Bio-Gene’s insecticide proven to kill dangerous mosquitoes

Agricultural technology company Bio-Gene (ASX:BGT) has reported its proprietary Flavocide insecticide is highly toxic to dangerous Malaria carrying mosquitoes. In laboratory studies Flavocide successfully killed Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes that are resistant to synthetic pyrethroids, the most commonly used insecticides since the 1970s. Anopheles gambiae potentially carry Malaria, Zika virus and Dengue fever. “The company said…

Nufarm gets go ahead to sell South American operation

Agricultural chemical manufacturer Nufarm (ASX: NUF) has been given the go ahead by shareholders to sell its South American division to Nufarm shareholder, Sumitomo for $1.2 billion. The Melbourne company, which has faced headwinds in Australia with the prolonged drought and in the United States with extensive flooding, received the go ahead in an overwhelmingly…

First Australian medicinal cannabis produced in Queensland

THC Global Group (ASX:THC) has completed the first farm-to-pharma processing of medicinal cannabis in Australia at its Southport manufacturing facility (pictured) in Queensland. The Southport Facility is the largest pharmaceutical bio-floral extraction facility in the Southern Hemisphere and is licenced and permitted to process medicinal cannabis. THC Global CEO Ken Charteris said: “Completing this Australian…

Althea to expand into medicinal cannabis manufacturing

Medicinal cannabis cultivator and manufacturer Althea Global (ASX: AGH) has ended the year hitting milestones with 3,031 patients prescribed the drug by 375 healthcare professionals. Only 159 patients had been prescribed the company’s products a year ago. CEO Josh Fegan told the annual general meeting that the company also entered the United Kingdom market and…

THC Global set to manufacture medicinal cannabis in Queensland

Medicinal cannabis producer THC Global (ASX: THC) is to begin production at its Southport manufacturing facility following the issue of permits from Australia’s Office of Drug Control (ODC). CEO Ken Charteris revealed in a statement this morning the issue of permits covering production from licensed and permitted medicinal cannabis growers, including from the Company’s own…