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

29 Nov 2019 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 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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