Lab business

Leading cancer researcher is new bioscience boss

15 January, 2007

Professor Brandon Wainwright, cancer and cystic fibrosis researcher, is the new director of an Australian bioscience flagship, the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) at the University of Queensland (UQ).


Australian companies offered fast track opportunity

15 December, 2006

The Company Chemists Association has offered Australian companies the opportunity to attend New Frontiers 2007, business seminar and business speed dating event, which seeks to help international companies that are keen to expand into the United Kingdom pharmacy market to fast track their business and understanding of the market.


Innovic’s Next Big Thing Award 2007

06 December, 2006

Entries are now being accepted for Innovic’s Next Big Thing Award 2007.


New Award expands global connections for Australian Science

22 November, 2006

An award was announced at the AusBiotech 2006 Conference in Sydney, giving Australian scientists at the forefront of Australian medical research an opportunity to build their networks within the global arena and follow in the footsteps of Australian of the Year, Ian Frazer, taking his Australian research into the HPV vaccine to the global market.


Pathology Update 2007

13 November, 2006

When: 2-4 March 2007
Where: Sydney Convention Exhibition Centre
Registration: www.rcpa.edu.au/pathologyupdate


New chemical classification system for Australia

03 November, 2006

Information on a new global system for the classification and labelling of chemicals was released by the Australian Compensation and Safety Council (ASCC) this week.


Wine industry seeks $225 million R&D investment

02 November, 2006

Australia’s wine industry is seeking to boost investment in research and development to $225 million per annum to maintain the edge that new technologies and innovation has given the industry over its global competitors.


Giving laboratory managers a voice

01 November, 2006

At the opening of the 2006 Laboratory Managers Conference at the Carlton Crest Hotel, Melbourne, the SIA’s executive director, Duncan Jones MAICD, announced the formation of the Australasian Laboratory Manager’s Association (ALMA).


$70m research institute opens at UQ

27 October, 2006

The latest addition to a cluster of research institutes at The University of Queensland, the $70m Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), has opened at the university's St Lucia campus.


ARC major funding outcomes to commence in 2007

27 October, 2006

ARC has announced the outcomes of the Australian Research Council’s National Competitive Grants Program for 2007.


Science opportunity for year 9 students

19 October, 2006

The Siemens Science Experience is a three-day hands-on science, engineering and technology program that will be conducted in Australian universities in 2006/2007 for students who will be entering year 10 in 2007.


Call for submissions

11 October, 2006

The Small Scale Technology Cluster (STC) has available small cash grants and discounted access to MiniFAB’s facilities through its Small Scale Technology Access Program. Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the STC Scientific Review Panel.


Patent mapping and technology licensing

09 October, 2006 by David Lambourne, Freehills Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

Australia is a net importer of intellectual property rights. A question that all people who invest in intellectual property should ask is "Are you paying too much?" The answer to this question in many cases is "Yes!"


Qld company raises millions for drug research

29 September, 2006

A Queensland biotechnology company has raised AU$11.9 m to fund the development of new types of therapeutic drugs.


Research excellence showcased

22 September, 2006

Eight up-and-coming University of Queensland researchers have received awards at the 2006 UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards held at Brisbane Customs House.


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