Imagion’s breakthrough cancer device in manufacturing milestone

Australian listed medical imaging company Imagion Biosystems has moved a step closer to trialing its breakthrough cancer detection device, with the first phase of manufacture of a nanoparticle formulation completed despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Manufacture of the company’s MagSense HER2 nanoparticle formulation proceeded uninterrupted by the pandemic under good manufacturing practice (GMP) conditions. The second…

Pawsey partners for quantum moon shot

By Denham Sadler Australia has an opportunity to build a world-leading quantum computing industry and develop important sovereign capability in the technology, according to Quantum Brilliance chief executive Andrew Horsley. Quantum Brilliance is an Australian quantum computing hardware provider spun out of the Australian National University last year. The company uses artificial diamonds to power…

3RT to offer digital wood production units

Sustainable hardwood products manufacturer 3RT is to have digital production units (pictured) manufactured to make its Designer Hardwood (pictured) range of value-added timber products. The Adelaide company has developed a world-first technology in collaboration with Flinders University that converts wood waste into timber. Designer Hardwood looks, feels and has the mechanical properties of 100 year…

Amaero Additive pursues super alloy protection

Additive manufacturer Amaero International has progressed its application for patent protection for the company’s titanium alloy, Amalloy Beta Ti. The Victorian company announced its application had entered the final, national stage of the Patent Co-operation Treatment (PCT) process. The process allows patent protection to be granted simultaneously in a large number of countries instead of…

CSL in development of blood-derived Covid-19 treatment

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…