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Board announcement: Appointment of Dr Julie-Anne White as BioMelbourne Network CEO

12 April 2019 Message from the Chair The Board of Directors of the BioMelbourne Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Julie-Anne White as our new Chief Executive Officer, effective 13 May. Julie holds a BSc.…

Six actions the next government needs to take for a stronger economy and a healthier Australia – Research Australia

11 April 2019 Research Australia today released it’s pre-election statement, outlining six actions Australia’s next government needs to take for a stronger economy and healthier Australia, including: Greater transparency for the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Addressing the…

Awards shine a light on women leading the way in Victoria’s medtech sector

9 April 2019 |  Three women were recognised today at an award ceremony at Government House for their leadership in Victoria’s biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceuticals sector. Selected from a field of exceptional nominations, the recipients of the…

Call for EOIs: DMTC Medical Countermeasures activity

8 April 2019 |  DMTC is a not for profit collaborative venture that brings together defence industry, universities and government research agencies to develop technologies that will enhance Australia’s defence and national security capability. The national Medical Countermeasures…

AdAlta CEO profiled in US Life Science Leader

4 April 2019 CEO Sam Cobb has recently been profiled by US business journal Life Science Leader, taking readers through her 12-year journey as the founding CEO of a biotech company. It has been “a roller-coaster ride of personal…

New Board Chair for Phoenix Australia

4 April 2019 Last week Phoenix Australia announced the appointment of Ms Janine Kirk AM as Chair of the Board. She will take up the role on 1 May 2019. The announcement notes that Ms Kirk was the…

Opinion: It’s time for a worldwide moratorium on editing human embryos

by Alan Trounson[1] Posted 2 April 2019 Hear Alan Trounson discuss the issue Saturday 6 April at 12 noon on ABC Radio National’s The Science Show. A few weeks ago, 18 scientists from seven countries took me back…

Networking, Collaboration, and Community: Key Messages from Devices & Diagnostics Lab

Date Posted: 28 March 2019 This BioMelbourne Network event recap was written by Dr Krupesh Patel, PhD Graduate – Department of Pharmacology, Monash University. The 7th annual BioMelbourne annual Devices + Diagnostics Lab, held on 19th of March, attracted…

MedTech Actuator Accelerator (September 2019 intake)

Sep 1 – Nov 30 | Melbourne VIC, Australia http://www.medtechactuator.com APPLY BY MAY 3 Actuator Accelerator Australia’s National Medtech Accelerator About this Program Utilising a 15-month focused industry-led curriculum, The MedTech Actuator Accelerator Program takes Seed ventures to…

PM to outline Victorian health package

25 March 2019 Ahead of the federal budget, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced almost half-a-billion dollars for health in Victoria. A new national cancer treatment centre is to be based in Melbourne, providing access to treatments previously…

Melbourne’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre to be home of ‘the next great wave in treatment’

25 March 2019 A new form of cancer treatment that uses cell therapy to attack the disease will become available in Australia, after the Federal Government announced $80 million towards a facility in Melbourne. Key points: Health Minister…

Federal budget cash to put Melbourne at medicine’s cutting edge

25 March 2019 A $30 million cash injection to Melbourne’s ground-breaking bio-medical research centre will keep the city at the global cutting edge of medical technology, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Next month’s federal budget will commit…

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