IMCRC showcases industry/research collaboration

The Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) has opened a two-day Australian Manufacturing Innovation Showcase at The Timber Yard in Port Melbourne, Victoria. On display are the innovative outcomes of over 40 collaborative manufacturing research and development (R&D) projects between ambitious Australian businesses and research organisations, including 13 leading universities and the CSIRO. With support…

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CSL secures access to mRNA vaccine technology

Biotechnology and vaccine manufacturer CSL has licensed late stage self-amplifying mRNA vaccine platform technology from global vaccine developer Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings. Arcturus is developing next generation mRNA vaccines including a Covid-19 vaccine candidate that recently reported results from a major Phase 3 vaccine efficacy study. The vaccine candidate met its clinical goals in the study…

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BOC opens second Australian Application Technology Centre

Industrial gases specialist BOC has officially opened its second Application Technology Centre in Australia, with federal assistant manufacturing and trade minister Tim Ayres cutting the ribbon at a new site in south-west Sydney on Wednesday, According to a statement from BOC, part of the Linde group, the facility is world-class as “will showcase state-of-the-art welding…

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“Infinite recycling” startup Samsara raises $54 million in Series A

Recycling technology company Samsara Eco has announced completion of a $54 million Series A round, ahead of plans to begin volume production next year. The Australian National University spinout officially launched in September 2021, and is commercialising an “enzymatic depolymerisation” approach to recycling. This uses engineered enzymes to break plastics into monomers which can be…

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