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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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Two Industry Growth Centre Chairs announced
26 Mar 2015
The Australian Government has appointed the Chairs of its remaining two industry growth centres, responsible for Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals, and Oil, Gas and Energy Resources.
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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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Janssen invests in medical research at Monash
27 Jan 2015
Global pharmaceutical company Janssen-Cilag, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has signed a three-year agreement with Australia’s Monash University to undertake collaborative research into autoimmune ...
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Takeda partners with Australia’s Monash on gastrointestinal research
22 Dec 2014
Takeda, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, and Australia’s Monash University have formed a strategic research alliance to develop new medicines to address significant unmet needs in the treatment ...
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Australia positions itself for traditional Chinese medicine market
19 Dec 2014
An agreement has been signed in Canberra which will boost Australia’s position in the A$170 billion global traditional Chinese medicine market.
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Sysmex accelerates its expansion into Australia’s healthcare market
19 Dec 2014
Japan’s Sysmex Corporation, which develops and manufactures diagnostic products for global markets, is investing A$1.5 million to establish a sales and support office to enhance its presence in Austra ...
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GSK expands Australian high-tech manufacturing facility
19 Nov 2014
UK’s GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will invest A$31 million in new manufacturing technology to expand production of high-quality, low-cost pharmaceutical products at its facility in Boronia, Melbourne.
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Australia’s Monash University joins Pfizer research network
17 Nov 2014
Australia’s Monash University has become the first academic research institution outside the United States to be invited to join a collaborative research network set up by biopharmaceutical company Pf ...
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PSL expands to Australia to meet demand from Asia
14 Jul 2014
UK-based Powder Systems Ltd (PSL), a pharmaceutical filtration, drying and containment manufacturer, has opened an office in Australia, expanding its operations to Perth on the back of growing demand ...
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CSL establishes global manufacturing centre in Australia
25 May 2014
Australian biotechnology company, CSL Limited has established a new manufacturing facility in Melbourne as part of an A$257 million expansion to boost production of its popular blood plasma therapeuti ...
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Australian scientific investment helps develop artificial muscles with super human strength
9 Apr 2014
Australian scientists are part of an international collaboration that has developed artificial muscles from high-strength polymer fishing line. Produced by twisting and coiling the fishing line and a ...
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