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French drone startup takes flight in Australia

15 Aug 2019 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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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Neuron Mobility enters Australia

26 Jul 2019 Investor Update

Brisbane City Council selected the startup from nine other global and local competitors.

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

20 Jun 2019 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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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Luxury resort’s A$120m upgrade revitalises storm-damaged Whitsundays tourism

14 May 2019 Investor Update

The Daydream Island resort in the Whitsunday Islands has reopened after a A$120 million rebuild by owners, China Capital Investment Group. The island and its iconic ‘living reef’ resort were badly dam ...

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US biotech company sets up HQ in Australia

17 Apr 2019 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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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2019 Benchmark Report positions Australia as ideal investment destination

8 Apr 2019 Investor Update

Produced by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), the annual report presents economic, financial and demographic data to highlight Australia’s competitive strengths in global trad ...

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

29 Mar 2019 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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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Strong Australian tourism spurs A$330m Olympic site hotel buy-in

18 Mar 2019 Investor Update

Paris-based insurance company, AXA, is purchasing four landmark Australian hotels in a deal worth A$330 million. In the largest hotels acquisition in Australia in 12 months, the French multinational i ...

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Californian startup swells Australia’s $4.6bn cloud revolution

8 Mar 2019 Investor Update

Cloud data-warehousing pioneer, Snowflake, is ramping up its Australian business just one year after opening its first office in Sydney.

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Vestas turns Geelong ex-car factory into wind turbine assembly

7 Mar 2019 Investor Update

Danish wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, is rejuvenating the former Ford factory in Geelong, Victoria. A new 3,000 square metre turbine assembly and testing facility will form part of a Renewable Ene ...

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