Lab business

BTF acquired by bioMerieux

14 September, 2007

Australian company BTF Decisive Microbiology has been acquired by bioMerieux. French clinical diagnostics company bioMérieux is present in more than 150 countries through 35 subsidiaries and has a large network of distributors.

$91 million boost for medical research

13 September, 2007

Sydney University is contributing $30 million towards the construction of a new education and research centre at the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNS).

Australian science companies combine forces

16 August, 2007

The Australian science industry has had a major upheaval, with four scientific organisations joining forces to become the Lomb Group.

A call for biotech innovations

07 August, 2007

A leading international research-based pharmaceutical company is calling for Australian scientists to help solve a scientific research dilemma, at the annual AusBiotech conference in Brisbane, October 21–25.

Call for applications for the VISTECH Fund

02 August, 2007

The latest funding round of the Victoria Israel Science and Technology R&D Fund (VISTECH) has just opened, with the deadline for all applications on Monday 10 September 2007.

Australian neuroscientist wins UK accolade

25 July, 2007

The 2008 Rank Prize for Optoelectronics has been won by Prof Mandyam Srinivasan, head of Visual Neuroscience at the Queensland Brain Institute.

Entries closing

16 July, 2007

Nominations for the 2008 ATSE Clunies Ross Awards, Australia’s awards for scientists, technologists and innovators, close on 31 July 2007.

Monash welcomes EMBL coup

11 July, 2007

Following a decision by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Council, Australia is set to be granted Associate Membership of EMBL.

Centre for mine automation to be established

09 July, 2007

Rio Tinto has announced major funding for one of the world's largest civilian robotics research centres, a centre for mining automation, which will be based at The University of Sydney.

Yeast conference focuses on people

04 July, 2007

What is so awesome about yeast? Next week, almost 500 of the world’s top yeast researchers will gather in Melbourne to discuss that topic at the 23rd International Conference on Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Australian Alzheimer’s study

20 June, 2007

A major Australian study to better understand Alzheimer's disease has started.

Global scientific community dropping in on QUT

14 June, 2007

Scientists from NASA, Europe and Australia are expected to visit the Queensland University of Technology's Carseldine campus later this year, at the completion of the southern hemisphere's only microgravity tower.

Australian scientists redefining the kilogram

14 June, 2007

Australian scientists will tomorrow take delivery of the silicon they will use to redefine the kilogram.

Boosting Australia's manufacturing reputation

12 June, 2007

Science Industry Australia (SIA) has announced the formation of the Technology Export Manufacturing Group (TEMG) in NSW to try and boost the state and nation’s reputation as an exporter of manufactured goods and services.

Agilent acquires Stratagene

08 June, 2007

Agilent Technologies has announced the acquisition of the company Stratagene, effective as of today.

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