mRNA: potential beyond the pandemic – by Matt Keon

As the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic and the vaccine roll out picks up pace, the term mRNA has become part of our everyday vocabulary. Here Matt Keon argues that collaboration will unlock massive opportunities in health from mRNA technology beyond vaccines. Recently Victorian, NSW and federal governments all made commitments to kickstart the…

Barrett Communications awarded export comms contracts

Barrett Communications has won multiple new contracts for High Frequency (HF) and Very High Frequency (VHF) communications systems to be supplied to defence, peacekeeping and government customers around the world. The Perth company is supplying HF and VHF tactical radio communications systems in a multi-million dollar contract for international peacekeeping operations as well as civil…

REDARC wins Singapore government defence order

REDARC Electronics has won a further government export contract to Singapore for the supply of on-board power management and control systems. The Adelaide company, which was awarded a Defence Global Competitiveness Grant in December last year, will supply the government customer in a multiyear, multimillion-dollar deal. REDARC managing director Anthony Kittel welcomed the ongoing growth…

Secret report backs industry growth centres, points to under-funding

By Peter Roberts An initial evaluation report of the six Industry Growth Centres – which has been considered in secret by the federal industry department for seven months or more – has highlighted inadequate funding and the centres’ inability to change the fortunes of the sectors in which they operate. The key findings of the…

Australian Manufacturing Forum passes 8,000 members, plus Allen Roberts reader survey winner

@AuManufacturing’s social media discussion and networking group, the Australian Manufacturing Forum on Linkedin, has passed an important membership milestone. On Sunday we approved 63 new members for the Forum, Australia’s largest social media group of Australian manufacturers, bringing total membership to 8,042. Membership only passed 7,000 in late January, with a record five new members…

Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

Covid-19 hits Cann Group’s outlook Medicinal cannabis manufacturer Cann Group has been hit by Covid-19 interruptions to supply chains, forcing the company to downgrade its earnings outlook for the year. International regulatory timelines for approval have blown out and third-party manufacturing and supply issues have caused temporary delays in shipments to local and export customers.…