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Oracle beefs up its life sciences push

09 August, 2002 by Pete Young

Database company Oracle Corp is enhancing life sciences-oriented data mining and data analysis features in upcoming versions of its flagship database product.

DNA databases should be mandatory: researchers

08 August, 2002 by Melissa Trudinger

DNA databases should not be in the hands of the police, and they should contain DNA profiles of all members of the population, according to Prof Bob Williamson, director of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

Biophotonics emerges as new force in Australian science

05 August, 2002 by Pete Young

Bolstered by rising interest in the fusion of optics and biology, Australia's biophotonics community is lifting its game.

Iatia teams with Sydney Uni in new imaging facility

02 August, 2002 by Iain Scott

Melbourne high-tech imaging specialist Iatia has established a computer-based imaging facility at the University of Sydney's Key Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis.

Former opal miner Benitec opens for biotech business

02 August, 2002 by Melissa Trudinger

Queensland company Benitec has finally begun trading on the Australian Stock Exchange after completing a backdoor listing through Queensland Opals.

Intelligent Island appoints Centre of Excellence interim CEO

01 August, 2002 by Pete Young

Tasmania's nascent Centre of Excellence for Bioinformatics has ended a national hunt for a chief executive by appointing a bioindustry executive with strong business strategy skills.

Western Sydney feature: when the west becomes the centre

01 August, 2002 by Tanya Hollis

When it comes to growing a biotech industry, it seems every state needs a geographic focal point. Victoria has the Parkville and Monash clusters, South Australia has the Thebarton hub and in Queensland the biotech industry is centred around Brisbane and the Gold Coast. In NSW, the population's inland sprawl has resulted in a spotlight being turned on Western Sydney.

IBM to buy PwC Consulting for $US3.5 billion

31 July, 2002 by Stacy Cowley

IBM has agreed to buy PwC Consulting for $US3.5 billion in cash and stock, the companies announced today.

The life science IT wish list

29 July, 2002 by Pete Young

Researchers performing leading edge bioinformatics work are as likely to use a desktop machine as hold an account at a supercomputer centre. Whatever their hardware, the bio-IT wish list of most members of the research community is headed by the same item: software that is smarter on at least two counts.

Trounson to researchers: lay off therapeutic cloning push for now

25 July, 2002 by Tanya Hollis

Australia's best-known stem cell scientist has asked that researchers hold off lobbying for therapeutic cloning in order to cement the concessions granted by the Prime Minister so far.

Bargain genome databases, but Australian researchers aren't buying

25 July, 2002 by Pete Young

Australian biological researchers aren't responding in hoped-for numbers to offers of access at bargain basement rates to US company Celera Genomics' genome databases.

Searching the gene database? Expect a wait, says expert

23 July, 2002 by Pete Young

Hour-long waits for results from gene and protein database searches that now take a few minutes could become reality within a few years, according to a search engine expert.

Andrews to leave IMB for angel role

23 July, 2002 by Pete Young

One of the commanding figures on Queensland's life science scene, Prof Peter Andrews, is resigning as co-head of the state's flagship biotech research centre, the Institute for Molecular Bioscience.

$50m boost for Australian proteomics research

23 July, 2002 by Pete Young

Australian proteomics research will receive a $50 million boost, thanks to a five-year program now being negotiated by three universities, a private company and the Australian Proteome Analysis Facility (APAF).

Proteomics facility opens at Bio21

18 July, 2002 by Tanya Hollis

Victorian Innovation Minister John Brumby officially opened a $12 million proteomics facility within the Bio21 precinct at Parkville today.

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