ResMed and F&P agree on intellectual property

Sleep apnea manufacturer ResMed (ASX: RMD) and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare have settled their longstanding patent infringement dispute. The settlement involved no payment or admission of liability on either side, and both parties will pay their own costs. The two have been in dispute over aspects of the technologies in ResMed generators and masks, and…

Printed solar cells could boost functional printing industries

The University of Newcastle has unveilled an innovative solution to reducing the cost of solar photo voltaic power. The University this week inaugurated a printed solar demonstration plant made from photo sensitive and conductive inks printed onto ultra-thin, clear laminated sheets. The 100 square metre PV site was rapidly manufactured, enabling accelerated deployment in the…

F-35 to be used to develop industry 4.0 supply chain

The F-35 Lightning, the world’s most advanced fighter plane, will be used to develop the world’s most advanced digital supply chain under a new partnership. BAE Systems Australia and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) will bring Industry 4.0 to reality through a $750,000 project to develop a new approach to supply chain digitisation. The…

Drone Shield to enter Middle East markets

Australian anti-drone security company, DroneShield (ASX: DRO) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabia’s Public Telecommunication Co to enter Middle East markets. Public Telecommunication’s STC Specialized group, which is ‘guided’ by the Saudi government to partner with leading foreign companies, has added DroneShield to its partner list. The company said in a statement:…

Sienna appoints Brazilian distributor

Sienna Cancer Diagnostics (ASX: SDX) has appointed a Brazilian distributor for its breakthrough bladder cancer detection test. The appointment of Inside Diagnosticos as its exclusive agent selling to pathology labs follows the recent appointments of distributors in Korea and Singapore. Sienna has the first ever in vitro diagnostic (IVD) for detection of telomerase as an…

Would an Australian merchant fleet help manufacturing?

Analysis by Peter Roberts If the ALP is elected at the upcoming national poll, as seems likely, Australia just may see the revival of Australian-owned shipping. Opposition leader, Bill Shorten has promised to re-develop maritime skills training, establish an investigative task force, and develop a core, privately-owned, Australian ‘strategic fleet’. Made up of perhaps a…