Adherium gets US sales approval

Australasian smart asthma inhaler device maker Adherium (ASX: ADR) has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance for over the counter sales of its Hailie sensors. The company, founded in New Zealand, listed in Australia and headquartered in the United States, manufactures connected respiratory devices. Its’ Hailie sensor attaches to a patient’s asthma inhaler, monitoring…

Funding windfall for windfarm listening device

By Andrew Spence Adelaide-based company Ping Services has closed a $650,000 seed fund round after securing an additional $200,000 in government funding earlier this year. The patented device, known as the Ping Monitor, uses acoustic analysis, machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) to continuously detect wind turbine blade damage. The key piece of…

Darrell Lea moves deeper into chocolate

Iconic liquorice manufacturer Darrell Lea has beefed up its’ chocolate offerings with a range of six blocks with the help of Monash Food Innovation. The family-owned business, which faced financial difficulties in 2012, worked with MFI to design the perfect block form, weight and demoulding ability. MFI also helped de-risk the production process through the…

Adelaide startup signs agreement with Australian Space Agency

By Jessica Bassano Spun out of the University of South Australia in 2015, Myriota last year raised $15 million through a Series A funding round, with Boeing HorizonX Ventures among the contributors. The Statement of Strategic Intent follows a similar agreement penned between international aerospace company Boeing and the Australian Space Agency in April. Deputy head of…

Plasma power: the Australian project aiming to do better than wet coating for textiles

An Innovative Manufacturing CRC-backed project announced last month is aiming to move research on material coating methods out of the lab and into factories. Brent Balinski asked project lead Dr Weiwei Lei a few questions about how his process works and what the project hopes to achieve.