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2014

October

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…