Freight and supply chain review begins

A review of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy is underway, led by the federal department of infrastructure in collaboration with industry and state and territory governments. According to a statement from federal infrastructure minister Catherine King on Thursday, the strategy is a “holistic, coordinated and multi-modal approach to increase the safety, productivity and…

Optiscan completes key milestone

Medical imaging technology manufacturer Optiscan Imaging has completed a key milestone in its development of telepathology utilising its imaging systems that visualise biological structures in their natural environment. The company has been working with Canada’s Prolucid Technologies developing a telepathology platform that enables pathologists to undertake virtual biopsy assessments. The project has now passed the…

Sentient Vision and Shield to develop AI surveillance

Australia’s Sentient Vision Systems has partnered with US defence technology company Shield AI to offer AI-Enabled Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) capability to international defence forces. Sentient, which specialises in AI-enabled passive wide area search, and Shield plan to deliver their solution to the United States Department of Defense (DoD), Australian Defence Forces (ADF) Defence…

Moderna launches new R&D centre at Monash

US-based biotech company Moderna has opened its Regional Research Centre for Respiratory Medicines and Tropical Diseases and local headquarters in Melbourne, ahead of the expected opening of their mRNA factory next year. State industry minister Ben Carroll launched the new research centre on Tuesday. It sits next to its headquarters for Australia, New Zealand, South-East…