What’s made of legumes but sizzles on the barbie like beef? Australia’s new high-tech meat alternative

By Martin Cole, CSIRO and Mary Ann Augustin, CSIRO There is a revolution taking place in burger joints and supermarkets across Australia. Plant products that taste and behave like meat are increasingly making their way onto the plates of consumers as concern grows over the environmental impact of food production. This week the CSIRO launched…

Immuron receives US funding to develop gut treatment

Listed gut health company Immuron (ASX: IMC) has received a $5.5 million grant from the US Department of Defence to develop a new oral drug targeting bacteria that cause ill health. The company, which markets Travelan for the prevention of travellers’ diarrhoea, will develop a combination anti-microbial preventative medicine for clinical evaluation. The product will…

Cortical Dynamics may sell in South Korea

Cortical Dynamics has received regulatory approval which will lead on to an ability to sell its brain anaesthetic response monitoring (BARM) system device in South Korea. The Perth company’s Korean distributor, Globaluck, received a certificate of approval from the Korea Good Manufacturing Practice, according to an announcement by Cortical shareholder, bphenergy (ASX: BPH). The approval…

Australia’s digital competitiveness is slipping. Here’s how we can catch up

David Tuffley, Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics & CyberSecurity, Griffith University Australia’s ability to compete with other nations in a technology-enabled world is declining, according to a report recently released by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). In 2019 Australia dropped to 14th on the global league table of digital competitiveness, down from…

Schneider Electric wins contract for Attack submarine switchboards

France’s Schneider Electric which has a large Australian manufacturing footprint has been awarded the important contract to supply DC switchboards to the $50 billion Attack class submarine programme. The company, which employs 4,000 in Australia including at its large Clipsal facility in Adelaide, will transfer technolocy to its local arm to enable it to make…