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Medical Devices fund to boost R&D in Australia
20 Sep 2012
The New South Wales (NSW) State Government has announced the establishment Australia’s first Medical Devices Fund to support research, commercialisation and investment in the field.
Australian hospital performs world’s first bionic eye implantation
7 Sep 2012
A cross-disciplinary group of Australian researchers successfully performed the world’s first bionic eye implantation at the Royal Victorian Ear and Eye Hospital last month.
Australian scientists on track to deliver direct-to-brain bionic eye implant
21 Jun 2012
Electrical engineers from the Monash Vision Group at Melbourne’s Monash University have developed an implantable microchip that is a key element of a bionic eye.
Australian gene discovery has implications for diabetes
4 Jun 2012
Scientists at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney – one of the largest medical research institutes in Australia – have identified a gene that regulates muscle size.
Australian researchers apply a healing touch
23 Feb 2012
Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in a medical treatment that promises to speed up the wound-healing process.
GSK invests in Australian healthcare innovation
10 Feb 2012
Global pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKlein (GSK), will invest A$60 million to enhance its manufacturing capability and Research & Development activities in Australia.
Australia’s largest biologics site destined for Brisbane
15 Dec 2011
Brisbane will house a major biopharmaceutical manufacturing site with a new collaboration announced between the Queensland Government, The University of Queensland and DSM Biologics.
Australia at the cutting edge of stem cell research
18 Nov 2011
A new stem cell research centre launched in Melbourne last week will allow Australian scientists to pioneer new approaches in the treatment of major health problems.
Australian pharma attracts Swiss investment
3 Nov 2011
Global pharmaceutical companies Lonza Group and Mesoblast Limited have entered into a strategic alliance to produce regenerative off-the-shelf adult stem cell products.
Brain research centre opens in Melbourne
21 Oct 2011
Australia is now home to the world’s fifth largest brain research facility with the opening of a A$225 million centre in Melbourne this month.

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