Lab business

Peptech name change to Arana Therapeutics

12 November, 2007

Peptech has announced an official name change to Arana Therapeutics. The company’s ASX code will change to AAH this week and its code on the London Stock Exchange has been changed to AAHx.

Guidelines for analysing research economics

09 November, 2007

The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Association has released a guidebook designed to greatly improve scientists’ ability to accurately assess the economical benefit of their research.

Adept Electronic Solutions opens Melbourne office

09 November, 2007

Adept Electronic Solutions is opening an office in Melbourne and is celebrating with a Machine Vision Open Day on 22 November.

Promoting science

06 November, 2007 by Janette Woodhouse, Editor

You can't just wake up one morning and decide to go for that job as a scientist. You need some qualifications

Leading scientist throws in the labcoat

25 October, 2007

The Australian National University will be using the 12th Frank and Bobbie Fenner Conference to honour the retirement of Emeritus Prof Frank Fenner, the Australian scientist who oversaw the eradication of smallpox.

Australian elected as president for international organisation

11 October, 2007

An Australian has been elected president of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), as it becomes increasingly involved in major global issues such as climate change, security and social responsibility.

Compound library product guide

05 October, 2007 | Supplied by:

The Screen-Well collection of compound libraries from BIOMOL International are focused collections of compounds suitable for receptor de-orphaning, assay development and chemical genomics.

Funding boost for international research partnerships

28 September, 2007

The Australian government has announced it will provide $3.5 million for projects to commence in 2008 under the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage International scheme.

National research facility launched

27 September, 2007

A $41 million national research facility for cutting-edge microscopy and microanalysis was launched by the Federal Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, at the University of Sydney today.

Lecturing on ethics leads to misconduct

26 September, 2007

Teaching the responsible way to conduct research might not always guarantee positive results on students and young researchers, according to an American study presented at the first World Conference on Research Integrity in Lisbon this month.

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.

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