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2015

March

Trajan and University of Tasmania Secure Top Postdoctoral Fellows for ASTech

27 March 2015.  Trajan Scientific and Medical (Trajan) and University of Tasmania (UTAS) are delighted to secure three top scientists to oversee innovative research programs at ASTech, the ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies, supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC).ASTech is a collaboration between Trajan and UTAS combining industry knowledge and resea... read more…

LBT Granted First U.S. Patent for APAS® Technology

26 March 2015.  Australian medical technology company LBT Innovations Limited (ASX: LBT) has been awarded the first U.S. patent for its pioneering culture-plate analysis technology, the Automated Plate Assessment System (APAS®).Patent no. 8,896,706 relates to a novel method for ‘colour calibrating’ images captured by the APAS technology, which will make it easier for devices using APAS to accur... read more…

Phosphagenics signs license agreement to expand TPM®-based animal nutrition products to the UK and Ireland.

25 March 2015.  Australian drug delivery company, Phosphagenics Limited (ASX: POH; OTCQX: PPGNY), announced that it has granted Integrated Animal Health (IAH) a four year exclusive license to manufacture and sell animal nutrition products that incorporate the Company’s proprietary vitamin E phosphate technology (TPM®). The products, which will be marketed under IAH’s Feed-Mate™ brand, target re... read more…

Dr Bronwyn Evans to Chair Industry Growth Centre for Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals

23 March 2015.  Dr Bronwyn Evans, Chief Executive Officer of Standards Australia, has been appointed as Chair of the Industry Growth Centre for Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals by Commonwealth Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane MP. The Australian government has allocated $188.5 million to establish five Industry Growth Centres in key growth sectors: advanced manufacturing;... read more…

Invion $5 Million Private Placement & Rights Issue

20 March 2015.  Australian drug development company Invion Limited (ASX: IVX) is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised $895,000 in a private placement to institutional and sophisticated investors and will now raise a further $4.1 million in a fully underwritten non-renounceable rights issue to existing shareholders.The institutional placement is for approximately 35.8 million full... read more…

MedTech's Got Talent Competition - Applications now Open!

6 March 2015.  Interested in medical technology entrepreneurship? Want $60,000 (plus additional prizes) to get your business or product concept off the ground? Applications for MedTech’s Got Talent are now open, with early bird deadline on 30 March (get feedback and revise your application to be more competitive!) and the final deadline on 8 April.  STC will be holding Medtech’s Got Talent info... read more…
February

Phosphagenics Decides to Sell BioElixia® Cosmetics Brand

25 February 2015.  Australian drug delivery company, Phosphagenics Limited (ASX: POH; OTCQX: PPGNY), has put its branded cosmetics division, BioElixia®, up for sale to allow resources to be refocused on the Company’s core areas of strength. Phosphagenics has recently received a number of expressions of interest in purchasing its range of Personal Care products sold under the BioElixia® brand.  ... read more…

Industry Growth Centre Appointments

19 February 2015.   The Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, announced three of the five Chairs of the Industry Growth Centres on the 17 February 2015.   The announced Chairs - Elizabeth Lewis-Gray (METS), Peter Schutz (Food and Agribusiness) and Andrew Stevens (Advanced Manufacturing) - are respected industry leaders with extensive industry expertise and board expe... read more…

Nominations open soon for the 2015 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

17 February 2015.   Help us recognise Australia’s best scientists and teachers, by nominating them for one of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.   We’re looking for: The heroes of Australian science whose significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge through science deserves recognition; Exceptional innovators from science and industry who have enhanced our economy, ... read more…

BioMelbourne Network Women in Leadership Awards 2015

13 February 2015.  The BioMelbourne Network is very pleased to announce the launch of our inaugural “Women in Leadership” awards, to celebrate, honour and profile outstanding women in the biotechnology, medtech and healthcare technology sector. These new awards are designed to celebrate women who exhibit leadership in their fields of expertise and have made outstanding contributions to advan... read more…