The Australian chemistry industry has expanded domestic manufacturing to meet demand for a range of products facing shortages. Chemistry Australia CEO Samantha Read said the sector manufactures and supplies raw materials and other products to 108 of 114 industries, which are crucial to supporting and preserving the health of Australians. “Many of our chemical manufacturers … Continue reading Chemical industry expands domestic production
An investment fund for the commercialisation of health and bio-technologies has been launched in South Australia. The Adelaide China Biotech Investment Fund, launched on December 10, will use $45 million in funding to take research out of the labs at the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, and other research institutions and manufacture … Continue reading Foreign investment targets SA biotech sector
Greater opportunities for collaboration between Australian manufacturers and Korean health professionals have opened up, thanks to the South Korean “Innovative Strategy on the Bio-healthy Industry”. The strategy, announced in May this year, aims to develop research and innovation in bio health. The four core elements of the strategy include creating a database of information to … Continue reading Strategy enables biotech partnerships between Australia and Korea
A new absorbable heart device has been recalled by manufacturer Abbott Vascular Australia, after research linked it to increased rates of heart attacks and blood clots. The Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold system is a fully absorbable implanted stent which is used to open blocked coronary arteries. It is in the process of being removed from … Continue reading [UPDATED] Absorbable heart device recalled due to patient heart attacks
Drinking stations and temperature gauges could become the workplace norm as employers find new ways to protect outdoor workers from a changing climate.
Protective clothing and condom make Ansell has cut its full year earnings guidance, as a result of weakening economic conditions and subsequent cuts in orders.
Protective clothing and condom maker Ansell has taken a first strike from shareholders over its executive pay at its annual general meeting.
Protective clothing and condom maker Ansell has announced a $US100 million ($A140 million) share buyback which will take place over the next twelve months.
Manufacturer of condoms and protective clothing Ansell has lifted first half profit by 33.7 per cent, following two major acquisitions.
Condom maker Ansell has filed a claim in the Federal Court which argues that competitor Reckitt Benckiser, maker of Durex condoms, has breached a patent.
Sydney-based health products maker Blackmores expects profit growth after strong sales for the six months to December 31.
Some packaged foods carry misleading information about fruit and vegetable content on their packaging, Cancer Council NSW says.
Ansell’s sales grew by 3 per cent in the first quarter, the company confirmed at its annual general meeting update yesterday.
In the fifth and final part of our Hidden Champions series, Brent Balinski talks to Phillip Butler from Textor about his company’s approach to investing, innovating and growing its output.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recalled another brand of jeans containing a cancer-linked dye from sale.
Hills Holdings, maker of the iconic Hills Hoist clothesline, has continued to divest its manufacturing businesses, selling its LW Gemmell plumbing business and acquiring two healthcare companies.
Health officials are investigating three meat processing plants in New Zealand after meat containing listeria was discovered.