Industry Spotlight

Valve replaced while heart still beating in pioneering procedure

18 February 2015: Using a pioneering procedure, a Sydney surgery team have replaced the valves on two hearts while they were still beating. Traditionally, patients have their hearts stopped and a bypass is used while the valves are repaired. In this ground-breaking ... | READ MORE

Professor Anne Kelso named new CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council

11 February 2015: Distinguished medical researcher, Professor Anne Kelso AO, has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, said Professor Kelso would take up her n... | READ MORE

Invitation to participate in the 12th annual global survey of biopharmaceutical manufacturing

17 February 2015: The 12th Annual Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Report and Survey is the bio-industry's most in-depth, global study. Company participation in the survey is important as BioPlan Associates Inc. benchmarks global and regional trends affecting our ind... | READ MORE

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

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