Valiant Space successfully tests new rocket engine

Australian rocket company, Valiant Space, has successfully fired its ‘Momentum’ liquid fueled rocket engine, claimed to be the first commercially developed such engine in Australian history. The engine was ignited on 15 March at Beyond the Blue Aerospace’s launch and test facility, Funny Farm Space, north of Goondiwindi, Queensland. Black Sky Aerospace, known for their…

Noxopharm awarded new anti-cancer patent

Pharmaceutical developer Noxopharm has been awarded patent protection for its Veyonda treatment for late-stage cancers. The patent, one of a number of families of patents the company is seeking in major drug markets, is for a suppository formulation including the drug idronoxil. Idronoxil is an inhibitor of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) – a messenger in cells that…

Manufacturers may be called up to defeat virus

The federal government has reached out to the manufacturing sector to help defeat the coronavirus now threatening Australia. The government has issued a request for information from companies capable of supplying medical personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes surgical gowns, gloves, goggles, hand sanitisers, clinical waste bags, waste bag closure devices (ties), blood and fluid…