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The Building Global Bridges program provides grants of between $100,000 & $500,000 to Victorian life science companies to develop partnerships with Massachusetts companies in late stage life sciences R&D projects. The program helps Victorian innovation to accelerate, access expertise, develop skills & better reach global markets and international investors. Applications close 17 September 2013.

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SPECIALISED THERAPEUTICS AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES BREAKTHROUGH CANCER DRUG ABRAXANE® TO BE PBS LISTED FOR METASTATIC PANCREATIC CANCER

31st October, 2014 • ABRAXANE plus gemcitabine to be PBS listed for Australian patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer from 1 November • ABRAXANE plus gemcitabine significantly improves survival outcomes • A new standard of care now available for all patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer Australian biopharmaceutical company Specialised Therapeutics Australia (STA) is pleased to anno... read more…

d3 Medicine welcomes a new Director - Dr. Julie Bullock PharmD

30th October, 2014    Dr. Bullock has over 10 years of drug development experience within the FDA. Dr Bullock's pastappointments include Clinical Pharmacology Team Leader and Senior Clinical PharmacologyReviewer. Her regulatory experience was focused in the therapeutic areas of hematology/oncologyand coagulation. She has significant experience in facilitating pediatric drug development,streaml... read more…

2014 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

29th October, 2014  Joint release with the Hon. Tony Abott MP, Prime Minister Tonight, we recognise and celebrate the accomplishments of Australian science and Australian scientists. Australia has a proud history in science and a wealth of scientific talent. Our people are full of great ideas. The Commonwealth Government will continue to provide the strong support that science needs to find... read more…

Paving the road ahead for manufacturing in Australia

28th October, 2014  A forum on the future of Australia’s manufacturing sector will bring leaders of industry and academia together to debate the challenges that lie ahead and the role of innovation. The forum is one of the many events planned for Convention 2014 – Australia’s largest ever engineering event which is being organised by peak professional body, Engineers Australia (Melbourne, Nov 2... read more…

Join the team at the BioMelbourne Network

27th October, 2014  A fantastic new opportunity has come up as the Membership Engagement Manager at the BioMelbourne Network, the industry association for the biotechnology and medical technology industries of Victoria. Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer, you will design and implement the events programs that engage and serve the BioMelbourne Network membership and the wider life ... read more…

BioMelbourne Network News

24th October, 2014   The BioMelbourne Network will say farewell to Program Manager Anita Petris, who is leaving the organisation in November. Anita has been with the Network for over five years and during that time has provided outstanding service to our members and to the wider life sciences sector. Her bright, efficient manner and her passion for technology and innovation has taken membershi... read more…

Creative Innovation 2015 Asia Pacific registrations now open!

23 October 2014.  From Disruption to Sustainable GrowthVision. Strategy. Innovation. GrowthThe world’s most innovative thinkers are coming to Melbourne! Creative Innovation 2015 Asia Pacific...world changing innovators, disruptors, futurists, inspired thinkers and curious souls gathered together in an interactive community. Creative Innovation 2015 Asia Pacific is the premiere conference for an... read more…

LBT Arwarded $250,000 Grant For WOUNDVUE

20 October 2014.  LBT Innovations Limited (ASX: LBT) has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the South Australian Government’s bioscience agency, BioSA, for the early stage development of its pioneering wound management technology Woundvue.The grant represents the maximum on offer under the BioSA Industry Development (BID) program, which provides essential funding   for   South   Australian   co... read more…

Victorian Government grant ensures world’s biggest supercomputing facility remains in Melbourne

20 October 2014.   A $6.65 million Victorian Government grant to the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) has assured Victoria maintains its competitive edge in the life sciences industry. The grant means that the world's most powerful supercomputing facility dedicated to life sciences will continue to operate in Victoria. Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips said t... read more…

d3 Medicine congratulates Alios Biopharma on the Announcement of a $1.75Bn Acquisition Agreement with Johnson & Johnson

16 October 2014.  On September 30, 2014 Alios BioPharma, Inc., a biotechnology company developing proprietary therapeutics for viral diseases, announced a definitive agreement with Johnson & Johnson whereby Alios will be acquired for approximately $1.75 billion in cash payable upon closing of the transaction. The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies.“We are... read more…

An Action Plan for Australia's Future

14 October 2014.  Joint media release with the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister. The Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda is a central part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to build a strong, prosperous economy for a safe, secure Australia. Strengthening Australia’s competitiveness is the key to future prosperity. Australia has experienced 23 years of economic growth... read more…

BRW Most Innovative Companies 2014: 3. Planet Innovation

10 October 2014.  Embryos cultured for IVF are stored for up to five days in an incubator to help them grow. Each embryo is observed daily under a microscope and graded by an embryologist to identify the most viable embryo. The problem is that by opening the incubator to remove an embryo for grading, their chances of survival are jeopardised. Planet Innovation invented a new incubator, called... read more…

Growing Melbourne’s Medical Technology in the Global Market

9 October 2014.  BioMelbourne Network backs new medical technology strategy from Victorian Government The BioMelbourne Network strongly supports the new strategy to grow and develop Victoria’s medical technology industry, as released today by the Victorian Government. Victoria’s Medical Technology Industry Strategy, launched today by Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips, will increase... read more…

CSL announces major manufacturing expansion in Melbourne

8 October 2014.  CSL Limited (ASX:CSL) today announced a $210 million expansion of its CSL Behring manufacturing site in Broadmeadows (Melbourne) to help meet growing demand for its global critical care therapy, albumin.The investment will fund a new manufacturing facility on the site, creating 200 jobs during construction and a further 190 highly skilled manufacturing jobs once the plant is fu... read more…

New Chief Executive for CSIRO

8 October 2014.  The appointment of Dr Larry Marshall as the new Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) was announced today by the Chairman of the CSIRO Board, Simon McKeon.  "Dr Marshall has an impeccable record as a scientist, a technology innovator and business leader," Mr McKeon said."His wealth of experience in developing and applying sc... read more…

BioMelbourne Network and STC lead Victorian Trade Mission to US Medtech Hubs

7 October 2014.  With AdvaMed 2014 in Chicago, IL, USA as the anchor, STC and BioMelbourne Network will lead a trade mission of promising Victorian medical technology companies to the United States from 5-15 October 2014, with additional stops in Minneapolis, MN and Austin, TX.  Australian medical technology or ‘medtech’ companies are ‘born global’, with a strong focus on the pursuit of interna... read more…

Phosphagenics Announces Successful Results from its Phase 2 TPM®/Tretinoin Gel Study on Acne Patients

7 October 2014.  Australian drug delivery company, Phosphagenics Limited (ASX: POH; OTCQX: PPGNY), today announced results from its Phase 2 study examining the effectiveness of its TPM®/Tretinoin topical gel formulation in the treatment of acne vulgaris.  The study demonstrated that the Company’s proprietary TPM® technology provides a topical tretinoin formulation with several key advantages in... read more…

Dimerix Bioscience Receives Human Ethics Committee Approval to Commence Phase II Kidney Disease Trial

29 September 2014.  Dimerix Bioscience Limited today announced receipt of ethics committee approval under the Clinical Trial Notification scheme of the Australian Therapeutic Goods administration to commence its Phase II clinical trial of DMX200 in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. Recruitment of patients at the Austin Hospital is expected to commence shortly. The study will investigate t... read more…

Australian Government investment in science reaches 30-year low

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Parkinson’s UK and Global Kinetics Corporation collaborate to provide promising new mHealth technology throughout UK

25 September 2014.  An innovative medical device designed in Australia to improve management of Parkinson’s disease will be made available in the United Kingdom, as part of a 12-month pilot project.Lead Parkinson’s research and support charity Parkinson’s UK will enable access to the medical device, known as the Parkinson’s KinetiGraph (PKG), for up to 200 people living with Parkinson’s through... read more…