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Nobel Laureate to join UNSW

20 December, 2017

UNSW Sydney has announced the part-time appointment of its first Nobel Laureate, Sir Fraser Stoddart, to the School of Chemistry.

Merck signs global distribution agreement with Avanti Polar Lipids

15 December, 2017 | Supplied by: Merck Pty Ltd

Merck has entered into an agreement with Avanti Polar Lipids to be the exclusive multinational distributor of the latter's research lipids portfolio outside of the United States.

Geneticist and angel investor Jay Hetzel appointed as UniQuest chairman

15 December, 2017

Scientist and angel investor Dr Jay Hetzel has been appointed chairman of UniQuest, The University of Queensland's commercialisation company.

In vitro diagnostics market to reach US$69 billion in 2024: GlobalData

13 December, 2017

The overall market value of in vitro diagnostics stands at US$52 billion this year and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.2% to US$69 billion in 2024, according to GlobalData.

The eyes have it: Elizabeth Rakoczy wins Florey Medal for wet AMD gene therapy

08 December, 2017

Professor Elizabeth Rakoczy has been awarded the 2017 CSL Florey Medal for the creation of a new gene therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) — the most common cause of blindness in the developed world.

NHMRC announces $640m in funding, plus a boost to female researchers

07 December, 2017

The National Health and Medical Research Council appears to be getting into the Christmas spirit early, announcing $640m to support Australia's health and medical researchers as well as an initiative to reduce the difference in funded rates between male and female lead investigators.

GSK and Novartis taken to court over 'misleading' pain relief products

07 December, 2017

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against GlaxoSmithKline Healthcare Australia and Novartis Consumer Health Australasia, alleging they made false or misleading representations in the marketing of Voltaren Osteo Gel and Emulgel pain relief products.

More than half of post-surgery antibiotic prescriptions are inappropriate

04 December, 2017

More than half (60%) of antibiotics given to patients after surgery to prevent infections are prescribed inappropriately, usually because they are not required at all — a situation that may be contributing to the rise of antibiotic resistance.

Marine scientist Emma Johnston elected president of STA

30 November, 2017

Marine scientist and broadcaster Professor Emma Johnston has been elected president of Science & Technology Australia (STA).

Australian innovation celebrated in 2017 CSIRO Awards

29 November, 2017

The 2017 CSIRO Awards showcased the achievements of the national science agency's people and partners and the difference their research makes to industry, society and the planet.

MEP Instruments rebrands as Metrohm Australia, Metrohm New Zealand

27 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Metrohm Australia Pty Ltd

MEP Instruments will change its name to Metrohm Australia and Metrohm New Zealand, effective 1 January 2018.

ANSTO awards Australia's standout nuclear scientists

24 November, 2017 | Supplied by: ANSTO

The ANSTO Awards in Nuclear Science and Technology 2017 have been announced, celebrating a number of researchers for their work advancing nuclear science in Australia.

Izon Science appoints PsS as Australian distributor

20 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Particle & Surface Sciences Pty Ltd

Particle & Surface Sciences (PsS) has been appointed distributor for Izon Science products across Australia.

Winners of the 2017 Metcalf Prizes announced

20 November, 2017

Stem cell researchers Mark Dawn and Jessica Mar have both received $50,000 Metcalf Prizes from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia.

Academy awards recognise bright stars of Australian science

17 November, 2017

Scientists working on the threat posed by the melting ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica, solving the mysteries of the universe and interpreting how disruptions of brain connectivity can lead to mental illness are some of the winners of the 2018 honorific awards from the Australian Academy of Science.

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