EOS raising confirms investor appetite for manufacturing

By Peter Roberts Defence, space and communications group Electro Optic Systems (ASX: EOS) has raised $85 million from investors and shareholders, confirming investor appetite for progressive manufacturers. The company announced it had raised $17 million – $10 million more than initially sought – in a share purchase plan from existing shareholders. This came on top…

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…

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…