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Incitec Pivot in big capital raising Fertiliser and explosives business Incitec Pivot has raised $57.7 million in capital from existing shareholders under a share purchase plan. The company, which like many manufacturers is shoring up its balance sheet, previously raised $600 million from an institutional placement. Incited Pivot operates 20 manufacturing plants in the US,…

Archer progresses biosensors for disease detection

Advanced technology developer Archer Materials has developed portable hardware systems to interface with its novel graphene based biosensor which is being developed to detect the presence of disease. The company created the biosensor components (pictured) using water-based graphene ink printed on a clear substrate with electrodes with micron-scale features. Archer said in a statement that…