Australia’s first industry standard biobanking facility will soon be up and running in Melbourne.
Health, MedTech & Pharmaceuticals
Prize win for renewable energy breakthrough
Monash University Professor Doug MacFarlane has taken out the coveted $50,000 veski Victoria Prize for Science & Innovation in physical sciences.
Astrophysicist Alan Duffy unravels the mysteries of science
Swinburne University’s Alan Duffy has taken out the Australian Museum’s 2018 Eureka Prize for science journalism.
Melbourne start-up Atmo Biosciences clinches international prize
A world-first patented electronic capsule developed in Melbourne to help identify gut disorders takes out top spot in an international competition.
STEM spotlight: rural students win big at ‘Robotics Olympics’
Wangaratta secondary students have beaten 600 other teams to take out one of just six highly-coveted 2018 Service Awards at the ‘Robotics Olympics’.
Victoria set to become the nation’s medicinal cannabis hotspot
A $16 million investment is helping position Victoria as the country’s main hub for medicinal cannabis.
Melbourne’s fight against eye health crisis
Laureate Professor Hugh Taylor and his team are working on phasing out preventable blindness in Australia’s Indigenous communities by 2020.
Welcome news: world’s biggest pharma firm sets up Victorian partnering office
Johnson & Johnson Innovation is teaming up with one of Victoria’s top research institutions, Monash University. We find out why.
Winning streak: manufacturing on the rise in Victoria
Victorian manufacturing is on the up. Australian Industry Group (AIG) CEO Innes Willox takes us inside the resilience of our manufacturing sector.
Melbourne’s bid to make malaria history
We speak to Dr Leanne Robinson from the Burnet Institute and Dr Amanda Caples, Victoria’s Lead Scientist, about the eradication of malaria.
Boston calling: meet Victoria’s third Business Ambassador
Victoria’s latest Business Ambassador, Professor Ian Meredith, is opening trade doors in the healthcare space across North America.
A chat with…bionic eye trailblazer, Dr Lauren Ayton
We chart the rise of Dr Lauren Ayton, a 2015 Victoria Fellow recipient who is now a leading bionic eye researcher in New York.
New Victorian Hearing Aid Tech is music to all ears
WATCH THE VIDEO: The Victorian Government is supporting local, world-first technology, giving Victorians better access to affordable hearing.
Indian biotech pioneer appointed second Victorian Business Ambassador
Introducing Victoria’s second Business Ambassador, Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.
Victorian-developed vaccine to save thousands of child deaths per year
Victorian-based scientists have discovered a new vaccine that protects babies from a potentially deadly rotavirus infection.
Five minutes with … Victoria’s Lead Scientist, Dr Amanda Caples
Dr Amanda Caples, appointed as Victoria’s Lead Scientist in mid-2016, walks us through her career and shares her love for all things science.
More opportunities for life science entrepreneurs
Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is establishing a new Innovation Partnering Office with Monash University.
Life Science jobs – just what the doctor ordered
Nutribiotech has chosen Victoria as the location of its fourth global manufacturing facility, creating 150 new jobs in Dandenong South.