Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne has commissioned the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) to undertake a review of Australia's research training system to ensure that it meets our research needs in the 21st century.
The Science Next Collaborative was launched by Sigma-Aldrich this week in response to the challenges faced by many scientists, particularly early- to mid-career researchers, when bridging the gap from basic and promising research discovery to translational research and its commercialisation.
Fluke Biomedical has launched Advantage Training, an online centre aimed at providing accessible training to the biomedical engineering community. The training centre features a curriculum that covers the full spectrum of medical device preventive maintenance and quality assurance for biomedical and diagnostic imaging equipment.
The Professional Standards Councils (PSC) will fund a year-long study to identify the skills and qualities required to successfully put research to use via commercialisation.
The University of Western Australia has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) that will see up to 50 Chinese PhD students visit Western Australia.
AsureQuality, a contract manufacturer of in vitro diagnostics, has announced it has achieved ISO 13485:2012 certification for the contract manufacture of in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs).
Oil and gas companies Chevron and Woodside, alongside The University of Western Australia (UWA), are launching an international search for an expert who can breathe new life into the discipline of palynology in Western Australia.
Global diagnostics company EKF Diagnostics has announced that its Quo-Lab HbA1c point-of-care analyser has successfully achieved International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) certification.
WR Grace & Co has announced that the Australian Patent Office has granted a patent related to the company's Reveleris flash chromatography system. The patent concerns the use of evaporative light scattering detection (ELSD) with flash chromatography, which is a key component of the Reveleris flash chromatography system.
RV3/EV is an innovative trainer in the field of robotics with artificial vision systems, designed and manufactured by Elettronica Veneta.
The Automated Fuel Cells system by Elettronica Veneta is a suitable teaching model to demonstrate the application of low-power fuel cells in the production of electric power for general use and of thermal energy for convector heating of rooms.
The Automated Wind Power Generator by Elettronica Veneta represents the typical configuration of a wind-power generator used to directly convert wind kinetic energy into mechanical energy.
The Automated Mini Hydroelectric Power Plant by Elettronica Veneta is a teaching model of a Pelton turbine used for the production of electric energy in mini plants driven by small streams. The equipment shows all the aspects of a hydroelectric plant.
Life Technologies has announced the issuance of a patent covering nucleic acids encoding transcription activator-like effector nuclease fusion proteins (TALENS) and the formal launch of an associated sublicensing program.
The widespread use of media among university students - from texting to chatting on mobile phones to posting status updates on Facebook - may be taking an academic toll, say researchers with The Miriam Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine.