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Imagion Biosystems appoints new VP of clinical research

23 February, 2018

Dr Farideh Bischoff will lead the clinical program for MagSense cancer detection technology, to achieve regulatory approval as a diagnostic device for the early detection of malignant tumour cells.

Merck acquires Aus biotech Viralytics

22 February, 2018

Merck has acquired Australian listed cancer research firm Viralytics in a $502 million deal.

Science meets Parliament 2018 the largest yet

15 February, 2018 by Lauren Davis

The 20th annual Science meets Parliament was attended in record-breaking numbers, bringing more than 240 Australian scientists to Canberra for a chance to meet with parliamentarians.

Institute for Biomedical Materials and Devices opens at UTS

09 February, 2018

Professor Dayong Jin will spearhead the institute's efforts to create small, stable, inexpensive devices for disease diagnosis that are as easy to use as smartphones.

Call to better record patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials

08 February, 2018

Researchers have recommended changes to the guidelines used in clinical trials, in an effort to gain information about the impact on the quality of life of participating patients.

Discovery allows the human eye to track a single molecule inside a living cell

06 February, 2018

Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney have developed a new microscopy technology that allows the human eye to track a single molecule and inspect its behaviour inside a living cell.

Funding for 13 medical researchers and projects

02 February, 2018

Thirteen medical researchers and projects tackling critical health issues across northern Australia have received government funding.

Prosperity through innovation: Australia's 2030 Plan released

31 January, 2018 by Lauren Davis

Following an extensive consultation process, Innovation and Science Australia's strategic plan for Australian innovation has finally been made public.

Australian researcher wins prestigious award

31 January, 2018

Veteran immunologist Jacques Miller has been awarded the 2018 Japan Prize.

Johnson & Johnson Innovation to open partnering office at Monash Uni

23 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Monash University

JJIPO@MONASH will be the Victorian headquarters for Johnson & Johnson's scientific, investment and commercialisation arms.

Insights into Australia's clinical trial activity

15 January, 2018

A new report has revealed favourable insights into clinical trials in Australia, where more than $1 billion is invested each year by both government and industry.

Australian Government permits medicinal cannabis exports

12 January, 2018

The Australian Government has announced that it will permit the export of medicinal cannabis products.

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.

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.

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.

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