Ellume factory to expand to produce Covid-19 diagnostic tests

Brisbane diagnostics company Ellume will expand its manufacturing facility following a strategic investment from the state government’s Essential Goods and Supply Chain Programme. The company, which has developed a suite of COVID-19 tests that give results in less than 15 minutes, will back installation of multiple state-of-the-art automated production lines to speed up and enhance…

1414 Degrees continues solar thermal storage plan

Energy storage development company 1414 Degrees has accelerated development of its long-awaited Aurora Solar Energy Project at Port Augusta in South Australia. Following an oversubscribed share purchase plan which raised $3.1 million, the company announced project managers and engineering firms were proceeding with design of a substation and advancing a transmission connection agreement for a…

Thomas Global Systems to supply more Boeing aircraft types

Aircraft flight deck equipment manufacturer Thomas Global Systems has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for its TFD-7000 Series plug-and-play LCD flight displays (pictured), to replace cathode ray tube (CRT) equipment in Boeing 737 aircraft. This latest certification adds to the Sydney company’s TFD-7000 Series approvals for Boeing 757-200/300 and 767-200/300 aircraft, and…

Cortical Dynamics scores brain monitor approvals

Medical device manufacturer has won regulatory approval to market its Brain Anaesthesia Response Monitor (BARM, pictured) in South Korea, building on its existing approvals in Europe and through Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The Perth company won approval from Korea’s Ministry for Food and Drug Safety (KMFDS). The company’s overseas distributors are Globaluck in South…

Frigate prototyping to begin two weeks

Australia’s biggest surface shipbuilding project, the construction of nine Hunter class frigates for the navy, will get underway in two weeks time with ASC Shipbuilding now in full control of Adelaide’s Osborne Naval Shipyard – South. Built by Commonwealth-owned Australian Naval Infrastructure, the shipbuilding subsidiary of BAE Systems Australia plans to build the vessels in…