Seaweed genome research promises better compound discovery for health, environmental purposes

University of Sunshine Coast researchers have identified “hundreds of potential anti-cancer compounds” by genome analysis of 12 edible seaweeds, narrowing the search for future identification of chemicals for new products. Professor of Molecular Biology Scott Cummins and Genomics Lecturer Dr Min Zhao said that the anti-cancer benefits of seaweed were known, but it was much…

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SPEE3D 3D printers on show to UK, US defence personnel

Metal additive manufacturing technology company SPEE3D is demonstrating its WarpSPEE3D printer at Project Convergence, showcasing the benefits of Additive Manufacturing technology to several nations, including the company’s partner the British army. Running until November 9, the U.S. Army Future Command’s Project Convergence 2022 is a multi-national military display that will evaluate approximately 300 technologies, focusing…

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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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