Proteomics International enters UK market.
Perth biotechnology group Proteomics International Laboratories has secured United Kingdom distribution for its PromarkerD test system to predict the onset of diabetic kidney disease. Apacor Ltd will become the exclusive distributor for PromarkerD covering an estimated 4.8 million people who live with diabetes, making them vulnerable to kidney disease. The UK National Health Service spends 10 per cent of its budget on diabetes. The test system, a biomarker-based blood test that predicts kidney function decline in type 2 diabetes, is already on sale in Europe.
Dirty Clean oat milk to be sold in Woolworths
Wide Open Agriculture has secured its largest distribution agreement for its Dirty Clean Food brand, signing up to supply Woolworths with its carbon-neutral, regenerative oat milk. The milk will be sold in around half of all Woolworths stores, launching at Double Bay, Sydney in March. Wide Open expects sales of more than $750,000 a year. The company’s oat suppliers employ regenerative practices on the Western Australian land they use for growing.
UTS masterclass connecting circular economy and climate action
UTS, Sydney is hosting a masterclass on connecting circular economy and climate action to boost understanding of the understanding the synergies between climate, emissions, circular economy on Thursday 2 December. A circular economy offers industry, business and governments major opportunities for value creation and innovation while addressing social, environmental, economic and governance challenges. To make the most of these opportunities, decision-makers in Australia can help activate change in their operations and across sectors by drawing on international best practice. This masterclass series will equip attendees with the knowledge, insights and practical tools for delivering change in their networks and across our region. The cost is $300 and you can find more information and register here.
Austal USA awarded LCS maintenance contract
Perth international shipbuilder Austal has been awarded a $100.4 million contract by the US Navy to maintain the Littoral Combat Ships (LCS, pictured) it built which are deployed in the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean. The contract could increase in value to $298.9 million if contract period extensions in the contract are exercised. Austal has been pursuing maintenance contracts in addition to its shipbuilding activities, which it carries our in Mobile Alabama, the Philippines, Vietnam and at its Perth headquarters. Austal has a lease pending on a ship repair facility in San Diego, California.
Memphasys test device penetrates China market
Bio-separation company Memphasys has achieved the maiden sale of its Felix device for separating high quality sperm from a human IVF sample to a Chinese research company. Felix has been sold to Diagens Biotechnology Company a Chinese manufacturer of reproductive products for $11,000, including a test console and starter pack of cartridges. The company has been validating the device in its laboratories, with the ‘pathfinder sale’ expected to lead to clinical sales in low regulatory markets.
Picture: Austal LCS
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