Manufacturing news briefs — stories you might have missed

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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Manufacturing news briefs — stories you might have missed

Defence sales catalogue applications open Defence industry suppliers have been invited to apply for listings in the 2023 edition of the Australian Defence Sales Catalogue. Defence industry minister Pat Conroy said on Monday that the publication connects Australian businesses with potential customers around the world. 226 companies are in the current edition, which is available…

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Flinders to catapult industry into the advanced manufacturing age

By Peter Roberts The federal government has had two attempts to mimic the success of Britain’s Catapult centres and Germany’s Fraunhofer technology and innovation centres, places where industrial technologies are developed, scaled up and realised in partnership with industry, publicly funded researchers and government. Neither of the two attempts, the first by a Labor government…

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