SubaScope digital microscope outperforms imports

Sydney’s Suba Enginerering is poised to launch an upgrade to its successful SubaScope digital microscope used for inspection in electronics manufacturing. The company, which launched its first locally engineered and made microscope in September, has added new features and retained the same low cost that has seen it sell more than 200 systems in only…

Impression Healthcare wins right to sell medical cannabis products

Local manufacturer Impression Healthcare (ASX: IHL) has received the required licenses to allow it to make and sell medical cannabis products in Australia. The company announced today it had received licenses from the Victorian Department of Health to sell products containing four scheduled cannabinoid substances. The approvals cover cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) and dronabinol.…

Latrobe Magnesium protects its technology

Latrobe Magnesium (ASX: LMG) which is developing a project to produce magnesium metal in Victoria’s La Trobe Valley has extended protection for its unique technology with the granting of a patent in India. The patent, which adds to protection in Australia, the US, EU, China and Indonesia, protects the company’s 100 per cent owned electrolytic…

Rio completes deployment of world’s biggest robot and ‘factory’

Analysis by Peter Roberts Iron ore miner Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) has completed the deployment phase of its $900 million Pilbara AutoHaul automated heavy-haul, long distance rail network. After a build up from running its first autonomous train in July, the company has announced the system is now fully operational. The company operates more than…