Lab business

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.


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.


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