EOS bolsters capital base, concentrates on defence

Defence, communications and space manufacturer Electro Optic Systems has bolstered its capital position with a new raising from shareholders at the same time refocusing the business on its profitable defence businesses. The Canberra company, currently conducting a strategic review of its diverse and capital-hungry businesses, successfully raised $15 million in a placement with institutions and…

Asparagopsis era begins with first commercial sale by CH4

Industry marketing and research body Meat and Livestock Australia has welcomed the arrival of asparagopsis extract supplements for beef producers, following years of research and development.  Asparagopsis is a microalgae that grows in Australian coastal waters. It contains a compound that acts on gut enzymes in the last stomach of cows, significantly reducing the production…

Mildura cannabis facility receives manufacturing licence

Medicinal cannabis grower and manufacturer Cann Group has been granted a manufacturing and GMP testing licence for its Mildura, Victoria production facility (main picture, and below) by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The Mildura GMP Licence enables Cann to manufacture Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), hard capsules, Satipharm capsules for human therapeutic use, and perform in-house…

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Thales shows off Bendigo armoured vehicle production Thales in Bendigo has welcomed 45 visitors from Defence’s Capability and Technology Management College (CTMC) to its Protected Vehicles manufacturing site in Bendigo (pictured, visiting the Bushmaster production line). “The aim of the visit is to expose CTMC students to some of the practical aspects of military vehicle…

China attacks Australian rare earth supplier on social media – report

China has utilised Twitter and Facebook accounts posing as Americans to undermine Australian rare earths company Lynas Rare Earths, according to a report in the Washington Post. The authoritative newspaper said China was utilising social media propaganda accounts that previously criticised Hong Kong protesters to attack a rare earths processing facility Lynas is constructing in…

$2.2 million Titomic machine installed at UK R&D organisation

Cold spray additive manufacturing business Titomic has announced the completed installation of one of their machines at the TWI research institute near Cambridge, England, where it will play “a key role” in the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) program. The machine, a TKF1000 additive manufacturing system, would be used to create industrial-scale parts and complex surface…