Lab business

Automation of laboratory accessories opens up new vistas

26 October, 2020 by Smita Deshmukh* | Supplied by: Transparency Market Research

Laboratory accessories have enabled great strides for the life sciences industry, including new developments in drug discovery.


CSL announces Centenary Fellowships, COVID-19 trial update

20 October, 2020

Two Australian scientists have been awarded CSL Centenary Fellowships, and patients are now being enrolled in the COVID-19 clinical held by the CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance.


Distribution agreement should reduce kidney injury in A/NZ

14 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Regional Health Care Group Pty Ltd

Regional Health Care Group (RHCG) will distribute Osprey Medical's DyeVert contrast minimisation devices across Australia and New Zealand for the first time.


2020 Nobel Prize winners announced

09 October, 2020

The 2020 Nobel Prizes recognise the discoveries of hepatits C, black holes and CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors.


R&D critical to economic recovery in 2020–21 Budget

07 October, 2020 by Lauren Davis

Five months later than originally scheduled, and in the midst of a global pandemic, Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg finally delivered the 2020–21 Budget.


Illumina to acquire cancer detection company GRAIL

06 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Illumina Australia Pty Ltd

Illumina has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GRAIL — a healthcare company whose mission is focused on multi-cancer early detection.


Inflammation start-up acquired by Roche

01 October, 2020

Inflazome, based on a research partnership between The University of Queensland and Trinity College Dublin, has been acquired for an upfront cash payment of €380m.


GMP warehouse mapping: step-by-step guidelines for validating life science storage facilities

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Vaisala Pty Ltd

Good manufacturing practice (GMP) regulators have sharpened their focus on warehouse storage and distribution practices.


Data science competition to tackle COVID-19

01 October, 2020

C3.ai is encouraging data scientists, developers, researchers and creative thinkers from around the world to participate in the C3.ai COVID-19 Grand Challenge.


ATSE opens award nominations, encourages STEM investment

23 September, 2020

Each year, ATSE recognises leading lights who make extraordinary contributions to technological science and engineering in Australia.


Vibrating worm wins Aus researchers 2020 Ig Nobel Prize

21 September, 2020

The researchers won the Ig Nobel Physics Prize for determining what happens to the shape of a living earthworm when one vibrates the earthworm at high frequency.


Strategic alliance: Millennium Science and Jomar Life Research

16 September, 2020

The companies will form a strategic alliance under common ownership to provide A/NZ researchers with improved access to research technologies and supplies.


Logistics requirements for a COVID-19 vaccine

08 September, 2020

DHL has published a white paper on delivering stable logistics for vaccines and medical goods during COVID-19 and future health crises.


Inside Australia's first accredited face mask testing facility

25 August, 2020 | Supplied by: CSIRO

Launched by CSIRO and accredited by NATA, the new facility has the capacity to provide a rapid turnaround on surgical face mask testing.


Aussie team wins COVID-19 hackathon

14 August, 2020 by Lauren Davis

The team won the Best Use of Technology category in NASA's Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge virtual hackathon with their COVID-19 safe air purifying solution.


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