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Mike Hirshorn joins LBT Innovations board

24 January, 2011 by Staff Writers

Biotechnology industry veteran, Mike Hirshorn, appointed as non-executive director of clinical and diagnostic technology company LBT Innovations (ASX:LBT).


Floods shut down University of Queensland

13 January, 2011 by Tim Dean

The University of Queensland campus at St Lucia has been hit by the once in a century flood.


LCT expands NZ trial of Diabecell to gather crucial dose-related data

20 December, 2010 by David Binning

Australian xenotransplantation pioneers Living Cell Technologies announced today that the New Zealand minister of health has approved the expansion of the company’s clinical trial of Diabecell, a porcine-based implant designed to treat Type 1 diabetes.


Market report: Biotechs up for sixth week in a row

17 December, 2010 by David Binning

S&P/ASX 200 Heathcare Index closed just 22 points shy of 9000 today after notching up its sixth consecutive week in the black.


Mayne applies to register Subacap in Europe

17 December, 2010 by Staff Writers

Mayne Pharma Group has applied for a marketing authorisation application (MAA) with the European Union (EU) for the sale and supply of its Subacap drug to treat fungal infections.


Thermo Fisher to acquire Dionex for $2.1 billion

14 December, 2010 by Staff Writers

Thermo Fisher continues its acquisition frenzy by agreeing to buy laboratory equipment manufacturer, Dionex, for US$2.1 billion ($2.11 billion).


Feature: Super resolution microscopy breaks the light barrier

13 December, 2010 by Fiona Wylie

Super resolution microscopy has broken the light (refraction) barrier to allow the study of cells and their components in unprecedented detail.


Australian Academy of Science announces excellence awards

09 December, 2010 by Staff Writers

Four life science researchers are among 23 Australian scientists, young and old, who have received Australian Academy of Science awards for scientific excellence.


Feature: Using 3D electron microscopy to explore cell biology

08 December, 2010 by Tim Dean

Using some innovative techniques in electron microscopy, Rob Parton and his team are gaining an insight into a little understood feature of cells.


Queensland gets new life sciences industry body

07 December, 2010 by Tim Dean

Queensland is set to have a new industry body representing the full breadth of the life sciences and biotechnology industries with the establishment of Life Sciences Queensland (LSQ), which will launch in 2011.


Attention all Biotechs: Deadline for submissions to second Senate Gene Patent Inquiry Feb’ 25, 2011

07 December, 2010 by Staff Writers

AusBiotech and Medicines Australia (MA) are urging all biotech and life sciences companies likely to be affected by proposed amendments to patenting legislation, as it relates to genes and other biological materials, to hurry up and make their submissions to the second senate Inquiry before the deadline of February 25, 2011.


Thermo Fisher to acquire Lomb Scientific

02 December, 2010 by Staff Writers

Thermo Fisher continues to expand into the Australia-New Zealand market through the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Lomb Scientific.


Deakin Uni opens bionanotechnology centre in India

02 December, 2010 by Staff Writers

Deakin University and The Energy and Resources Institute of India (TERI) have partnered to open a new bionanotechnology Research Centre in Delhi.


Opinion: Private member's bill on patenting of biological materials seeks to trick and confuse with semantics

29 November, 2010 by Staff Writers

Ian Rourke, Karin Innes and Danielle Burns from patent attorneys FB Rice & Co argue that the recently introduced private member's bill on biological patents is ill thought-out.


Government to review role played by IP in private sector / PFRO collaborations

29 November, 2010 by Staff Writers

The Advisory Council of Intellectual Property (ACIP) is calling for submissions from Australian companies which have collaborated with publicly-funded research organisations (PFROs) as part of a review as to whether intellectual property (IP) rights such as patents and trademarks are a help or a hindrance.


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