Vaxxas receives MMI grant for vaccine patch production

Syringe-free vaccination technology company Vaxxas is to receive an $8.2 million grant to support the scale up of manufacturing at its Australian manufacturing facility. The Cambridge Massachusetts and Australian company was awarded the second round grant as part of the federal government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) to support manufacture of its skin patch which delivers…

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Conflux Technology to develop new fuel oil heat exchanger with General Atomics

Additive manufacturing business Conflux Technology and US defence contractor General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) have extended their long-running partnership through a new contract on the design and manufacture of a fuel oil heat exchanger (FOHE) for the MQ-9B drone. The two companies have worked on four additive manufacturing projects since 2018. The latest aims…

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Austal launches 115-metre high speed ferry Austal Philippines has successfully launched the 115-metre, high speed vehicle-passenger ferry Express 5 for MOLSLINJEN A/S of Denmark (pictured) The launch utilised a new vessel transportation system designed by Austal. The ‘Auto Express 115’ high-speed catamaran ferry is the largest ferry (by volume) constructed by an Austal shipyard and…

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Pfizer acquires UQ spinout for $179 million

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer finalised the acquisition of Brisbane digital health startup ResApp Health for $179 million on Monday. ResApp uses technology licensed from University of Queensland commercialisation company UniQuest in 2014, and developed by a team led by Associate Professor Udantha Abeyratne. It interprets a patient’s cough through a smartphone app to diagnose respiratory diseases…

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