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2014

April

Victorian Infection and Immunity Network organisations top the Asia-Pacific region

15th April - Victoria has topped recent rankings released by the Nature Publishing Group, with three Victorian Infection and Immunity Network (VIIN) institutions named the top Asia-Pacific contributors to the prestigious Nature Immunology journal. Topping the rankings for 2013, the University of Melbourne, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Monash University contributed a ... read more…

Burnet Institute secures medical research and development agreement in China

14th April - Australian medical research and public health organisation, Burnet Institute has signed aAUD$5million agreement with GuoMinXinHe Investment Fund, Beijing to develop low-costdiagnostic tests to improve the health of millions of people in China and around the world. The agreement between the two organisations was officially signed in Shanghai today aspart of the Prime Minister’s Tra... read more…

Global Kinetics Corp Selected to Present at Cavendish Global Health Impact Forum

7th April - ..Forum uniquely brings together leading family offices and their foundations seeking impact investment, grant-giving and philanthropy opportunities within health and life sciences..One of only two Australian companies participating Melbourne, Australia 7 April 2014: Australian Parkinson’s Disease technology company Global Kinetics Corporation (GKC) has been selected to present at ... read more…
March

2014 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

21st March - CLOSING DATE: 29 May, 5.00 pm local time in Canberra Online nominations: http://www.industry.gov.au/scienceprizes The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science are Australia’s national annual awards for recognition of outstanding achievement in science and excellence in science education. Nominations are open to Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents.  The five awards a... read more…

Speacialised Therapeutics Australia Receives therapeutic Goods Administration Approval for Abraxane® In Combination with Gemcitabine for First-Line Treatment of Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

13th March - Australian biopharmaceutical company Specialised Therapeutics Australia (STA) is pleased to announce that ABRAXANE® (nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel) in combination with gemcitabine in now approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for the first-line treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer. The TGA approved indication is: ABRAXANE, in combination with gemcitab... read more…

Victoria extends life sciences collaboration with Massachusetts

12th March - Victorian Coalition Government extends partnership with Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) Coalition Government commits $1 million to second round of Building Global Bridges initiative Coalition Government supporting internationalisation of Victorian life sciences industry The Victorian Coalition Government has extended its partnership with renowned innovation invest... read more…

New program to accelerate medtech innovation

12th March - Victorian Coalition Government supporting new medtech program providing free mentoring Victorian medtech companies to benefit from world-leading expertise Coalition Government driving innovation and growth across the state’s life sciences sector Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips has announced the Victorian Coalition Government is supporting a new program that pr... read more…

Sienna adds talent and capacity in inaugural COO role

4th March - • Appointment of industry leader to emerging company• Growing team to drive and fast-track global activities• Innovative telomerase technology set for roll out in US markets in 2014 Sienna Cancer Diagnostics has appointed Matthew Hoskin as Chief Operating Officer in a move which strengthens the company’s capacity as it progresses commercialisation of its innovative technology for ... read more…

L'Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship applications now open

3rd March - Applications are now open for the 2014 L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships We’re offering three AU$25,000 Fellowships for outstanding young female scientists through the highly competitive For Women in Science Fellowship program. The Fellowships will be awarded to three Australian or New Zealand women who have shown scientific excellence in their career... read more…

Phosphagenics Appoints Three New Non-Executive Directors

3rd March - Australian drug delivery technology company Phosphagenics Limited (ASX:POH; OTCQX:PPGNY) has appointed biotech industry veterans Mr Lawrence Gozlan, Mr Nathan Drona and Dr Geert Cauwenbergh as non-executive directors, with Mr Gozlan assuming the role of Chairman of the Board on an interim basis.   Mr Stuart James, Dr Sandra Webb, Mr Don Clarke and Mr Jonathan Addison have retired fr... read more…