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Bio Technology : July 2009
AusBioCONTENTS AusBioWELCOME CEO & Chair Report AusBioFEATURE 06 16 20 34 Industry report: Where biotechnology has been, where it is now and where it’s headed Message from the Victorian minister for innovation Budget 09 delivers for biotech – tax details The times they are a changin’… Australian biotech facing crossroad Could 2009 be a worse year for biotech than 2008? Improving hearing with the evolution of cochlear implants Biotechnology in Australia – Quo Vadis? Diseases of ageing: How biotechnology is lengthening and enhancing our lives Biotechnology advances for age-related vision loss Aiming for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease AusBioTALK ABBA-winning scientist aims for more discoveries and improved speed to market Queensland’s newest health research precinct sets the PACE NCRIS AusMEDTECH New Australian IVD regulations by year’s end? AusMedtech Vic Report AusBioBUSINESS Grant scheme opens for aspiring and current exporters AusBioSTOCK SPOTLIGHT AusBioINTERNATIONAL Our neighbouring industries BIO: world’s largest biotech convention held in Atlanta AusBioEVENTS AusBiotech launches BioProCourses professional development Another success: AusMedtech 2009 Gaining a competitive advantage through design thinking CSIRO’s Future Manufacturing Flagship targets biomedical AusBioSTATES State updates AusBioSTUDENTS AusBiotech Student Association report Seeking Australia’s top life science students BioFutures forum, for the future of biotechnology AusBioNEWSBOARD Is finding your ‘bullet proof vest’ the key to the corner office? AusBiotech makes new appointment to team AusBioPEOPLE Sector on the move New member profiles Corporate and institute members of AusBiotech AusBiotech staff and office bearers Advertiser Index Sypharma Perficio Biotechnology Victoria Quintiles 37 38 38 44 44 46 48 48 50 52 54 56 56 60 60 62 63 64 64 65 66 66 67 71 73 4 4 6 6 10 12 16 18 20 22 24 26 27 28 30 30 31 32 34 34 36 2 5 11 15 Mayne Hospira Sypharma (Advertorial) Keystone Symposia RDDT 19 21 23 29 AusBiotech Business Solutions Program BioShares 49 61 ISSN 1036 7128 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted in any form or by any other means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission in writing of the publishers. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication, the publishers assume no responsibility for errors or omissions or any consequences or reliance on this publication. The opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the editor or the publisher. © 2009 Australasian Biotechnology is the official journal of AusBiotech Australia’s Biotechnology Organisation. Australasian Biotechnology reports on research and business news within the biotechnology arena. Publisher’s Disclaimer The information, opinions and advice in this journal are given in good faith and, while all care has been exercised to ensure that the information is accurate, no responsibility can be accepted for errors, or loss or damage from business decisions arising from the use of information contained in this publication, and the publishers hereby exclude all liability be it contractual tortious or otherwise. AusBiotech Level 1, 322 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Vic 3144, Tel: (03) 9828 1400, Fax: (03) 9824 5188, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www:ausbiotech.org Editorial Contributions – Lorraine Chiroiu, Communications Manager Tel: (03) 9828 1414, Fax: (03) 9824 5188, Email: email@example.com Advertising – Andrew Jackson – Digital Image, Level 2, 9 Inkerman Street, St Kilda, Vic 3182, Tel: (03) 9537 0588 Fax: (03) 9537 0577, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Volume 19 • Number 2 • July 2009 Australasian BioTechnology 3