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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…

Global Connections Fund Bridging Grant Awardees 2017

The Global Connections Fund is an initiative of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) funded by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. You can see Bridging Grant Awardees here  

 Victorian medical emergency company Medical Developments International emerges as global leader

A Victorian emergency medicine company has risen to become a global leader, thanks to its range of respiratory medications. Offering new devices for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Medical Developments International (MDI), is turning its attention…

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…

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…

Handy SME Info: TGA SME Assist Hub

Therapeutic goods regulation and legislation can be challenging to navigate. The SME Assist hub is designed to help small and medium enterprises, and R&D groups developing new medicines and medical devices (including apps) understand their regulatory and legislative…

Announcing the Victorian Clinical Trials – Gateway Project!

Victorian Clinical Trials – Gateway is a new digital portal for accessing clinical trial partners in Victoria. St Vincents Hospital Melbourne and the Victorian Government’s Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Training and Resources (DEDJTR) are collaborating to create the Gateway…

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…

Joint Statement on Skilled Migration Visa Changes

Restoration on skilled visas welcomed across medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector. The restoration of key occupations for the medical technology, research and pharmaceutical sector to the skilled migration visa list has been welcomed by six representative organisations.…

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