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Applications are now open for the MedTech Actuator Accelerator Program

10 January 2020 Applications close 3 April 2020. Applications are now open for the MedTech Actuator Accelerator Program – Australia’s first accelerator for early-stage #MedTech #startups! This industry-led, venture capitalist backed, 15-month program will accelerate your #technology development, build your team capability…

Commencement of commercial-scale GMP extraction of medicinal cannabis resin

7 January 2020 Cann Group Limited (ASX: CAN) and IDT Australia Limited (ASX: IDT) have jointly announced that GMP extraction activities are underway for the first batches of medicinal cannabis resin. The extracted resin will be used as…

Potential risks when dating documents this year

10 January 2020 There has been talk in the media about the potential risks arising from the form of the new year: ‘2020’. The risk is that formatting the date as DD/MM/YY leaves the year column able to…

Five reasons we’re looking forward to the new decade

11 December 2019 By Anthony Farina, Chief Communications Officer and Vice President of Corporate Affairs Whether you call it the “twenty-tens” or the “teens,” the second decade of the 21st Century is drawing to a close. We’re saying farewell…

Opthea Completes Recruitment in Phase 2a Clinical Trial of OPT-302 for Diabetic Macular Edema

7 January 2020 Melbourne, Australia – Opthea Limited (ASX:OPT), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel biologic therapies to treat eye diseases, has completed patient recruitment into the Company’s Phase 2a trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of…

$8.9 million investment for cancer research

18 December 2019 A media release from Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston MP, Acting Minister for Health, about $8.9 million for cancer research in Australia, through Cancer Australia’s Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme. … The Morrison Government has…

Medical Research Future Fund boost to take satellite technology from space to the eye clinic

12 December 2019 The developers of a simple eye test to detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease have won funding to help take their technology from the lab to the eye clinic. Enlighten Imaging, an Australian start-up company incubated…

Watermark to integrate into Griffith Hack

27 November 2019 By Watermark We are pleased to announce that our firm will be integrating into Australian IP firm Griffith Hack in April 2020, and from that time we will operate as one combined firm under the…

Scientists fear insect populations are shrinking. Here are six ways to help

5 December 2019 By David Yeates, CSIRO, Katja Hogendoorn, University of Adelaide, Manu Saunders, University of New England 5 minute read Are you planning a big garden clean-up this summer, or stocking up on fly spray to keep bugs…

ASX announcement: White Island Tragedy

16 December 2019 The recent tragedy of White Island in New Zealand is a challenging situation for all involved. The surgical and trauma teams in many hospitals across New Zealand and Australia have put in heroic efforts and…

BioMedVic Celebrates Twenty Years Of Achievements

12 December 2019 By BioMedVic Comms On Thursday 5th December 2019 BioMedVic gathered a crowd in the beautiful Treetops room at the Melbourne Museum to celebrate twenty years of biomedical achievements. At this warm reception, BioMedVic counted with the participation…

$14.8M Research Boost to Develop Breakthrough Ideas for Better Health

13 December 2019 MTPConnect – the Australian Government’s Medical Technology, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical (MTP) Industry Growth Centre – and the Acting Minister for Health, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, today announced $14.8 million of funding for 17 early stage…

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