EMVision stroke detection instrument used in patient trials

Medical technology group EMVision Medical Devices (ASX: EMV) has begun clinical trials of its novel stroke detection instrument (pictured). The company announced that it had received the green light for trials which have now begun at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. EMVision CEO Ron Weinberger said: “Taking a prototype of our complexity from the…

REDARC enters defence market

Family-owned vehicle systems business REDARC Electronics has established a dedicated defence business following five years of market research and partner building in the defence sector. Owner of the Adelaide company, Anthony Kittel has established REDARC Defence Systems Pty Ltd to provide build to plan and company developed products to the defence vehicle sector. Established in…

Australia’s economy under threat as national innovation slips yet again

By Peter Roberts Australia’s slide down the list of leading developed nations has been dramatically confirmed with the Australia Day weekend coinciding with evidence of a fall in our national innovation effort. The highly respected Bloomberg innovation index saw Australia slip to number 20 in the world on its ranking of innovation (table below). Australia…

We need properly resourced industry policy – Roy Green

One of Australia’s leading industry policy experts Emeritus Professor Roy Green has decried the lack of properly resourced industry policies to capitalise on areas where we have competitive advantage. Green told ABC radio a lack of a manufacturing culture partly caused by years of policy neglect was the over-riding factor in Australia’s weak manufacturing sector.…