Coronavirus brings spike in lactoferrin exports

China export specialist JATENERGY (ASX: JAT) has reported a spike in sales of its dairy-derived lactoferrin products in China as a result of concerns there about the emergence of coronavirus. The exporter of Australian consumer goods reported that it has seen unprecedented demand for its Neurio lactoferrin brands, which are promoted as having beneficial effects…

Disaster hits small business in many ways. We need a national strategy to help them adapt

By Samantha Sharpe, Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney When the central business district of Lismore was flooded in 2017, every small business owner in the northern New South Wales town had a decision to make. Should they rebuild their businesses, or take whatever insurance money they might get and move…

Profiles of success: the juggling act of an Australian company trying to save the world

“The sun never sets on the Calix empire,” says Adam Vincent light-heartedly.    The general manager of R&D joined the company in 2010, five years after it began, and the same year it commissioned its first continuously operating plant at Bacchus Marsh.   Calix operates at nearly 20 locations globally, with its major R&D work…