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Atomic map gives malaria drug new lease on life

Researchers have for the first time mapped how one of the longest-serving malaria drugs works, opening the possibility of altering its structure to make it more effective and combat increasing malaria drug resistance. The study produced a precise…

Catalyst for efficient drug and chemical production

A team of CSIRO scientists have made a breakthrough that could result in faster and cheaper production for the pharmaceutical, food and bulk chemistry industries. The team have developed a more efficient and simpler process that – when…

Medical Countermeasures EOI – Documentation release

The Defence Materials Technology Centre (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 Medical Countermeasures…

Fellowship Brings Leading Cancer Researcher To Victoria

One of the world’s best cancer researchers working to accelerate future treatments through DNA repair has received support from the Andrews Labor Government and veski to undertake research here in Victoria. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade…

Bone, cartilage and tissue; we’ve cracked the trifecta (and it’s made of titanium and plastic)

We’ve been quietly working away in Melbourne on something big. The big trifecta of a bone, cartilage and tissue implant. The first of its kind. More specifically, a 3D printed titanium and polymer sternum to suit individual patients.  …

Fast-Tracked Medicinal Cannabis For Kids With Severe Epilepsy

Twenty-nine critically ill children have become the first in Victoria to legally access medicinal cannabis, with the Andrews Labor Government this week importing product from Canada ahead of local product becoming available in the middle of the year.…

Victoria’s Economy – Leading The Nation

Despite continuing to be short-changed by the Turnbull Government, Victoria’s economy outpaced the rest of the nation in the December quarter, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The State’s strong AAA-rated economy…

British Patient Recovering Successfully Following Implant of World-First 3D Printed Titanium and Polymer Sternum

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), the federal government agency for scientific and medical research in Australia, successfully integrated 3D printed titanium and polymer sternum implants into a British patient. In partnership withAnatomics, a Melbourne-based medical device…

R&D tax spend cap should be doubled to $200m: review urges

The amount companies can spend on research and development and receive a tax offset should be doubled to $200 million, a review of the $3 billion R&D tax incentive program has recommended. The R&D tax incentive cost the…

Changes to the R&D Tax Incentive: Putting a handbrake on innovation (September 2016)

September 2016 The R&D Tax Incentive Review paper was released on 28th of September, making recommendations on changes to the scheme – including a proposed $2Million cap on the annual cash refund payable under the R&D Tax Incentive.…

Tribute to Athina Tsagarakis

The BioMelbourne Network team were saddened to hear of the passing of past staff member, Athina Tsagarakis,  last week at the age of 49 years.  Our condolences to Athina’s family and friends during this difficult time. Members of…

BioMelbourne Network CEO on MELBOURNE 4.0 Steering Committee

September 2015 The Committee for Melbourne has announced the members of the MELBOURNE 4.0 Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will drive the MELBOURNE 4.0 engagement process and ensure concrete policy initiatives are identified. Reflective of the Committee for…

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