Orica and BHP create the world’s biggest blast – video

Explosives business Orica (ASX: ORI) has teamed up with miner BHP to create the world’s biggest wireless mine blast at a site in Central Queensland. The competion of a third blast in a series testing industry-leading ORICA WebGen technology has given BHP Mitsui Coal’s Poitrel Mine the title of world’s largest blast using wireless technology.…

The future of nanotechnology in medicine – infographic

Around the world, researchers are increasingly thinking smaller to solve some of the biggest problems in medicine. Though most biological processes happen at the nano level, it wasn’t until recently that new technological advancements helped in opening up the possibility of nanomedicine to healthcare researchers and professionals. Today’s infographic, which comes to us from Best…

Admedus sells cardio business for $36 million

Cardiovascular device manufacturer Admedus (ASX: AHZ) has sold the distribution rights to its CardioCel and VascuCel product range for $A36.2 million to LeMaitre Vascular Inc. The company, whose ADAPT engineering process produces implantable tissue bio-scaffolds for a range of cardiovascular and vascular applications, will receive $22.8 million in an upfront payment. the remainder will flow…

Local manufacturer Trendpac inducted into the Family Business Australia’s Hall of Fame

Berkeley Vale manufacturer, TrendPac has been inducted into the Family Business Australia NSW/ACT Hall of Fame. The second-generation company shared the prestigious honour alongside Ella Bache and joins former NSW inductees, including Raine & Horne, Akubra Hats, Kennards Hire, Scenic World, and another Central Coast family business, Sharpe Bros., who were inducted in 2008.

VEEM weathers choppy seas to make good progress

Perth marine engineering group VEEM has grown profits in the latest financial year despite the cyclical nature of some of its big ticket defence contracts. The company, which manufacturers ships propellers, drive shafts and stabilising gyro systems, recorded net profit after tax of $2.76 million in 2019, up $500,000, on turnover of $40.7 million. EBITDA…