Wheezo from Respiri set to go on sale.

Respiri Limited (ASX:RSH) has achieved TGA approval to list its wheezo asthma monitoring device (pictured) on the Australian Therapeutics Goods Register (ARTG). The device is the world’s first digital wheeze monitoring solution of sensor, smartphone application and digital health platform to help people manage respiratory disease. TGA approval came after the Melbourne company undertook an…

Second plant-based meat maker gains funding

A second plant-based meat food business, Fable, has attracted capital as factory-made meats take off. Fable raised $1.5 million from Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes, Blackbird Ventures and angel investors, according to a report in Channel 9 media. Fable’s plant-based meat product launched at Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner restaurant in Melbourne on Tuesday is said to have…

Talga Resources raises $6 million

Battery anode and graphene materials group Talga Resources (ASX: TLG) has raised $6 million in an oversubscribed share purchase plan. The company had been planning to raise $3 million, but will keep the additional funds to scale up the business including increasing production of its Talnode anode operation. Talga chairman Terry Stinson said the additional…

Lithium Australia and Novonix both announce battery material progress

Lithium processing technology group Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) and battery materials group Novonix (ASX: NVX) have announced separate advances in battery materials and lithium ion battery manufacture. Novonix announced it has sold 500 tonnes of lithium-ion battery anode material to Samsung, while Lithium Australia announced a new battery venture to evaluate local manufacture. Novonix will…