Sparc Technologies shines in PFAS remediation

Graphene technology company Sparc Technologies has repeated tests that show a new use for its graphene enhanced products – adsorption of dangerous PFAS chemicals, aiding environmental remediation. In a quarterly activities report the Adelaide company said its PArGO product out-performed traditional activated carbon water treatment in relation to Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PArGO is…

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…