AnteoTech rapid test sensitive to Covid-19

Nanotechnology company AnteoTech has reported positive results from studies to assess the accuracy of its Covid-19 (SARS- CoV2) Antigen Rapid Test. The test is a disposable immunochromatographic test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid antigen in specimens, allowing the diagnosis of Covid-19 in the early stages of infection. Brisbane-based AnteoTech reported a clinical study of…

More cash for next gen combat system

The federal government is to further expand Defence’s ‘next generation’ combat management system to include more naval platforms. Today’s announcement by defence industry minister Melissa Price expands the Navy’s combat management system to include Maritime Mine Counter Measures and Military Survey Vessels. Price said it would drive the next phase of growth and investment by…

Second local vaccine manufacturer push comes late

By Peter Roberts Pharmaceutical manufacturer IDT Australia is undertaking a feasibility study to assess the possibility of supplementing production of the Covid-19 vaccine in Australia. IDT will assess the possibility of using its sterile production facilities to supplement local supplies, following a Department of Health request. This comes as the federal government is being criticised…

AML3D and Austal produce additive vessel component

Additive manufacturer AML3D and shipbuilder Austal have had a 3D printed marine component independently tested and verified. The three metre long personal recovery davit (crane, pictured) was designed and manufactured by AML3D at its Adelaide factory utilising its wire additive manufacturing (WAM) technology. AML3D utilised the company’s design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) platform to produce…