Global hemp manufacturer frustrated in Australia

The Australian-listed company that brought you the hemp burger remains frustrated in Australia despite being close to its goal of profitability internationally, according to the company. Elixinol Global (ASX: EXL), listed in Australia with a market capitalisation of $632 million but headquartered in the United States, just reported revenue of $11.7 million for the first…

ResMed and F&P agree on intellectual property

Sleep apnea manufacturer ResMed (ASX: RMD) and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare have settled their longstanding patent infringement dispute. The settlement involved no payment or admission of liability on either side, and both parties will pay their own costs. The two have been in dispute over aspects of the technologies in ResMed generators and masks, and…

Sienna appoints Brazilian distributor

Sienna Cancer Diagnostics (ASX: SDX) has appointed a Brazilian distributor for its breakthrough bladder cancer detection test. The appointment of Inside Diagnosticos as its exclusive agent selling to pathology labs follows the recent appointments of distributors in Korea and Singapore. Sienna has the first ever in vitro diagnostic (IVD) for detection of telomerase as an…

Self sterilising microneedles on way

Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed a microneedle patch with antibacterial properties to make vaccinations much safer than traditional needles or other microneedles. Professor Krasimir Vasilev, the lead researcher from the university’s School of Engineering, said they incorporated antibacterial silver nano-particles into the first generation microneedles to provide a sterilization mechanism. “Injections…