Lab business

A week of innovation

22 May, 2007

The Australian Innovation Festival is finishing with a bang this week, with events including the AIIA iAwards and the Western Sydney Manufacturing Week 2007.

New appointments to Monash institutes

17 May, 2007

Leading international molecular biologist, Professor Nadia Rosenthal has been appointed head of Victoria’s new Regenerative Medicine Institute in an announcement made by Minister for Innovation, John Brumby.

Unique research collaboration opportunity with Hong Kong

16 May, 2007

A leading Chinese official has highlighted Australia’s opportunity to undertake new R&D collaborations with Hong Kong, in the lead-up to the 2007 Cooperative Research Centres Association Conference.

Sigma-Aldrich announces successful takeover of Molecular Medicine BioServices

10 May, 2007

American company Sigma-Aldrich announced on 8 May that it has acquired Molecular Medicine BioServices (MMB), a biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing organisation located in Carlsbrad, California.

Research or development?

09 May, 2007

According to a report released by the Department of Industry Tourism and Resources which was prepared by Antonio Balaguer, Steven Playford and Ian Tranter of the Innovation Division, R&D expenditure by industry is not a stable and predictable beast.

Conference on the importance of investing in science

08 May, 2007

The importance of investment in science and innovation will be emphasised on 16 May at the Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre, with the annual conference of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Association.

Premier to lead biotech delegation to Boston

26 April, 2007

Victoria’s biotechnology sector will showcase its strengths when Premier Steve Bracks and Innovation Minister John Brumby lead a delegation of more than 150 businesses to BIO 2007 in Boston.

ATSE appoints CEO

26 April, 2007

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) has appointed Dr Trevor Evans as chief executive officer, commencing 1 July 2007.

Inspiration through innovation

24 April, 2007

NSW will have a chance to enter the world of innovation and entrepreneurship as the annual Australian Innovation Festival rolls into its sixth year.

UQ uses nanotechnology in medical testing

18 April, 2007

University of Queensland researchers are using nanotechnology in the medical diagnostic testing of diseases such as cervical cancer.

Public support for science and innovation

04 April, 2007

When Commissioner Mike Woods released the Productivity Commission's research report, he said, "The most important functions of publicly-supported science and innovation are nurturing a highly skilled and creative workforce

Checklist for maximising return on R&D

02 April, 2007

Successful ‘proof of concept’ implementation is the key to maximising return on R&D investment in universities, according to Science Industry Australia (SIA).

Ariadne arrives in Australia and New Zealand

30 March, 2007

Pathway Studio software and Ariadne products will be distributed by GeneWorks in Australia and New Zealand.

Grant awarded for innovative laboratory instrumentation

21 March, 2007

LabTech Systems has been awarded $2.14m under the AusIndustry Commercial Ready Grant program to support the development and commercialisation of its laboratory instrumentation, MicroStreak.

Industry funding for e-learning

13 March, 2007

Businesses and industry groups must apply soon to be eligible for funding to support workforce development and training.

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