Industry Spotlight

WA Labor commits to Medical Research Future Fund

23 February 2017 via Biotech Dispatch: WA Labor has committed to invest interest generated from the states $1 billion Future Fund in medical research. The commitment comes just weeks before the 11 March state election at which the ruling Liberal government led by Co... | READ MORE

Orthocell reports initial results from CelGro trial

23 February 2017 via Biotech Dispatch: Regenerative medicine company Orthocell (ASX:OCC) has announced positive initial safety and tolerability results for its CelGro collagen-based medical device, in a clinical study examining its use to augment the repair of nerve ... | READ MORE

Australia and NZ sign innovation treaty

21 February 2017 via Biotech Dispatch: Australia and New Zealand have signed a new treaty focussed on science and innovation. Industry, innovation and science minister Senator Arthur Sinodinos and his New Zealand counterpart, Simon Bridges, signed the treaty-level S... | READ MORE

Immuron completes trial recruitment

21 February 2017 via Biotech Dispatch: Immuron (ASX IMC) has announced its IMM-124E Phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of NASH (Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis) has successfully reached its full recruitment milestone of 120 randomised patients. Immuron is focuse... | READ MORE

Support for innovation - real or rhetoric?

16 February 2017 via Biotech Dispatch: The Turnbull governments approach to innovation will be tested in the months ahead. Is it real or just rhetoric? Malcolm Turnbull replaced Tony Abbott as prime minister in 2015 and actively promoted innovation as fundamental to... | READ MORE

Government announces appointment of cannabis advisory council

16 February 2017 via Biotech Dispatch: Health minister Greg Hunt has announced the appointment of members to the Australian Advisory Council on the Medicinal Use of Cannabis - which will provide expert advice to government. Government is working towards enabling the... | READ MORE

CSL therapy shows potential diabetic kidney disease

14 February 2017 via Biotech Dispatch: An international team of scientists working in collaboration with CSL has successfully prevented the progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD) in laboratory studies of type 2 diabetes. The findings, which have been published... | READ MORE

Cook Medical Australia invests in new Australian commercialisation centre

14 February 2017 via Biotech Dispatch: Medical device manufacturer Cook Medical Australia has officially opened a new commercialisation and development centre in Brisbane. Cook Medical Australia is committing $4 million to establishing the Asia Pacific Commercialisa... | READ MORE

Bionomics receives first milestone payment

9 February 2017 via Biotech Dispatch: Good news for Adelaide-based biotechnology company Bionomics with completion of the first milestone in its ongoing collaboration with MSD. The collaboration, which was announced in June 2014, covers the development of novel cand... | READ MORE

AusBiotech backs TGA bill to cut red tape

9 February 2017 via Biotech Dispatch: AusBiotech backs regulatory reform and the reduction in the burden of red tape, expressing support for The Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017, which is currently before the federal parliament. The Bill w... | READ MORE

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