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Genera Biosystems receives TGA approval for its PapType HPV detection and genotyping test


Genera Biosystems announced that the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the entry of the company’s PapType Human Papillomavirus (HPV) test kit onto the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). The company is now permitted to supply PapType to Australian ...


A potential new imaging agent for early diagnosis of most serious skin cancer


Scientists in Australia are reporting development and testing in laboratory animals of a potential new material for diagnosing malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. Their study is scheduled for ACS' Journal of the Medicinal Chemistry. Ivan Greguric and colleagues working ...


Grace Opens Office in Southern Australia


W. R. Grace & Co. is celebrating the official opening of its new facility in Rowville, Australia. The site operates as part of Grace Davison Discovery Sciences, bringing together the customer service and warehousing functions previously located in Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, and the sales ...


Fluorotechnics appoints European biotech veteran Lars Utterman as non-executive director


Fluorotechnics Limited has appointed Lars Utterman as a non-executive director. Mr Utterman has over 30 years sales and general management experience with biotechnology companies. Currently, he is CEO of German-based IonGate Biosciences, a company specialising in developing systems for ...


Mapping the crocodile genome


The first ever genetic linkage map for a non-avian member of the Class Reptilia has been developed. Researchers writing in BMC Genomics have constructed a first-generation genetic linkage map for the saltwater crocodile Crocodylus porosus. Dr Lee Miles, from the University of Sydney, worked with ...


Scientists 'rebuild' giant moa using ancient DNA

Scientists have performed the first DNA-based reconstruction of the giant extinct moa bird, using prehistoric feathers recovered from caves and rock shelters in New Zealand


Researchers from the University of Adelaide and Landcare Research in New Zealand have identified four different moa species after retrieving ancient DNA from moa feathers believed to be at least 2500 years old. The giant birds – measuring up to 2.5 metres and weighing 250 kilograms – were the ...


Fluorotechnics appoints James Walker CEO

Duncan Veal appointed to key role of chief technology officer


Fluorotechnics Limited has appointed James Walker as its new chief executive officer. The appointment is effective immediately and has been made to coincide with the company’s shift to major sales growth. Dr Duncan Veal will step down as CEO and as a director to take over the role of chief ...


‘gelcompany’ becomes new global brand of Fluorotechnics


Fluorotechnics Limited is changing its trading name and product branding to gelcompany. gelcompany is the new trading name for selling products from San Francisco-based The Gel Company, German-based Elektrophorese-Technik GmbH (ETC) and Australian-based Fluorotechnics. Fluorotechnics acquired ...


Whole genome study reveals clues to solving the mystery behind Kawasaki disease


A study looking at the entire human genome has identified new genes that appear to be involved in making some children more susceptible to Kawasaki disease, according to a new international study published in PLoS Genetics . The research team, from The University of Western Australia, the Genome ...


New diagnostic 98% accurate detecting early stage ovarian cancers

2nd generation OvPlex panel completes initial phase II biomarker trial


HealthLinx Limited has completed an initial Phase II biomarker trial on its second generation ovarian cancer diagnostic that has increased the diagnostic efficiency of the panel to 98 per cent for early stage diagnosis. This compares with the world’s most commonly used diagnostic CA125 with ...


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