LBT’s APAS AI machine achieves perfect result

LBT Innovations Ltd’s APAS Independence machine has been tested on laboratory specimens from 4,603 patients at America’s prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital and passed with a perfect, or perhaps better than perfect, result. The APAS Independence technology uses an algorithm to detect bacterial colonies on laborature culture slides and incorporates computer vision to hasten the time…

Austal delivers its 12th LCS to US Navy

Perth international shipbuilder Austal today announced the delivery of its twelfth Independence class littoral combat ship (LCS) to the US Navy. Built at the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, the future USS Oakland (LCS-24) (pictured), is a 127 metre long aluminium trimaran multi-purpose warship. Five additional LCS’s are under various stages of construction at Mobile.…

Companies must still compete with imports, shouldn’t bank on post-Covid patriotic purchasing shift

Recent weeks have seen a renewed focus on supporting Australian made goods. From the industry minister — citing a “groundswell of community support” for locally-produced stuff — downwards, there’s hope consumers and businesses will open their wallets to Australian companies, creating local jobs in the process.   Not everybody is certain it will work out…