Lab business

Gene research facility opens at ANU

30 June, 2005

A $20 million national facility which will help the nation to remain at the cutting edge of gene research has been officially opened at The Australian National University.


Research centres established

29 June, 2005

Bionic ears that connect directly to hearing nerves and provide near-normal hearing capability may soon become reality. Along with other research areas like renewable energy and sustainable industries, the advances to be achieved by the recently established Australian Centre of Electromaterials Science are expected to be particularly valuable to the manufacturing industry.


Government announces Fellowships for 2005

16 June, 2005

The Minister of Education, Science and Training, Dr Brendan Nelson has announced a total of 24 Federation Fellowships in Canberra early in June. The Australian Government, through the Australian Research Council, will provide A$40 million for new Fellows over the next five years.


Victoria endorses NATA accreditation

09 June, 2005

The Victorian Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) affirming its support for laboratory accreditation as a key element of good business practice.


On the nose warnings

06 June, 2005

BOC Scientific has available a package called AirSurance. The product range includes Detectagas and Stench Gas mixtures which together monitor and alert workers to unsafe gas levels.


Exporting to the US

03 June, 2005

New Zealand's Parkside Laboratories has been appointed authorised sales agent by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for Australia and New Zealand in a development that will make it easier for companies to access the US market.


Cardiovascular collaboration

10 May, 2005

Cryptome Pharmaceuticals has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Biosciences (IMB) to collaborate on the identification of potential therapeutics for cardiovascular disease.


Collaboration fund up and running

10 May, 2005

Scientific research in Australia has received a major boost with the launch of a fund designed to foster collaborative research between universities, CSIRO and other publicly funded research agencies (PFRA's).


Heraeus Noblelight acquires Spectral

25 April, 2005

Heraeus Noblelight has acquired the Spectral Technologies division of US company IST Corporation. IST Spectral Technologies is a manufacturer of light sources for analytical instrumentation. The product range mainly consists of deuterium and hollow cathode lamps. The products of IST Spectral Technologies are not only used in science and industry, but also, for example, in space research.


Clause lifting aids stem cell research

08 April, 2005

The opportunities for research have been widened with the recent lifting of a ban on using recently created embryos.


The human side of science: what is the archetypal researcher personality?

08 March, 2005 by Tamara R Zemlo, PhD, MPH & Robin Rothrock, PhD

Are there some personalities that are better suited than others to a scientific career? To provide insight into this issue, The Science Advisory Board created the first-ever psychological profile of life science researchers


Change to research units

04 March, 2005

The CSIRO Board recently endorsed the creation of new business units to strengthen the organisation's health and biotechnology research activities, as well as other areas including food processing.


Planning for technology change

08 January, 2005 | Supplied by: LabWare Australia Pty Ltd

How effective LIMS software design can leverage evolving technologies to reduce risk and improve ROI. As the commercial LIMS marketplace evolves and matures, it continually faces the challenge of technology change


Does your lab have it all?

08 December, 2004 | Supplied by: Science Industry Australia

What's New Magazines and Science Industry Australia Inc (SIA) invite entries to the Laboratory of the Year competition. All new or renovated laboratories completed and occupied between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2004 are eligible to enter


Growing the Australian science industry

08 November, 2004 | Supplied by: Science Industry Australia

The Science Industry Action Agenda is a joint initiative of Science Industry Australia Inc. (SIA) and the Commonwealth government, aimed at maximising the future growth and development of the science industry in Australia


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