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First Patients Benefit from Victoria’s Non-Invasive Gamma Knife

Date Posted – 8 April 2021 The first Gamma Knife to be installed in Victoria, at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, is now fully operational, with the first patients to receive the non-invasive radiosurgery sharing their experiences. The Gamma…

Defence Science Institute Hazardous Agent Challenge

Date Posted – 1 April 2021 Submissions Close – 12 May 2021 Victoria’s Defence Science Institute is calling for proposals in support of a $1M initiative to advance the development of prototypes for enhanced resilience against chemical and…

MRFF Funding to Support Development of Australian Medical Devices Through to Early Stage Manufacturing

Date Posted – 29 March 2021 Media Release Date – 24 March 2021 Closing Date – 19 April 2021 In a boost for Australia’s medical technology innovators, $3.2M of funding is now available to support the research and…

University of Sydney receives approval to start COVALIA, a Phase 1 Clinical trial of COVIGEN, a New COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate in Australia

Date Posted – 26 March 2021 Date Published – 22 March 2021 First needle-free DNA-based COVID-19 candidate vaccine to be tested in Australia in a phase 1 trial in healthy subjects aged 18 to 75 years old •…

Latest COVID-19 Advice for Offices

Date Posted – 25 March 2021 The relaxation of COVID settings this week reinforces the need for good record keeping. The Victorian Government announced on Tuesday that the 75 per cent cap on office workers will be removed…

Parliament passes casual employee definition and addresses casual employment uncertainty

Date Posted – 23 March 2021 Written by – Karl Luke and Bridget Nunn There has been significant press around the government’s agenda to reform large parts of the Fair Work regime, most of which failed in the Senate.…

John Brumby to lead $2b research fund in Victoria

Date Posted – 19 March 2021 Article Written – 18 March 2021 Written by Patrick Durkin, BOSS Deputy Editor Former Victorian Premier John Brumby will lead a new $2 billion research fund to turn good ideas into businesses…

Brisbane startup says it can make mRNA vaccines for Australia

Date Posted – 17 March 2021 By Emma Koehn Sydney Morning Herald A Brisbane startup says it can make the active ingredients for the new generation of mRNA vaccines in Australia, but more government funding and training support are…

Monash University retains its spot as #2 in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Date posted – 4 March 2021 The 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today, ranked Monash University number two in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology for the second year running. Pharmacy and Pharmacology remains Monash’s…

Cancer Therapeutics CRC Drug Discovery Enters Phase 1 Clinical Trials

Posted 12 November 2020 This is a BioMelbourne Network Good News Story – click here to find out more and submit yours. In a rare achievement for the Australian biotechnology industry, a new potential cancer therapy developed in…

Dr Cathy Foley To Be Australia’s Next Chief Scientist

9 November 2020 BioMelbourne Network congratulates Dr Cathy Foley on her appointment as Chief Scientist of Australia. Dr Foley has spent the last two years as Chief Scientist at CSIRO, where she has worked for nearly 36 years, beginning as a…

Livac cuts through pandemic to enter US market

Posted 29 October 2020 This is a BioMelbourne Network Good News Story – click here to find out more and submit yours. What do you do when you’re preparing to launch your surgical device into the US market…

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