics leader CSL Behring announced today that it has agreed to acquire exclusive global license rights to commercialize an adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy program, AMT-061 (etranacogene dezaparvovec), for the treatment of hemophilia B from uniQure (NASDAQ:…

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Medicinal cannabis may reduce behavioural problems in kids with intellectual disabilities

25 June 2020 Cannabidiol, a type of medicinal cannabis, may reduce severe behavioural problems in children and adolescents with an intellectual disability a new study has found. The pilot study, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published…

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ARMI Scientists Harness Computing Power to Unlock Biological Networks

23 June 2020   A new algorithm developed by ARMI researchers is set to become the gold standard in network analysis. Called “Integrated Value of Influence (IVI),” the algorithm will help systems biology scientists better understand development and…

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Critically-ill Australian children receive genetic tests in record time

23 June 2020 Access to life-saving genomic testing for critically-ill children across Australia is a step closer, with the release of a new study that finds ultra-rapid testing can transform the diagnosis and treatment of children in intensive…

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Winners of Innovation Challenge to help future proof Australia’s healthcare system announced

23 June 2020 The Australian Digital Health Agency has announced the winners of the Innovation Challenge championing digital health innovation to provide a healthier future for Australians through connected healthcare. Through the National Digital Health Strategy, government is…

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$21.8 million for neurological disorders research

25 June 2020 The Morrison Government is investing $21.8 million in vital research that could mean major breakthroughs in treating a range of neurological disorders, including early Alzheimer’s disease, autism and encephalitis. This research could change lives. It…

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Australians Among First In The World To Open Access For Life-Saving Minimally Invasive Heart Treatment To All Patients

25 June 2020 All Australians living with symptoms of severe aortic stenosis no longer face open heart surgery as the only treatment option, with public access to a less invasive therapy – previously reserved for only the sickest…

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Planet Innovation produces beta units of Truvian’s automated point-of-care blood testing system

24 June 2020 Planet Innovation (PI), a healthtech innovation and commercialization company, has partnered with Truvian, a healthcare company at the intersection of diagnostics and consumer technology, to design and manufacture a new point-of-care blood testing device to…

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