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Monday, 24 July 2017

Australia News

  • AstraZeneca to expand production at its Australian facility

    Australia |  News | 0 Comment | 18 Jul, 2017

    If reports are to be believed, global pharma giant Astrazeneca is planning to spend nearly $100 million to expand its Sydney facility. The move, the company says, will add 60 jobs and boost...Read more

  • Australia’s Cochlear plans expansion in China

    Australia |  News | 0 Comment | 14 Jul, 2017

    Bionic ear implant maker Cochlear is expanding its global manufacturing capacity with a new $50 million facility in China. Cochlear will build the plant in the western Chinese city of Chen...Read more

  • Researchers in Melbourne provide new biotechnology tool

    Australia |  News | 0 Comment | 04 Jul, 2017

    Researchers at the University of Melbourne have demonstrated a way to detect nuclear spins in molecules non-invasively, providing a new tool for biotechnology and materials science. Import...Read more

  • Starpharma sells crop chemical business to Agrium for $26m

    Australia |  News | 0 Comment | 14 Jun, 2017

    Australia based biotech firm Starpharma Holdings has recently sold its agro-chemicals unit to Agrium which deals with farm products. The transaction is valued at $26.4 million. Starpharma ...Read more

  • New leukemia treatment outperforms standard chemotherapies

    Australia |  News | 0 Comment | 12 Jun, 2017

    Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) are working on a new treatment for an aggressive type of leukemia that outperforms standard chemotherapies. Dr Nadine Hein, Lead res...Read more

  • Ace swimmer Micheal Phelps joins Australia's Medibio board

    Australia |  News | 0 Comment | 09 Jun, 2017

    Singapore: Ace American Swimmer and one of the most celebrated athlete in Olympic history, Mr Micheal Phelps has joined the Medibio board. Medibio is an Australian-listed medical technology...Read more

  • QIC Consortium to buy Australian Icon Group for A$1 Billion

    Australia |  News | 0 Comment | 23 May, 2017

    A consortium comprising QIC Ltd., Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s private equity arm and China’s Pagoda Investment agreed to buy Australian healthcare company Icon Cancer Care Group....Read more

  • Funds for new stroke research

    Australia |  News | 0 Comment | 12 May, 2017

    Stroke Foundation will provide more than $205,000 to eight Australian researchers, underpinning new research projects and supporting future leaders in stroke. The Stroke Foundation is dedic...Read more

  • New imaging technique for removing tumors

    Australia |  News | 0 Comment | 12 May, 2017

    Researchers at BRITElab at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and the University of Western Australia have developed an imaging technique that assists surgeons to effectively remov...Read more

  • Ex-Telstra executive Ballantyne takes charge of Healthscope

    Australia |  News | 0 Comment | 27 Apr, 2017

    Gordon Ballantyne, previously at Telstra, is joining the top ranks of Australia’s healthcare sector following the latest chief executive exit from the volatile industry. Mr Ballantyn...Read more

  • Australia slashes prescription drug prices

    Australia |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau | 0 Comment | 31 Mar, 2017

    Singapore: Bringing in much needed relief for millions of consumers, the Australian government announced that is reducing the price of 1,100 medicine brands listed on the Pharmaceutical Ben...Read more

  • Pfizer announces closure of its Australian facility

    Australia |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau | 0 Comment | 16 Feb, 2017

    Singapore: Global pharma giant Pfizer recently announced its plans to close an Australian manufacturing plant by 2021 that produces, an intermediate of a biosimilar to Amgen's Neulasta (peg...Read more

  • Bionomics progresses to develop novel drug for CNS

    Australia |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau | 0 Comment | 10 Feb, 2017

    Singapore: Bionomics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics for the treatment of diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) and c...Read more

  • Australian research receives A$125 mn funding boost

    Australia |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau | 0 Comment | 09 Feb, 2017

    Singapore: In a bid to further boost research and development, Australian government has announced afresh series of funding for the country's research activities. The National Health and Me...Read more

  • Medicines Australia, MTP Connect ink MoU to boost innovation

    Australia |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau | 0 Comment | 31 Jan, 2017

    Singapore: In a bid to boost the country's pharmaceutical sector and encourage new drug invention, The Medical Technologies, Biotechnologies and Pharmaceuticals Industry Growth Centre - and...Read more

  • Google launches health cards in Australia

    Australia |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau | 0 Comment | 02 Feb, 2017

    Singapore: Making a foray into healthcare, Google has recently launched health condition cards in Australia, that is touted to accurately answer the common health conditions queries. They w...Read more

  • Mainstay Medical seeks Australian approval to sell ReActiv8

    Australia |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau | 0 Comment | 18 Jan, 2017

    Singapore: As per reports, global medical device firm Mainstay Medical has sought approval to market i its implantable device for chronic low back pain in Australia. The Dublin company is s...Read more

  • Australia approves drug that can 'melt away' cancer cells

    Australia |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau | 0 Comment | 10 Jan, 2017

    Singapore: Australian authorities have just approved a new drugvenetoclax that is touted to have the power to "melt away" certain advanced forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). Leuk...Read more

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