A new diagnostic tool is closer to commercial reality after the University of Queensland’s Centre for Advanced Imaging received a $1 million grant.
Manufacturers are using 3D printing (AKA additive manufacturing) methods to serve a wide variety of industries and applications. In this edition of @AuManufacturing’s “technologies and tools…” series, Michael Sharpe looks at some of the advantages of adopting 3D printing, and two Australian companies successfully applying it to medical uses.
Zip Industries is preparing to begin manufacture of Covid-19 point-of-care tests at a site in Collingwood. Brent Balinski spoke to company founder William Hopper about creating domestic capacity for diagnostic tech for this and emerging infectious diseases.
Last week Brisbane medtech company Vaxxas, which is trying to reinvent the needle, announced plans to move to industrial-scale production. Brent Balinski spoke to the company’s Dr Angus Forster about getting from invention to impact.
Pharmaceutical giant MSD will use Vaxxas’s syringe-free vaccination platform on an unnamed “vaccine candidate.”
Planet Innovation expects to grow its manufacturing operation by 50 per cent this year. Its co-founder, Stuart Elliott, explains the importance of understanding market need. By Brent Balinski.
Trajan’s cutting edge blood sampling technology could soon be helping countries hardest hit by COVID-19.
Biotechnology giant CSL has begun development of a blood-derived treatment for Covid-19, known as COVID-19 Immunoglobulin. The Melbourne company believes the product could be used to treat people seriously ill with the complications caused by the virus, particularly those whose illness is progressing towards the need for ventilation. The treatment will be derived from blood…
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Clever products and reshoring are interesting, but they need to make commercial sense. Brent Balinski spoke to Alan Lipman, CEO of Romar Engineering, about the company’s recent work, the impact of covid-19 on bringing manufacturing home, and more.
Industry minister Karen Andrews has announced the federal government’s $31.3 million agreement with a consortium led by Grey Innovation, which is expected to produce 2,000 invasive ventilators by the end of July to support patients during the Covid-19 pandemic.