First hi-tech X-ray tube rolls off the line in Adelaide

By Andrew Spence Australian hi-tech company Micro-X has rolled out the first of its lightweight mobile X-ray carts fitted with its own in-house designed and manufactured X- ray tube. The X-ray tubes are the world’s first to be electronically controlled and contain a unique carbon nanotube emitter designed by Micro-X in collaboration with South Australian…

Skykraft awarded $1 million to build nano-sattelites

UNSW Canberra spin-off company Skykraft has been awarded a $1 million grant to accelerate design and manufacture of small satellite systems. The grant from the ACT government will begin design and manufacture of a SmallSat constellation to provide global air traffic management capabilities. Skykraft managing director, James Prior said this ‘early definition work’ established a…

BluGlass semiconductor opens new Sydney laboratories

Semiconductor technology company BlueGlass (ASX: BLG) has opened its new $6 million manufacturing laboratory in Sydney as it moves to commercialise novel opto-electronics devices. The company is developing its patented remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD) technology to make high performance and cheaper devices. The new laboratories incorporate two new clean rooms which house two…

Services drive Cochlear profits in competitive implant market

Services are increasingly driving profit growth for bionic ear manufacturer Cochlear (ASX: COH) in an increasingly competitive medical device market. The Sydney company sold 34,083 hearing implants in the year, down three per cent, as competitor new product launches in the United States and Germany hit sales. However sales are growing again with the launch…