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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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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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US biotech firm signs new research agreement with UTS

29 Jul 2019

California-based PharmaCyte Biotech and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have signed a research agreement to develop a new version of Melligen cells that can potentially express higher levels ...

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Korean genome co invests A$4m to take Queensland microbiome project global

20 Jun 2019

Seoul-based genome specialist, Macrogen, has agreed a A$4.1 million investment in the Queensland microbiome testing and bioinformatics company, Microba.

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How Australia’s top-five digital health innovation sectors attract global investment

19 Jun 2019

Austrade has launched a digital health website showcasing Australia as an ideal location for developing, testing and launching the next generation of digital medical technologies.

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US biotech injects 3D printing expertise into Victorian artificial kidney project

13 Jun 2019

San Diego-based biotechnology company, Organovo Holdings (Organovo), has announced a tie up with a Melbourne research institute to help develop regenerative medicine in Australia.

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Precision health strategy gets boost from Chinese gene sequencer

12 Jun 2019

Chinese genome sequencing company, BGI Genomics (BGI), and Australian health-data expert, Pryzm Health (Pryzm) have announced a collaboration designed to bring genome-related precision health services ...

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US biotech company sets up HQ in Australia

17 Apr 2019

Praxis Precision Medicines has chosen Australia to be its Asia-Pacific headquarters and research and development (R&D) centre.

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Making healthy, innovative food and beverages for the world

16 Apr 2019

There are few countries better placed than Australia to meet the growing global demand for foods that enhance health and wellness.

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Japan–Australia tech partnership to fire new ideas for health and aged care

9 Apr 2019

Aged care in Australia is set for a digital boost after a Japan–Australia IT group signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Australian universities to solve social challenges common to both cou ...

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Boeing to launch Australia’s first locally built combat aircraft since 1942

29 Mar 2019

The Boeing Company is set to design and build a large, military unmanned air vehicle (UAV) in Australia, with the first flight set for 2020. The Australian government will invest A$40 million in the p ...

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Monash medical tie-up to stem post-natal fatalities

28 Mar 2019

Belgium-based Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. is sponsoring a research program at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) that may dramatically reduce the incidence of post-natal fatalities ...

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Artificial intelligence expert selects Sydney for Asia-Pacific launch pad

27 Mar 2019

New York-based artificial intelligence (AI) specialist, Dataiku, is expanding in the Asia-Pacific region with a major new office in Sydney. The company will be hiring dozens of local employees, from c ...

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Disused South Australia zinc mine to pilot clean-energy storage for grids

1 Mar 2019

Toronto-based Hydrostor Inc., a leader in advanced compressed-air energy storage (A-CAES), has announced a A$30 million technology demonstration project at the former Angas Zinc mine in Strathalbyn, A ...

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Clinical trials success showcases Korea–Australia pharma collaboration

27 Feb 2019

Korean biopharma company, PharmAbcine, is commencing full-scale clinical trials of a brain cancer treatment in the United States, following pioneering early phase trials in Australia.

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Korean collaboration brings gene-splicing genius to Melbourne cancer project

13 Feb 2019

Australia’s world-class Medtech research has received an overseas boost, with Korean gene-editing specialist, ToolGen, signing a collaborative partnership with Melbourne-based biotech company, Carther ...

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Trailblazing ride-sharing app builds physical presence in Sydney

12 Feb 2019

New York-based ride-sharing innovator, Via Transportation, is opening its first Australian office in Sydney. The company is building a local workforce to grow its footprint in Australia.

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Australia beats US as Chinese CEOs’ investment top spot

8 Feb 2019

A global survey of chief executive officers (CEOs) shows Australia overtaking the United States, Japan and Germany as an investment destination among CEOs based in China.

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Australian duty free business acquired by Korea’s Lotte

25 Jan 2019

South Korean retail travel giant Lotte Duty Free has acquired JR/Duty Free in Australia and New Zealand for an undisclosed sum.

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US investor acquires stake in luxury Australian lodge brand

23 Jan 2019

An affiliate of US-based private equity firm KSL Capital Partners has invested in Australian luxury hotel brand Baillie Lodges.

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