Self sterilising microneedles on way

Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed a microneedle patch with antibacterial properties to make vaccinations much safer than traditional needles or other microneedles. Professor Krasimir Vasilev, the lead researcher from the university’s School of Engineering, said they incorporated antibacterial silver nano-particles into the first generation microneedles to provide a sterilization mechanism. “Injections…

Bubs Australia enters China market

Listed goat’s milk infant formula and organic baby food producer, Bubs Australia (ASX: BUB), has partnered with a leading Chinese baby nutrition company to penetrate the Chinese market. Bubs announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Beingmate China, one of the country’s largest infant and maternal nutrition companies. The company said: “Under the…

Quickstep raises more than $10 million from shareholders

Composites manufacturer and technology developer, Quickstep Holdings (ASX: QHL), has raised at least $10 million from shareholders through a placement and an expanded share purchase plan. The company, which develops composites production technology and makes aerospace parts including for the F-35 Lightning fighter, will use the funds to strengthen its balance sheet and accelerate expansion.…