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An Australian first: Monash launches new Diabetes Department

Monash University today officially launched its new Department of Diabetes – the first and only university department in Australia dedicated to the disease. Opened by the Honourable Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health, the new Department is a…

LBT Innovations Receives 2017 SA Science Excellence Award for Collaboration

LBT Innovations Ltd (LBT) has been awarded the 2017 SA Science Excellence Award for “Excellence in Research Collaboration”. The award recognises excellence in developing a world leading intelligent medical device in South Australia, and the collaboration between the…

VivaGel® BV demonstrated statistically significant efficacy in two pivotal phase 3 trials

VivaGel® BV consistently resulted in reduced rates of BV recurrence by the primary efficacy endpoint and five secondary efficacy measures, and delayed time to first recurrence VivaGel® BV resulted in sustained benefits 3 months after cessation of treatment…

LBT’S Woundvue™ Prototype to be Used at Central Adelaide Health Network

Australian medical technology company LBT Innovations Limited (ASX:LBT) has entered a collaboration agreement with Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Vascular and Endovascular Services, to use LBT’s novel WoundVue™ prototype device in the clinical trial, “Predicting outcomes in…

State of the Sector Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals 2017

Victoria has one of the world’s largest life science clusters composed of the medical technology (medtech), biotechnology (biotech) and pharmaceutical industries. It is home to a vibrant commercial sector, key R&D infrastructure and advanced manufacturing expertise making it…

Clinical Trials in Australia: the economic profile and competitive position of the sector

Clinical trials are an integral part of the research and development of new treatments, interventions or tests, and the refinement of existing standards of care and clinical practices. As such, they are vital to the future of healthcare.…

Bionic vision a step closer with the CSIRO’s new computing system 

People with profound vision loss are one step closer to having their sight effectively restored, thanks to a new investment from Australia’s chief science body into a large-scale scientific computing system. The new Bracewell system, which is being used by Data61’s computer vision group that…

LBT TO DISTRIBUTE APAS® IN AUSTRALIA & NZ

Australian medical technology company LBT Innovations Limited (ASX: LBT) has been appointed by joint venture company Clever Culture Systems AG (CCS) as the distributor for APAS® Independence in Australia and New Zealand. This will see LBT as the…

20th June – PharmaMedtech Stories – Join the Conversation!

FREE Seminar and Q&A Session The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme is pleased to announce a panel seminar and Q and A session with key experts in the Biotech/Medtech/Pharma Sector. This event is open for…

International Research Scholarship for Professor Mark Dawson and five other Melbourne researchers

Peter Mac’s Professor Mark Dawson has been selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Research Scholar. The scholarship recognises Prof Dawson as a leading early-career scientist working outside of the G7 group of countries. Prof Dawson…

Monash University and Corvus Pharmaceuticals enter into exclusive license agreement for Novel Immuno-Oncology Program

Monash University and Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRVS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, have announced today they have entered into an exclusive agreement. Under the agreement, Corvus has licensed global rights to an undisclosed novel immuno-oncology program, which includes…

Testosterone explains why women more prone to asthma

An international research team has revealed for the first time that testosterone protects males against developing asthma, helping to explain why females are two times more likely to develop asthma than males after puberty. The study showed that…

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