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Minister highlights health and medical research success

July 30 2015: Health Minister Sussan Ley has highlighted ten Australian research grants that led to medical discoveries and important changes to health care in this years Ten of the Best Research Projects. Ms Ley said the stories were further evidence of Australias ... | READ MORE

Science masterplan for Australia's growth

27 July 2015: CSIRO has released its masterplan to improve Australia's record in innovation and help the country respond to global changes and digital disruption. In its strategy for 2015 to 2020, Australias Innovation Catalyst, CSIRO outlines how the organisation w... | READ MORE

AusBiotech to nominate PBAC member

23 July 2015: AusBiotech is thought to be one of three industry bodies that will be asked to provide nominations for a member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC). The other groups are thought to be Medicines Australia and the Generic Medicines I... | READ MORE

Biosimilars forum moving closer

21 July 2015: Some companies will take the first steps later this week towards formation of an Australian Biosimilars Forum. An initial meeting of companies involved in the development and manufacture of biosimilars could lead to the official formation of an Austral... | READ MORE

Australia at BIO2015: ‘Message getting through’

16 July 2015: The message is starting to get through internationally that Australia is a good destination for investment, according to Glenn Cross, AusBiotech Chief Operating Officer. Mr Cross was speaking to BiotechDispatch after returning from the recent BIO Int... | READ MORE

Vale Alastair Lucas AO

7 July 2015: A loss for Australian health and medical research with the news Alastair Lucas AO has passed away. Mr Lucas, chairman of investment banking at Goldman Sachs Australia, was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer last year, on the eve of the launch of the ... | READ MORE

Spinifex Pharmaceuticals announces the biggest biotech deal on record

1 July 2015: Australian biotechnology company and AusBiotech member Spinifex Pharmaceuticals has announced the biggest deal on record in biotech and, according to the Australian Financial Review, the "most successful exit in the history of Australia's burgeoning vent... | READ MORE

2015 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation and the 2015 Victoria Fellowships

2 June 2015: The Victoria Prize celebrates leadership, determination and creativity. It also highlights the many ways in which research and development of international significance are conducted in Victoria. ;The Victoria Prize for Science & Innovation is worth $50... | READ MORE

Australian Ambassador opens Nanjing BioPoint research and development laboratory in China

19 May 2015: Burnet Institute has made a major step forward in its vision of a long-term engagement in China with the official launch of the R&D laboratory facility for the Burnet spin-off company, Nanjing BioPoint Diagnostics Technology Co. Ltd. Australian Ambassad... | READ MORE

Adelaide to host premier medical technology conference in 2016

1 May 2015: Adelaide has been announced as host of the 2016 AusMedtech conference, the leading medical technology meeting in Australia, further cementing its reputation as a world class events destination. Science and Information Economy Minister Gail Gago said a gr... | READ MORE

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