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Cyclopharm receives R&D tax refund Radiopharmaceutical manufacturer Cyclopharm has received a $1.64 million tax incentive payment from the Australian Taxation Office. Meanwhile the Sydney company is continuing to progress the attainment of US Food and Drug Administration approval for the sale of its Technegas lung imaging products in the United States. Cyclopharm is finalising its…

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First board meeting of Manufacturing Skills Queensland to be held

A new body aiming to help Queensland’s manufacturers access skilled workers will hold its first meeting on Wednesday. Manufacturing Skills Queensland is an independent company allocated $16.5 million over three years in state government funding. MSQ is chaired by Michael Glover, described in a statement from the Queensland government as having “over 20 years working…

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Electro Optic Systems two US contract wins

Space, communications and defence manufacturer Electro Optic Systems has been awarded two contracts with the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Space Commerce. The first contract, with the company’s US subsidiary EOS Defense Systems USA, will provide commercial satellite laser ranging (SLR) data for NOAA’s Open Architecture Data Repository, with the…

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Australia’s place in the semiconductor world: A case for connectedness

A recently-launched semiconductor service bureau is part of the NSW government’s attempts to grow the local sector. In this edition of Australia’s place in the semiconductor world, Dr Nadia Court explains why the bureau exists and what it hopes to do.   The Semiconductor Sector Service Bureau (S3B) was established in July 2022 to make it…

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Australia’s place in the semiconductor world — Barriers to bringing wafer production home

Today in Australia’s place in the semiconductor world, Andrew McLellan illustrates a case where local innovation requires overseas fabrication, and why the situation is unlikely to change.  While improvements in technology and knowledge have driven significant advances in life sciences and healthcare industries in recent decades, methods for identifying and tracking important biological samples stored…

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Vogue Homes to float on recyclable Biax waffle pads

South Western Sydney home builder Vogue Homes has embraced a newly designed and engineered concrete slab foundation system (pictured) from Biax Foundations that are easier to install and more sustainable. The company began using Biax modules (pictured below) to replace waffle pods that support concrete foundations, allowing more accurate specification of concrete quantities, to provide…

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Legislation to launch National Reconstruction Fund to be tabled tomorrow

The federal Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic will introduce legislation to establish the $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund – the centrepiece of the government’s approach to boosting manufacturing – promised during the recent federal election campaign. Husic told the national press club that the legislation would be introduced tomorrow which would set in…

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