Industry Spotlight

New online learning modules for health professionals about adverse event reporting

20 January 2015: A new educational initiative by NPS MedicineWise and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) aims to increase both the quality and quantity of adverse medicine, vaccine and medical device reports to the TGA. Two 30 minute interactive online lear... | READ MORE

Academia-industry alliance towards autoimmune disease

15 January 2015: Monash University has signed a research collaboration agreement with Janssen-Cilag Pty Ltd. (Janssen), one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson. The collaboration, facilitated by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific, wi... | READ MORE

SeerPharma and UTS partner to deliver postgraduate Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) training

13 January 2015: University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) has partnered with SeerPharma, Asia/Pacifics leading provider of technical compliance and QA knowledge, to develop postgraduate courses in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Offered from 2015 as part of the UTS... | READ MORE

Leading US uropathology laboratory to use Sienna reagent for world-first telomerase stain for bladder cancer

13 January 2015: Sienna Cancer Diagnostics Ltd, a Melbourne-based biotechnology company, focused on developing novel in vitro diagnostics tests for cancer, has announced a commercial agreement with the leading US uropathology laboratory, Bostwick Laboratories Inc. (U... | READ MORE

Phosphagenics appoints Chief Executive Officer

14 January 2015: After an extensive global search, Australian drug delivery company, Phosphagenics Limited (ASX: POH; OTCQX: PPGNY) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Ross Murdoch as CEO. Dr Murdoch has more than 25 years of experience leading and managing... | READ MORE

Ministerial changes

5 January 2015: The Hon Ian Macfarlane was sworn in as Minister for Industry and Science on 23 December 2014, expanding the title from Minister ;for Industry. Karen Andrews ;was ;appointed ;as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science. Sussan ... | READ MORE

Discussion paper released: Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation

21 November 2014: Following the announcement about the Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation (see more information here ) the Review Panel has released a discussion paper and called for submissions. Please note short consultation time. The Review is to ... | READ MORE

2014 Burnet Prize recognises platelet and parasite research

21 November 2014: Platelet scientist Dr Emma Josefsson and malaria researcher Dr Justin Boddey are the joint recipients of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institutes top research award, the 2014 Burnet Prize. The Burnet Prize recognises early career scientists for their ... | READ MORE

Austrade Business Mission to India

14 November 2014: The Hon. Mr Andrew Robb AO MP, Minister for Trade and Investment, will lead the Australia Business Week in India mission to Delhi, Mumbai and other major Indian cities from 12-15 January 2015 and Vibrant Gujarat on 11 January 2015. Now is the time... | READ MORE

CSIRO announces new Chief Executive

9 October 2014: The appointment of Dr Larry Marshall as the new Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) was announced today by the Chairman of the CSIRO Board, Simon McKeon. "Dr Marshall has an impeccable record as... | READ MORE

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