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Victoria gets lion’s share of manufacturing growth fund

Twenty companies will share in almost A$30 million in funding to establish and expand advanced manufacturing activities in Victoria and South Australia, to be allocated under the Federal Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund.

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Melbourne researchers develop light-activated drug delivery for macular degeneration

A new delivery system has been developed to target macular degeneration, by using a special drug that responds to shining light into the eye.

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30-minute heart disease test to detect clogged arteries

A new 30-minute test for coronary artery disease has been devised which reduces the number of invasive tests required to confirm diagnosis.

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Melbourne one of the world’s safest cities

Melbourne has been identified as the fifth safest city in the world by the 2017 Safe Cities Index, a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit.

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New Melbourne research centre to accelerate malaria treatment

The new A$2.5 million Centre for Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination based at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne is set to develop new drugs to treat the tropical scourge of malaria as well as train the next generation of experts in Australia and overseas to treat the persistent disease.

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LATAM Airlines direct Melbourne to Santiago flights

Highlighting the growing relationship between Victoria and Chile, the first  direct flight between Santiago and Melbourne has landed at Tullamarine.

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Indian mobile device Cloud platform pCloudy opens device data centre in Melbourne

Bengaluru-based mobile device Cloud platform pCloudy.com has opened the doors to its new device data centre in Melbourne.

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Global connections strengthened with new Boston office

The State Government of Victoria has expanded its international trade and investment network with the opening of a new US office in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Melbourne hospitals to host world-first cyber trial

Melbourne’s hospitals will soon have cutting-edge cyber-security devices installed to protect medical equipment from being hijacked in a world-first global trial.

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Melbourne shines in latest Global Financial Centres Index

Melbourne has jumped eight ranking places in the latest Global Financial Centres Index, produced in partnership by the China Development Institute (CDI) in Shenzhen and Z/Yen Partners in London.

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Monash University students use 3D printing to build world-first rocket engine

University students in Victoria have used revolutionary 3D printing technology to design, build and test a world-first rocket engine.

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University of Melbourne again ranked as Australia’s top university

The 2018 Times Higher Education: Top 1,000 Universities has once again ranked the University of Melbourne as number one in Australia, moving one spot up to 32nd in the world.

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