Epi-Minder device tracks epilepsy seizures

Medical device developer Epi-Minder has successfully completed an $18 million Series A funding round. The company is commercialising its implanted Minder electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring device for those suffering from epilepsy. Existing shareholders Cochlear, the Bionics Institute, Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne took part in the capital raising. Bionics Institute researchers and…

Titomic and RMIT to 3D print satellite parts

Additive manufacturing company, Titomic has entered into a commercial research and development agreement with RMIT University to assess the capabilities of its Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) 3D printing process to create structural satellite parts. The research, being conducted on behalf of global aerospace and defence company Lockheed Martin, will develop parts from high-performance metals, analysing…

SPC expands into frozen and prepared meals with purchase of The Kuisine Company

SPC Ardmona has taken a majority equity stake in Australian manufacturer of frozen ready meals and finger foods The Kuisine Company, as the iconic fruit and vegetable processor continues its transition into a global agribusiness. SPC, now under the ownership of Shepparton Partners Collective who bought the ailing business from Coca Cola Amatil, will grow…

Hadrian-X robot used to build Mexican-style houses – video

Robotics developer FBR and its partners have constructed four Mexican-style houses as the company widens adoption of its Hadrian X bricklaying robot systems. As part of a pilot programme agreement with Mexico’s GP Vivienda, FBR constructed four Mexican-style two-bedroom, one-bathroom house structures (pictured) using the Hadrian X at FBR’s Perth premises, with each structure taking…

ANSTO’s carbon measurement device now commercially available

The Multi-wavelength absorption black carbon instrument (MABI), designed and built at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to measure the concentration of carbon in the atmosphere, has been launched commercially. The modular desktop technology can be used to distinguish black carbon particles from diesel vehicles and biomass burning, such bushfires or crop burning…