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2016

February

Nominations for the 2016 BioMelbourne Network 'Women in Leadership'  awards are now open

8 February 2016.  The BioMelbourne Network is very pleased to announce that nominations for the 2016 “Women in Leadership” awards are open! Launched in 2015, these awards celebrate, honour and profile outstanding women in the biotechnology, medical technology and health innovation sector. The ideal candidates will exhibit strong leadership in their fields of expertise, having made outstanding c... read more…
January

Viralytics Completes $4 Million Share Purchase Plan; Raises Total of $32.4 Million

25 January 2016.  Viralytics Limited (ASX: VLA, OTC: VRACY) today announced the result of the company’s share purchase plan (SPP), which closed on 21 January 2016.Following applications well in excess of $10 million and a scale back the SPP raised a total of $4 million with approximately 6.5 million shares, at $0.615 per share, to be issued to retail investors. This is in addition to the succes... read more…

Phosphagenics Reports Positive Results for Weaner Pig Feed Efficiency Trial

20 January 2016.  Australian drug delivery company, Phosphagenics Limited (ASX: POH; OTCQX: PPGNY), is pleased to report positive results in its initial Animal Health and Nutrition trial. This trial, in more than 1500 weaner (young) pigs, is the first in a series of planned randomized, controlled studies designed to assess if TPM® can enhance the efficiency in which livestock converts feed into... read more…

Gordagen Enters Collaboration Agreement with Japan’s Matsumoto

6 January 2016.  Gordagen Pharmaceuticals, an Australian company developing evidence-based nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals, today announced it has entered into a Collaborative Product Development Agreement with long-standing Japanese company Matsumoto Trading Co, Ltd. The Agreement covers the development of a new functional food product for the Japanese market, which will incorporate Gordage... read more…

2015

December

Viralytics Completes $28 million Placement – SPP to Follow

14 December 2015.  Viralytics Limited (Viralytics) announces that it has completed a placement of 46,118,270 shares to international and domestic sophisticated or professional investors at an issue price of $0.615 per share to raise $28,362,736. The placement was significantly oversubscribed with strong demand from international specialist healthcare investment funds, including two New York bas... read more…

Circadian Technologies Changes Name to Opthea

11 December 2015.  Circadian Technologies Limited has changed its name to Opthea Limited (ASX:OPT) effective 9 December 2015.  The name change follows the special resolution passed by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting on 30 November 2015.The Company’s ASX code will change from CIR to OPT.  Trading under the new ASX:OPT code is expected to be effective from 14 December 2015.The name cha... read more…

What do BioMelbourne Network members think about the National Innovation and Science Agenda?

9 December 2015.  Everyone is talking about innovation. The importance of science and technology is being spoken about at the highest levels of government, in the press, on TV and radio, and hopefully in the homes and workplaces of Australians. The Prime Minister's announcement of the National Innovation and Science Agenda feels like an inflection point for Australia. A whole lot of pieces and ... read more…

Phosphagenics’ Animal Health & Nutrition Business Initiates Grower/Finisher Pig Study

3 December 2015.  Australian biotechnology company, Phosphagenics Limited (ASX: POH; OTCQX: PPGNY), is pleased to announce the initiation of the second swine study in its Animal Health and Nutrition “feed efficiency” program.  This study follows-on from the recent successfully completed weaner (young) pig study which is expected to report results later this month. This new study targets older p... read more…

BioMelbourne Network Annual Membership Survey Results

1 December 2015.  We are delighted with the participation from members in our BioMelbourne Network Annual Member Survey, which provided us with some really valuable feedback into the activities and outcomes of the Network in 2015. Thanks our survey sponsors Watermark, who provided a lucky draw prize to delighted winners Gary Haywood from Design and Industry and Alicia Chenoweth from the Burnet ... read more…

BioMelbourne Network Annual Report

1 December 2015.  The BioMelbourne Network AGM was held last week on Thursday, 26th of November with 75 members in attendance. Thanks to all the members who were able to join us on the day, and for those of you who sent apologies and proxy votes – much appreciated. It was a fantastic opportunity to thank all of our supporters and reflect on a transformational year. For the BioMelbourne Network,... read more…