Lab business

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: http://www.sussex.ac.uk

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).


Creation of the National Biosecurity Centre

08 October, 2005

The Vice-Chancellor of La Trobe University, Professor Michael Osborne, has welcomed the announcement by the Victorian government that funding has been dedicated to commence establishment of the National Biosecurity Centre in Victoria.


VWR International and BDH Chemicals from Biolab

04 October, 2005

The full range of BDH chemicals and laboratory products including the AnalaR, ARISTAR, Spectrosol and GURR brands are now available again.


DPI attracts international scientist

30 September, 2005

As part of a major scientific collaboration, the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has appointed Canadian scientist, Dr Kim Lowell.


Magnetic resonance network for Queensland

26 September, 2005

The University of Queensland is establishing the Queensland Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Network (QNN), placing UQ at the forefront of international research in structural biology, biodiscovery and animal neuroimaging.


GBC leads way in export success

22 September, 2005

GBC Scientific has recently completed a major shipment of atomic absorption spectrometers to India. The single order was for 58 instruments and a large volume of accessories and consumable items. GBC is an Australian manufacturer, with these instruments (and others) designed, developed and manufactured at the company's international head office in Dandenong, Victoria.


AU$12 million in 'R&D Start' grants

30 August, 2005

A handheld biosensor device that can immediately register food, water and blood contaminants will be developed with the help of a AU$774,000 Australian government grant, as part of a multi-million dollar R&D Start funding round recently announced by Federal Minister for Industry, Tourism & Resources, Ian Macfarlane.


Invitrogen opens Australian cGMP manufacturing facility

25 August, 2005

Invitrogen has opened a AU$3.4 million cGMP bioproduction facility focused on the development of safe and consistent bovine sera products and reagents used in basic research and the production of vaccines and biotherapeutic drugs for world markets.


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