Anatara Lifesciences gets good news on GaRP supplement

Anatara Lifesciences (ASX:ANR) has released encouraging pre-clinical trial data of its Gastrointestinal ReProgramming (GaRP) dietary supplement which targets diarrhoea. The company is now targeting the second half of this year for human trials of GaRP which treats underlying causes such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). “Anatara believes its GaRP dietary…

Admedus receives approval for human heart valve implants

Heart surgery product developer Admedus (ASX: AHZ) has received approvals for its first in-human trial at Leuven University Hospital of the company’s proprietary ADAPT single-piece 3D aortic valve. The Belgian surgeon Professor Bart Meuris will conduct the trial of 15 patients who will be followed up six month after receiving the ADAPT implant. Results of…

Lepidico makes progress in lithium chemicals

Lithium chemicals company Lepidico (ASX: LPD) has successfully produced lithium hydroxide monohydrate (LOH) suitable for battery production from its Perth pilot plant operation (pictured). The results were achieved in a batch trial of Lepidico’s proprietary LOH-Max process, with impurity levels comparable to lithium produced using conventional methods. Purities of greater than 56.5 per cent LOH…

Orica launches SHOTPlus underground blast software

Chemicals and explosives group Orica (ASX: ORI) has released its new blast design and modelling software for underground and complex mining applications, SHOTPlus Underground, following extensive testing. The launch by the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial explosives complements its established SHOTPlus drill and blast software solution. Orica Global Digital Products Senior Manager, Angelo Labriola said…

Cannabis products no dope as sales tick over

Australia’s two dozen would be cannabis product manufacturers continue to score goals in the young market, with two producers announcing major milestones on the same day. Medicinal cannabis producer THC Global (ASX: THC) has received Therapeutic Goods Administration approval for its Southport manufacturing facility which has harvested its first cannabis crop and begun manufacturing operations.…