Atomo Diagnostics HIV test to be more widely available

Rapid HIV test manufacturer Atomo Diagnostics will have its handheld test device more widely available in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) through an agreement with healthcare company Viatris Inc. Sydney’s Atomo has agreed to a multi-year expoansion of HIV tself-testing using its kits through global health agency Unitad and Viatris’subsidiary Mylan. The Mylan HIV Self-Test…

Doxall and Next Science are two new Australian anti-microbial chemistries

By Peter Roberts Microbial resistance to antibiotics and sanitising agents is on everyone’s mind in recent times, with resistant strains already in the news even before Covid-19 hit. But two Australian companies, Wintermute Biomedical and Next Science, have been quietly developing genuinely new chemistries that represent potential breakthroughs in halting infections. Next Science’s XPerience No…

Metals chemicals progress reported by Lepidico, Australian Vanadium

Research and market development of value-added metals is bearing fruit with Lepidico and Australian Vanadium (AVL) both reporting new company milestones. Today resources and chemicals group Australian Vanadium confirmed positive results from its Cooperative Research Centre CRC-P grant studying the production of value-added vanadium chemicals. Also today lithium chemicals company Lepidico announced it was negotiating…

Swinburne and Sutton Tools join forces for smart manufacturing

Swinburne University of Technology and Sutton Tools have established a joint Smart Manufacturing Centre to work on projects in advanced manufacturing over the next five years in a model for industry/SME collaboration. A research agreement establishing the new centre, which will be based at Sutton Tools in Thomastown, Victoria, was signed by Swinburne’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor,…

Victoria launches new innovation and capability grants scheme

The Victorian government today announced a new $20 million scheme offering companies up to $500,000 to support manufacturing innovation and capability development. The new Business Competitiveness Program is a plank in the government’s $60 million Manufacturing and Industry Development Fund, launched today by Minister for Industry Support and Recovery Martin Pakula (pictured). The program will…