Lab business

Extensive resource built for gene silencing

24 March, 2006

Human gene silencing may become a little easier for scientists worldwide with an international public-private research team led by scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard announcing the construction and availability of an extensive library of molecular reagents.

Entries open in science awards

22 March, 2006

Entries are now open in the 2006 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, Australia's premier science awards. The 2006 Eureka Prizes consist of 20 awards worth over $200,000 and include the largest line-up of prizes for research into environmental and sustainability issues facing Australia.

Geelong scores rare honour in science

15 March, 2006

Victorian city Geelong has received a rare honour in scientific circles with the inclusion of part of the city’s name in the title of a new virus.

Qiagen and Eppendorf form alliance

03 February, 2006

Qiagen and Eppendorf have announced that they have formed a strategic alliance that includes co-development and co-marketing of complementary and optimised products. The alliance is intended to link the brands and product lines and to ensure the highest compatibility of their products targeting the research, applied testing and molecular diagnostics.

Eppendorf South Pacific relocates

30 January, 2006

Eppendorf South Pacific has relocated its facilities to larger offices in North Ryde to support the company's continuing growth. The new address for Eppendorf South Pacific is Unit 4, 112 Talavera Road, North Ryde 2113. Ph: (02) 9889 5000 and fax: (02) 9889 5111 remain unchanged.

Specialist centre for biotech training

24 January, 2006

Education and Training Minister Lynne Kosky visited the Box Hill Institute to launch BioSkills, the Specialist Centre in Biotechnology Training.

SGE - Exporter of the Year

19 January, 2006

Australian owned, technical-based manufacturer for the global analytical science industry, SGE International was named Victorian Exporter of the Year 2005 at the 2005 Governor of Victoria Export Awards.

Australian biotechnologist wins prestigious science award

08 December, 2005

Professor Linda Blackall, research director at the Environmental Biotechnology CRC (EBCRC), has won an international award for significant lifetime achievement in the field of biological wastewater treatment.

Building the future through science and innovation

02 December, 2005

The Australian government is encouraging Australia's research and business communities to work together through 'Backing Australia's Ability (BAA) - Building Our Future through Science and Innovation'.

New professor of chemistry

28 November, 2005

A world leader in the application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, Robert Brownlee, has been appointed Professor of Chemistry at La Trobe University.

Crown Scientific is now 100% Australian owned

16 November, 2005

Cospak bought Crown Scientific effective from 30 June 2005. Cospak is a leading national supplier of glass and plastic containers to the Australian market with modern offices and warehouses in all capital cities.

ICT Research Groups develop a research collaboration

14 November, 2005

Australia's leading ICT research groups have announced the formation of a collaboration to develop advanced information-sharing technology.

Protecting intellectual property in collaborative environments

08 November, 2005 by Dr Puay Tang & Dr Jordi Molas-Gallart, University of Sussex, SPRU | Supplied by:

As products become more complex, firms need to collaborate more with each other and also with their clients to be able to deliver new more capable systems

American MS Society recognises Australian researcher

18 October, 2005

Investigative research into the novel origins of nerve fibre damage in Multiple Sclerosis by Australian, Jacqueline Orian has been rewarded with a US$372,300 grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of America (NMSS).

Beckman Coulter/Princeton BioMeditech agreement

16 October, 2005

In a move that underscores its growing commitment to the market for rapid diagnostic medical test products, Beckman Coulter has entered into a supply relationship with Princeton BioMeditech (PBM). Under the agreement, PBM will supply a wide range of rapid diagnostic tools used at the point of medical care to Beckman Coulter's Primary Care Diagnostics business unit (PCD).

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