Cochlear disagrees with new competition concerns over takeover

Hearing implant manufacturer Cochlear has again rebuffed competition concerns from authorities over its planned takeover of competitor Oticon Medical for $170 million, which followed a decision by parent company Demant to exit the hearing implants business. Cochlear said it disagreed with the conclusions of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) which found provisionally that…

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Fleet Space to lead $6.4 million defence communications project

Nanosatellite company Fleet Space Technologies has been awarded a$6.4 million contract with Australia’s new Defence Space Command agency to develop and demonstrate a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications system “focused on tactical communications and data transmission where connectivity is limited.” The contract is the first in defence for Fleet, which manufactures satellites for industrial…

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New UQ thin-film sensor sets the gold standard

A thin, flexible gold sensor engineered at The University of Queensland (UQ) has the potential to unlock the next generation of implantable medical devices. Researchers at UQ’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) have produced a small film-like sensor that is both flexible and sensitive enough to enable more streamlined electronic medical implants. The…

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