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COVID-19 vaccine project at University of Queensland gets a A$17 million boost

25 Mar 2020

A program to fast-track a vaccine for COVID-19 led by Norwegian research alliance, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), has received a A$17 million boost from Australian state a ...

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Locals blow froth on first locally-brewed pints from Scottish craft co, BrewDog

24 Mar 2020

Two years after announcing a A$30 million investment, Scottish craft beer company, BrewDog, has opened a flagship combined brewery–hospitality venue in Brisbane.

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World’s No.1 wind energy producer powers up in South Australia

18 Feb 2020

Spanish energy utility, Iberdola, has partnered with Irish renewables developer, DP Energy, to enlarge South Australia’s major new hybrid wind-solar project — the A$500 million Port Augusta Renewable ...

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Abu Dhabi wealth fund backs A$495 million Perth waste-to-energy plant

14 Feb 2020

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has acquired a 40 per cent stake in Australia’s second, major waste-to-energy (WTE) facility — Western Australia’s East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility (ERRRF).

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AstraZeneca invests A$200 million in Sydney & plants first of 25 million trees

14 Feb 2020

British-Swedish multinational pharma AstraZeneca will expand its drugs-making operations in Australia, with a A$200 million investment in an existing Sydney facility.

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Australian scientists and Japanese tech co. in joint bid to improve autism diagnostics

6 Feb 2020

Major Japanese electronics multinational JVCKENWOOD has launched a clinical trial with La Trobe University in Melbourne and the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth to aid early diagnosis of autism spectr ...

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Chinese fund invests A$45 million into South Australian health and biotech industry

14 Jan 2020

A Chinese fund has invested A$45 million to accelerate the development and commercialisation of translational health and medical research outcomes from South Australia. The investment will enable rese ...

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Australian institute teams up with China Grand Pharma to develop world-first drug

23 Dec 2019

Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics has signed a significant commercial agreement with China Grand Pharma to develop the world’s first small molecule drug to treat diseases caused by human p ...

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Japan’s biggest pharma co., Takeda, teams with Melbourne’s BioCurate to expedite new drug development

29 Nov 2019

Victorian medicines accelerator, BioCurate, is partnering with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited to expedite the development of new therapeutics and drugs.

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Australia’s capital looks for major investment in renewables to meet 100% target

14 Nov 2019

Australia’s capital, Canberra, is set for a large-scale renewable-energy auction to guarantee its 100 per cent renewables target into the mid-2020s.

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Malaysia’s Gamuda buys 50% stake in Australian rail infrastructure firm

7 Nov 2019

Malaysian engineering, property and infrastructure company Gamuda Berhad has acquired a 50% share of Martinus Rail, a New South Wales-based railway infrastructure firm.

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Korea and Australia strengthen research ties in early drug development

1 Nov 2019

Korea’s Yuhan Corporation announced on 1 November that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of Australia’s oldest research institutions, the 104-year-old Walter and Eliza Hall In ...

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Singapore serviced-apartment giant adds glamour to North Sydney skyline

18 Oct 2019

Singapore-based, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), is investing A$202.2 million in a new, 48-storey freehold serviced residence in North Sydney’s CBD. Ascott is one of the world’s largest international lod ...

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Strategic investment in Victorian app developer from top US healthcare co.

18 Oct 2019

Major US healthcare provider HMS is investing US$7.5 million in Australian digital health company, MedAdvisor, in a move that could help tackle the global issue of patient non-adherence to medications ...

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New visa rule means 5-day turnaround time for major investors

30 Aug 2019

Companies with major investments in Australia can quickly bring skilled employers into Australia to fill temporary shortages, after implementation of a change to the Accredited Sponsor Scheme for the ...

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Australian doctors tackle brain aneurysms with artificial intelligence

29 Aug 2019

A new global partnership between Japanese artificial intelligence (AI) specialists, a US scanner manufacturer and Australian clinicians could dramatically improve diagnoses of a common, fatal brain co ...

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Hyatt returns to Adelaide with 295-room luxury hotel

27 Aug 2019

The US-owned Hyatt hotel chain will return to South Australia after a 15-year hiatus, with plans for a major new 295-room property in Pirie Street, in Adelaide’s CBD.

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French drone startup takes flight in Australia

15 Aug 2019

Sunbirds, a Toulouse-based startup has set up an office, assembly workshop and maintenance centre in Brisbane, Queensland. The office provides drone packages and drone-as-a-service solutions to survey ...

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South Korean pharma invests A$2.4 million in Adelaide subsidiary

15 Aug 2019

South Korean pharmaceuticals and chemicals company, Yuhan Co, Ltd (Yuhan), is setting up a permanent clinical presence in South Australia, reports the Korea Herald.

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Servier and BioCurate to collaborate on new drug discoveries

5 Aug 2019

French pharmaceutical company Servier Group, through its Australian subsidiary, and Australia’s BioCurate will share commercial and scientific expertise to accelerate the discovery of new therapeutics ...

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