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2014

April

BioMelbourne Network - CEO Announcement

24th April - Today is a milestone for the BioMelbourne Network as we embrace change and announce Michelle Gallaher’s decision to leave the CEO role in July, 2014 and embark as a start-up entrepreneur in her own business. In July, Michelle will have been with the Network for six years and during that time has left an indelible mark on our sector with her enthusiasm, drive and passion. She has l... read more…

New CEO to implement growth plan at Cell Therapies Pty Ltd

21st April - Cell Therapies Pty Ltd (Cell Therapies), the leading manufacturer and distributor of cellular therapies in Asia Pacific, has appointed Dr Tim Oldham as CEO to implement an aggressive growth plan. Dr Oldham succeeds founding CEO and Managing Director Ray Wood who will continue as a Director. Cell Therapies has more than eleven years experience with a wide range of cellular therapie... read more…

Voucher program promotes Victorian technologies

16th April - 13 Victorian companies awarded vouchers worth over $550,000 total in Victorian Coalition Government’s Technology Voucher Program Victorian Government supporting development of new technology and application of existing technologies Directory of Technology Capabilities and Suppliers list links to over 200 Technology Voucher Program suppliers As part of the latest awards fo... read more…

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…