Lab business

International research lab coming to Adelaide

06 March, 2019

A new international research laboratory, which aims to turbocharge scientific collaboration between Australia and France, is set to be established in Adelaide.


Don Whitley Scientific founder dies age 89

06 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Don Whitley Scientific Australia

The directors of Don Whitley Scientific are sad to announce that the company's founder and chairman, Dr Don Whitley, has died at age 89 after a short illness.


AusCann appoints global pharma executive as new CEO

01 March, 2019

The board of medicinal cannabis company AusCann has announced the appointment of Ido Kanyon as Chief Executive Officer, commencing 22 May.


Thermo Fisher Scientific to support BioNTech vaccine production

28 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific has signed a multiyear agreement with German immunotherapy company BioNTech, focused on supplying critical raw materials for the manufacturing of precise immunotherapy vaccine candidates.


Get ready for the World Science Festival Brisbane

25 February, 2019

From 20–24 March, the World Science Festival Brisbane will bring some of the world's most eminent scientists into Brisbane's cultural precinct and regional Queensland.


$22m program to fund early-stage disease research

21 February, 2019

The Australian Government is providing more than $22 million for important early-stage research that will lead to new interventions, cures and treatments of major diseases.


Smaller teams produce more innovative research, study finds

14 February, 2019

A new analysis of more than 65 million papers, patents and software projects found that smaller teams produce much more disruptive and innovative research than larger teams.


Meet Australia's oldest PhD graduate

08 February, 2019

For Australia's oldest PhD graduate, Dr David Bottomley, learning is a lifelong journey.


Nominations open for 2019 PM's Prizes for Science

07 February, 2019

The quest to find Australia's top scientists, innovators and science teachers is on again, with nominations now open for this year's Prime Minister's Prizes for Science.


AXT adds LIBS product line from ELEMISSION

31 January, 2019 | Supplied by: AXT Pty Ltd

AXT has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with ELEMISSION, a Canadian-based company that specialises in large-scale micro characterisation using continuous LIBS (laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy) scanning technology.


Cancer researcher nominated for NSW Young Woman of the Year

29 January, 2019

Voting is now open for the NSW Women of the Year Awards, which celebrate the outstanding contribution made by women across NSW to industry, communities and society.


Astrophysicist and Women in STEM Ambassador joins UNSW

21 January, 2019

Australia's first ambassador for Women in STEM, astrophysicist Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, is joining UNSW as Professor of Practice in Science Communication.


$40 million distributed under CRC-P Program

18 January, 2019

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews has announced the results of the sixth Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) selection round.


New DNA data protection laws needed, say researchers

20 December, 2018

New laws are required to control access to medical genetic data by law enforcement agencies, according to researchers at the University of Queensland.


Academy recognises two Australian environmental scientists

20 December, 2018

Australian environmental scientists Dr Tim Doherty and PhD student Nicole Foster have been awarded the Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award.


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