Australian quantum computer chip manufacturing a step closer

By Peter Roberts An announcement by technology group Silex Systems (ASX: SLX) that it will make silicon suitable for fabricating quantum computing chips shows the way forward for Australian involvement in this emerging manufacturing sector. Silex has entered into a R&D project with Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC), a spin off from the University of NSW,…

AVA Group sells fibre optic security systems

Security and risk management group AVA Risk Group (ASX:AVA) has won additional orders for Future Fibre Technologies’ (FFT) perimeter detection systems from government clients. The Melbourne company received orders worth $630,000 for FFT’s Aura Ai-2 platform which will be installed in sensitive US Government sites. A second order worth $350,000 was for FFT’s SecureFence platform…

Bio-Gene’s insecticide proven to kill dangerous mosquitoes

Agricultural technology company Bio-Gene (ASX:BGT) has reported its proprietary Flavocide insecticide is highly toxic to dangerous Malaria carrying mosquitoes. In laboratory studies Flavocide successfully killed Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes that are resistant to synthetic pyrethroids, the most commonly used insecticides since the 1970s. Anopheles gambiae potentially carry Malaria, Zika virus and Dengue fever. “The company said…