Lab business

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.


Protecting intellectual property through the innovation patent system

11 September, 2006

Scientists and researchers often have great ideas. Some ideas are profound, long-term revelations which lead to new scientific theories, methodologies or technologies, while others are more ephemeral


MoU focuses on education

04 September, 2006

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and Engineers Australia plan to work more closely together to advance the development of better public policy in relation to engineering and technology issues.


500 Australian Standards to be cut

28 August, 2006

To maintain relevant Australian Standards, Standards Australia has embarked on a project to reassess about 2000 standards sectors that are more than 10 years old.


Biotech leader wins CSIRO Eureka Prize

28 August, 2006

Professor John Mattick has won the 2006 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science.


Embrex and Shenzhen Neptunus announce joint project

21 August, 2006

Embrex has delivered an Egg Remover system and an Inovoject system to Shenzhen Neptunus Interlong Bio-technique (SNI). These have been installed in SNI's human influenza vaccine manufacturing facility at High-Tech Industrial Park Guangming, Shenzhen.


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