Lab business

NSW scientists shine at Academy Awards

21 January, 2008

Four scientists from New South Wales have won awards for scientific excellence in career research from peak science body the Australian Academy of Science.

Lomb opens service centre in Melbourne

18 January, 2008

Lomb Scientific is set to open an office and warehouse facility in the Melbourne suburb of Kensington.

Bonnett becomes Microanalytix

17 January, 2008

Bonnet Equipment, supplier of a range of high quality laboratory products and consumables to laboratories in Australia and New Zealand, has recently instituted a name change to Microanalytix.

Invitrogen acquires CellzDirect

16 January, 2008

Invitrogen, a provider of life science technologies for research, production and diagnostics, has announced a definitive agreement to purchase privately held American company CellzDirect for around $57 million.

Millipore joins Rohm & Haas to create chromatography solutions

12 December, 2007

Millipore Corp has announced a joint development agreement with Rohm & Haas Company to create high-performance chromatography products for use in the production of biologic drugs.

$50 million funding for UQ biosciences

22 November, 2007

The University of Queensland has received a $50 million funding agreement from the Queensland Government for the university’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB).

Readers respond to "Promoting science"

15 November, 2007

Our article on the state of science education in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in Australia struck a chord with readers. We've assembled a few responses for your perusal:

Peptech name change to Arana Therapeutics

12 November, 2007

Peptech has announced an official name change to Arana Therapeutics. The company’s ASX code will change to AAH this week and its code on the London Stock Exchange has been changed to AAHx.

Adept Electronic Solutions opens Melbourne office

09 November, 2007

Adept Electronic Solutions is opening an office in Melbourne and is celebrating with a Machine Vision Open Day on 22 November.

Guidelines for analysing research economics

09 November, 2007

The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Association has released a guidebook designed to greatly improve scientists’ ability to accurately assess the economical benefit of their research.

Promoting science

06 November, 2007 by Janette Woodhouse, Editor

You can't just wake up one morning and decide to go for that job as a scientist. You need some qualifications

Leading scientist throws in the labcoat

25 October, 2007

The Australian National University will be using the 12th Frank and Bobbie Fenner Conference to honour the retirement of Emeritus Prof Frank Fenner, the Australian scientist who oversaw the eradication of smallpox.

Australian elected as president for international organisation

11 October, 2007

An Australian has been elected president of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), as it becomes increasingly involved in major global issues such as climate change, security and social responsibility.

Compound library product guide

05 October, 2007 | Supplied by:

The Screen-Well collection of compound libraries from BIOMOL International are focused collections of compounds suitable for receptor de-orphaning, assay development and chemical genomics.

Funding boost for international research partnerships

28 September, 2007

The Australian government has announced it will provide $3.5 million for projects to commence in 2008 under the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage International scheme.

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