Lab business

Merck awards miniaturised NMR spectroscopy concept

19 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Merck Pty Ltd

The award-winning concept addresses in situ monitoring of chemical composition in microscopic reaction systems on timescales previously inaccessible to nuclear magnetic resonance techniques.


Dow completes separation from DowDuPont

18 April, 2019

Dow has successfully completed its separation from DowDuPont, becoming a more focused and streamlined materials science company in the process.


NanoString and Abcam enter partnership to expand antibody portfolio

15 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Abcam Australia Pty Ltd

NanoString Technologies has announced a commercial agreement with Abcam for the manufacture and sale of antibodies specifically for use with NanoString's GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP).


Thermo Fisher and Genovis collaborate on biotherapeutics

12 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Serving science company Thermo Fisher Scientific has begun a collaborative project with Genovis, a provider of enzyme products for biological drug development, to develop end-to-end workflows for the preparation, characterisation and monitoring of novel and complex biotherapeutics using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS).


Govt funding, 10-year plan to improve gender equity in STEM

05 April, 2019

The Australian Government has announced $3.4m to improve STEM equity in Australia and boost the participation of girls and women in STEM careers.


Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire Brammer Bio for $1.7bn

28 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Brammer Bio, a leader in viral vector manufacturing for gene and cell therapies, for US$1.7 billion in cash.


Leukaemia and lupus research to be fast-tracked by GSK

28 March, 2019 | Supplied by: GlaxoSmithKline

Researchers who have identified potential targets for new medicines for acute myeloid leukaemia and lupus have been named the winners of the 2018 GSK Discovery Fast Track Challenge.


Victoria gets a $496m boost for health and medical research

27 March, 2019

The Australian Government is investing almost half a billion dollars to deliver cancer treatment, hospital infrastructure, mental health services and medical research projects in Victoria.


$12m boost for Australian space sector

22 March, 2019

The Australian Government has announced $6 million towards a Mission Control Centre and $6 million to establish a Space Discovery Centre.


Remarkable medical researchers recognised by NHMRC

15 March, 2019

The National Health and Medical Research Council has once again held its annual Research Excellence Awards, this year honouring 23 outstanding researchers.


Sartorius Stedim Biotech and Novasep collaborate on membrane chromatography

08 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Sartorius Australia Pty Ltd

Sartorius Stedim Biotech and Novasep have entered into a collaboration agreement in the area of chromatography and single-use bioprocessing.


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.


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.


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.


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