Lab business

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.

Measuring the impact of the investment in health research workshop

20 August, 2005

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) is convening a two-day workshop in Auckland 10 to 11 November 2005: Measuring the impact of the investment in health research.

Australian scientists awarded once again

15 August, 2005

Amid tough global competition, with 500 scientists from 62 countries, Australia has confirmed its position as one of the world's pre-eminent biomedical destinations by securing almost 20% of the prestigious worldwide medical research awards announced by the US-based Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Training courses

18 July, 2005 | Supplied by:

Ardent Scientific training courses are taught either on site or at off-site venues and consist of PowerPoint presentations, animations of chromatographic processes, workshops and advice for improvements.

Government medical research fund

07 July, 2005

The Commonwealth Government, through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), has announced this year’s successful recipients of grants of a total more than A$100 million for leading medical research and clinical trials being conducted at universities and research centres.

Research partnership boost

01 July, 2005

The Minister of Education, Science and Training, Dr Brendan Nelson has announced that the Australian Government would provide more than A$60.4 million for research in the latest round of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage Projects Scheme.

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.

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