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Electrolux manufactures 6.5 millionth oven

Adelaide whitegoods manufacturer Electrolux has celebrated building its 6.5 millionth oven at its factory in Simpson Avenue, Dudley Park. Head of commercial Tony Hinchco said: “Congratulations to everyone involved from the Australian based designers and product development team who dream up our products to the engineers and manufacturing teams who turn them into reality.” The company is one of the few remaining appliance manufacturers in the country, and makes Electrolux, Westinghouse and Chef inbuilt and free-standing ovens.

Nova Eye laser treatment for macular degeneration

Ophthalmic treatment manufacturer Nova Eye Medical has reported promising clinical responses to its 2RT laser treatment for intermediate age-related macular degeneration. A five-year review of patients treated with the device showed strong evidence of significant modification to progression of the disease in a group of 222 patients. The study, published in the journal Opthalmology Retina, suggests that 2RT stimulates a natural immune response of the retina, which restores natural metabolite flow and retinal pigment epithelium. Nova Eye CEO Tom Spurling said 2RT offers the potential to meet a major global unmet need to delay the onset of blindness.

CelGro added to list for Australian medical reimbursement

Orthocell’s CelGro Dental has been granted inclusion on the Australian Prostheses List opening the way to wider sales of the product. A resorbable collagen scaffold, CelGro is approved for dental bone and soft tissue repair procedures. Inclusion on the list enables dental practitioners to receive reimbursement from private insurers for use of CelGro.

Jatcorp’s China exports hit by Covid-19

China export specialist Jatcorp has seen sales more than halve in the six months to December 31 from the previous corresponding period, hit by Covid-19 lockdowns and the closure of Daigou stores that buy product and export it to China. Sales slumped from $30.6 million to $13.5 million in the latest half, leading to a loss of $2.5 million. Sales fell for the company’s Green Forest, Sunnya and ANMA brands. The expansion of ANMA’s dairy production facility in Melbourne is expected to be completed this month.

Aurora Labs proves use of aluminium powders

Additive manufacturing company Aurora Labs has tested a range of aluminium powders from global rolled aluminium parts manufacturer Granges for use in its 3D metal printers. Sample parts produced and tested indicated a high likelihood of viability for the Granges powders in additive manufacturing applications. The companies have agreed to further their research towards commercial outcomes.

Cleanaway interested in buying Suez waste business

Cleanaway Waste Management has responded to media stories confirming its interest in purchasing the waste management assets of Suez in Australia. The company said: “Cleanaway evaluates potential opportunities against a range of factors and would only pursue as acquisition if it aligned with its strategy and would create value for its shareholders. There is no certainty that any discussions with Suez will lead to a transaction.”

Picture: Nova Eye Medical

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