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A$250 million Biomedical Translation Fund to bridge gap between commercialisation and research
22 Jan 2016
The A$250 million Biomedical Translation Fund, announced by the Australian Government in late 2015, will invest in promising biomedical discoveries, help bridge the gap between research and commercial ...
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Pilot vaccine facility opened in Victoria
23 Dec 2015
Global pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has opened a pilot vaccine facility in Boronia, Victoria, which uses ground-breaking new technology for the delivery of vaccines.
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Australia invests in the future
14 Dec 2015
Australia is investing in the future with a far-reaching A$1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda announced by the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 7 December 2015.
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Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine launched
7 Dec 2015
The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) was officially launched on November 30 by the Simon Birmingham, the Minister for Education and Training.
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Australian scientists attract landmark funding for malaria drug development
14 Nov 2015
Landmark funding for malaria drug development has been announced by Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, and the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk.
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Australian Tropical Medicine Commercialisation Grants Programme launched
13 Nov 2015
Australia’s Trade and Investment Minister, Andrew Robb, has officially launched the A$8.5 million Australian Tropical Medicine Commercialisation Grants Programme (ATMCGP).
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Johnson & Johnson in innovation collaboration with the Queensland Government
8 Oct 2015
The Queensland Government has announced a collaboration with the US pharmaceutical and healthcare giant, Johnson & Johnson, to develop and commercialise healthcare innovations in Queensland.
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Leading Chinese pharmaceutical company and Australian university collaborate in drug discoveries
23 Sep 2015
Leading Chinese speciality pharmaceutical company, Yabao Pharmaceutical, has announced a collaboration with the University of South Australia to develop new treatments for cancer.
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Australian biotech partners with AstraZeneca
22 Sep 2015
The Melbourne-based ASX-listed pharmaceutical company Starpharma has signed a licencing agreement with global biopharmaceutical AstraZeneca.
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Swiss global healthcare conglomerate acquires Australian biotech
21 Sep 2015
The Switzerland-based global healthcare company, Novartis, has acquired the Australian biotech Spinifex, in a deal worth US$700 million.
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Multi-billion dollar investment in medical research
26 Aug 2015
Legislation has passed through the Australian parliament to establish the landmark Medical Research Future Fund – the largest fund of its kind the world – which will significantly strengthen Australia ...
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UK biotech links with Pharmaxis to develop drugs for fatal lung disease
25 Aug 2015
The Australian biotechnology company Pharmaxis, has announced an international partnership to develop a new therapy for the severe and fatal lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
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Strategic agreement for advancing Australia’s cell therapy industry
24 Aug 2015
Cell therapy is transforming healthcare paradigms around the world.
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CSIRO releases strategy for future
3 Aug 2015
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has released its strategy for the future – a masterplan running over the next five years to improve Australia’s record in innovation.
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Bio-pharma giant links with University of Adelaide
31 Jul 2015
Fifty of AstraZeneca’s drug compounds will be given to researchers at the university for the study of new therapies.
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Queensland-US initiative to develop disease-fighting drugs
2 Jul 2015
The Queensland Government is to support a Queensland-US initiative aimed at discovering and developing drugs to target diseases such as cancer, diabetes, infectious diseases and inflammatory disorders ...
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BIO 2015 – world’s largest biotech convention
5 Jun 2015
BIO 2015, the world’s largest biotech convention, is being held from June 15-18 in Philadelphia. Australia will be well represented, both in the larger convention and at the smaller, select Partnering ...
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‘Open Innovation’ a catalyst for drug discovery
4 Jun 2015
Global biopharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca, has announced an ‘open innovation’ collaborative academic research program with UniQuest, the University of Queensland’s research commercialisation arm.
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Australian researchers developing novel uses with 4D printing
27 Apr 2015
Australian researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) are building objects in 4D, taking 3D technology to a new level.
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CSIRO performs strongly on global benchmarks
4 Mar 2015
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, performs strongly against international benchmarks according to its annual Science Health ...
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