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New material puts a twist in light

28-07-2014

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics. A random find in the washing basket led the team to create ...

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New lab-on-a-chip device overcomes miniaturization problems

02-05-2014

UNSW Australia chemists have invented a new type of tiny lab-on-a-chip device that could have a diverse range of applications, including to detect toxic gases, fabricate integrated circuits and screen biological molecules. The novel technique developed by the UNSW team involves printing a pattern ...

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Turning smart phones into microscopes

28-04-2014

Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smart phone into a high-resolution microscope. Costing less than a cent, the lenses promise a revolution in science and medicine in developing countries and remote areas. The lens ...

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Small step towards growing tissue in the lab

21-03-2014

University of Adelaide mathematicians have devised a method for identifying how cell clusters have formed by analysing an image of the cluster. Published in the Journal of Theoretical Biology, their mathematical modelling tool will be useful in helping biologists and tissue engineers to move ...

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Diagnosis just a breath away with new laser

04-02-2014

University of Adelaide physics researchers have developed a new type of laser that will enable exciting new advances in areas as diverse as breath analysis for disease diagnosis and remote sensing of critical greenhouse gases. Published in the journal Optics Letters, the researchers from the ...

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Eurofins continues Asia Pacific build-up with the acquisition of Agrisearch Group in Australia and New Zealand

11-09-2013

Eurofins Scientific announced the acquisition of an 81% majority stake in Agrisearch Services, and its wholly owned subsidiaries Agrisearch Analytical and Agrivet Services. Agrisearch is a private contract agricultural and biological research organization in Australia and New Zealand. Founded in ...

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Trajan completes acquisition of SGE business

02-07-2013

Trajan Scientific and Medical, “Trajan” has completed its acquisition of the Chromatography and Liquid Handling businesses of SGE Analytical Science, “SGE”. SGE was founded by Ern Dawes in Melbourne Australia in 1961 and has remained in the Dawes family for over 50 years. Its business, focussed ...

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Nanotechnology helps track and improve drug action in pancreatic cancer

13-06-2013

UK and Australian scientists have been able to show ways in which we can markedly improve drug targeting of solid tumours, using tiny 'biosensors' along with new advanced imaging techniques. In real time and in three dimensions, these technologies can show us how cancers spread and how active ...

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New type of biosensor is fast, super-sensitive

Detects one-billionth of a gram in minutes

05-06-2012

A whole new class of biosensor that can detect exceptionally small traces of contaminants in liquids in just 40 minutes has been developed by a UNSW-led team of researchers.Known as a biochemiresistor, it meets a long-standing challenge to create a sensor that is not only super-sensitive to the ...

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Agenix: Patent In Japan for Diagnostic Technology

16-05-2012

Agenix Limited announced that Japan's Patent Office had granted a key patent covering the manufacturing process of its ThromboView® imaging agent for the detection of blood clots in humans. Agenix Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nicholas Weston said, "The granting of patent protection in ...

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