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Japanese tech titan Hitachi joins Western Sydney precinct project

3 Dec 2018

Japanese technology conglomerate Hitachi has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the NSW Government to collaborate on the development of the Western Parkland City and Western Sydney Aerotr ...

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Takeda awards A$100,000 Australian medical research grants

29 Nov 2018

Takeda, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, has awarded individual grants of approximately A$100,000 to four Australian research programs as part of its COCKPI-T open innovation program

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Australia holds world record for longest period of growth among developed economies

28 Nov 2018

Australia's economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 0.9% in seasonally adjusted terms over the June quarter 2018, according to the latest National Accounts figures recently released by the Australian ...

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US medical device maker partners with GenesisCare on cancer research and treatment

23 Nov 2018

Varian and GenesisCare have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a strategic partnership for cancer care research and to increase access to advanced cancer care across Australia.

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UK pharmaceutical links up with Australian biotech to develop needle-free vaccines

22 Nov 2018

Enesi Pharma in the UK and Australian biotechnology firm Sementis have signed a research and development (R&D) collaborative agreement to develop vaccines to treat peanut allergy and mosquito-borne in ...

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Novartis and BioCurate to work together on early-stage drug discovery

21 Nov 2018

Global biopharmaceutical Novartis and Australian biomedical research company BioCurate have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to share research and accelerate discoveries of new drugs.

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Chinese biochemical company signs MoU with Melbourne University

10 Oct 2018

The University of Melbourne has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Beijing First Biochemical Pharmaceutical (First Bio-Pharma) to fund research in Australia.

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US pharma giant teams up with University of Western Australia on cancer therapies

14 Sep 2018

UWA and Merck Sharp & Dohme partner on immunotherapy treatments

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US company invests in biotech startup from James Cook University

3 Sep 2018

Paragen Bio, a biotech startup focused on treating autoimmune diseases, has attracted a A$6 million investment from US-based AbbVie Ventures, Brandon Capital’s Medical Research Commercialisation Fund ...

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R&D incentives attract US oncology drug specialist Moleculin to Australia

10 Aug 2018

Clinical-stage pharmaceutical company Moleculin Biotech has established a wholly owned Australian subsidiary – Moleculin Australia – in Sydney, where it plans to continue its focus on developing oncol ...

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Japanese pharma and Australian biotech to collaborate on blood cancer research

19 Jul 2018

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, has signed a research collaboration agreement with Australian immuno-oncology company HaemaLogiX.

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A look at the Foreign Investment Review Board 2016–17 Annual Report

18 Jun 2018

Australia continues to be an attractive destination for foreign investment, with China and the US the top two sources of approved investment.

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Australia remained in the top ten global destinations for FDI in 2017

15 Jun 2018

Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Australia, which more than doubled in 2016, maintained their high level at US$46 billion in 2017.

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Australia’s inward FDI stock surged to almost A$850 billion in 2017

15 May 2018

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia’s inward foreign direct investment stock reached A$849 billion last year, an increase of seven per cent on the previous year and more than ...

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Australian university and Chinese company sign agreement to trial cancer drug

16 Apr 2018

University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Chinese biotech company Beroni Group have signed a cooperation agreement for the Phase 2 development of an anti-cancer drug developed by UNSW.

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Johnson & Johnson partners with Monash University on medtech commercialisation

14 Mar 2018

Global pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has opened an Innovation Partnering Office at Monash University in Victoria.

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Korean vitamin manufacturer boosts Australia’s pharma job sector

6 Feb 2018

Korean nutritional supplement producer Nutribiotech has chosen Australia as the location for its newest global manufacturing facility, creating 150 new full-time jobs over the next three years.

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Benchmark Report 2018 promotes Australia as a leading global economy

2 Feb 2018

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has launched Australia’s new Benchmark 2018 report.

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