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Remote Internships for Masters Students – Can your organisation assist?

3 April 2020 The COVID-19 outbreak has led to unfortunate circumstances – some of which have affected student internships in the Master of Biomedical and Health Sciences at Monash University. Placements were secured, however a lot of them…

New international collaboration showcases drug development potential

3 April 2020 New research from Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS), in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute, Mayo Clinic, University of Auckland, University of Essex and University of Tokyo, has uncovered new structures of protein receptors,…

CSIRO begins testing Covid-19 vaccines

2 April 2020 CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has commenced the first stage of testing potential vaccines for COVID-19. The testing, expected to take three months, is underway at CSIRO’s high-containment biosecurity facility, the Australian Animal Health Laboratory…

BCG vaccine trial to protect Australian healthcare workers has begun, enabled by major philanthropic backing

2 April 2020 News at a Glance The BRACE trial to test whether BCG vaccination reduces the impact of COVID-19 has begun in Melbourne 300 staff at the Melbourne Children’s Campus of the planned 4000 healthcare workers across…

Australians 65 and older become first in the world to access FLUAD® Quad

2 April 2020 Australians 65 and older have become the first in the world to access FLUAD® Quad (adjuvanted quadrivalent influenza vaccine) following addition to the National Immunisation Program in 2020(1) FLUAD® Quad is a new vaccine that…

2020 GSK Award for Research Excellence: Nominations Now Open

2 April 2020 GSK are delighted to invite nominations for the 40th anniversary year of the GSK Award for Research Excellence. Presented annually since 1980, the Award acknowledges outstanding Australian researchers and provides an $80,000 (tax free) independent…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute to trial preventative vaccine for COVID-19 healthcare workers

27 March 2020 Professor Kathryn North AC, Director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, has announced its infectious disease researchers are preparing to roll-out a multi-center randomised controlled clinical trial of the BCG vaccine against COVID-19. The…

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