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2014

September

Australia’s medical research community unites to champion the Medical Research Future Fund

16th September - New campaign launches in Melbourne today. Australians are being urged to imagine a healthier future as the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Action Group launches its campaign in support of enhanced public investment in health and medical research. Medical research advances national prosperity and wellbeing and it does this by making individual lives better and more product... read more…

Nexvet Expands Australian Veterinary Biologics Research Centre

15th September - Veterinary biologic therapy developer Nexvet Biopharma today announced that Dr. Samantha Busfield, PhD, and Dr. Dallas Hartman, PhD, two senior biopharmaceutical research and development executives, have joined Nexvet’s veterinary biologics research centre in Melbourne, Australia.  This facility is designed to support Nexvet’s existing programs in companion animal therapies, an... read more…

Global Kinetics Corporation Secures FDA Clearance to Sell Parkinson’s KinetiGraph™ in USA

11 September 2014.  Australian technology company Global Kinetics Corporation has achieved a key milestone, securing important US regulatory approval to market their world leading Parkinson’s disease mobile health technology in the high value American market.Announcing the Food and Drug Administration decision, GKC Managing Director Mr Andrew Maxwell said the company was now moving swiftly to e... read more…

Victorian Government Grants Help Businesses Rise to New Challenges

10 September 2014.  Victorian Minister for Innovation, Louise Asher, announced that 11 grants of $75,000 each have been awarded to 10 innovative Victorian businesses under Round 1 of the Victorian Government’s Driving Business Innovation program. Funded in the 2013 State Budget, the $16 million Driving Business Innovation program provides financial support for small to medium enterprises (SMEs)... read more…

New round of Victorian Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

9 September 2014.  Applications are now open for the second round of the Napthine Government’s prestigious $1.8 million Victorian Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Program.The Minister for Innovation, Louise Asher said the fellowships, which honour a 2010 election commitment, are strengthening Victoria’s innovation capabilities by enabling talented young researchers to work at world leading res... read more…

Government Plan to Help Business Innovation

9 September 2014.  Businesses will get government help to invent and commercialise new products and enter global markets under a plan to be released within weeks.But Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane says it won't be a case of "picking winners", nor will it be a return to "endless cash programs and handouts".For the past year, Mr Macfarlane has been working with industry, researchers and trainer... read more…

tinAway, a potential cure for chronic tinnitus: a crowdfunding campaign is launched to fund a clinical trial

2nd September - tinAway is an mHealth app being developed as a potential cure for chronic tinnitus A crowdfunding campaign has been launched on September 1, 2014, to support a clinical trial of the tinAway iPad app in chronic tinnitus A novel treatment that may provide a cure for chronic tinnitus is seeking support for development costs through a crowdfunding campaign. The campaign is no... read more…

Professor Chubb Releases “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Australia's Future”

2 September 2014.  Professor Chubb released his recommendations for a strategic approach to science and its related fields. The document can be downloaded here “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Australia’s Future outlines what we need to do to build a stronger, more competitive Australia,” Professor Chubb said at Parliament House. “Science is infrastructure and it is critica... read more…

More To Report From Australian Life Sciences -- And Some Best Practices From The BioMelbourne Network

2nd September - Former CEO of BioMelbourne Network, Michelle Gallaher spoke with Louis Garfuilo, Executive Director, Outsourced Pharma. It was again named one of the “happiest countries” in the world by the OECD. Scientific American Worldview ranked it fourth in 2014 in the global biotech industry, a one-year vault from seventh. For the fourth year in a row, the Economic Intelligence Unit annu... read more…

Australia’s medical research sector backs the Medical Research Future Fund

1st September - New MRFF Action Group advocates for the most important initiative in Australian medical research in generations.The organisations that carry out Australia’s world-leading medical research have joined forces to support the Federal Government’s proposed Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). The MRFF Action Group – which comprises members from organisations representing all of Aust... read more…