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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Melbourne anti-nuclear campaign ICAN

An international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons that originated in Carlton in Melbourne ten years ago has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Peace.

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Direct flights between Melbourne and Sri Lanka

SriLankan Airlines has commenced a direct non-stop flights between Melbourne and Colombo.

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3D implants and robotic surgery set to transform bone cancer treatment

A new Australian research collaboration using 3D implants and robotic surgery is set to change the way tumours and bone cancers are treated.

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German wind energy manufacturer Nordex sets up in Melbourne

A German manufacturer specialising in wind turbines has opened an office in Melbourne to take advantage of growing demand across Victoria.

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French biotech firm ENYO Pharma sets up in Melbourne

A French biopharmaceutical company will open a branch office in Melbourne because of the city’s excellent clinical trials development capabilities.

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CNSDose showcases DNA-guided depression treatment

Melbourne medtech startup CNSDose is leading the way in genetically-guided dosing for the treatment of depression.

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Melbourne’s Anatomics prints 3D body parts for biomedical applications

A Melbourne medical device company is putting Australia on the biomedical map for its ability to produce 3D printed parts for special applications.

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New agreement with Japan to advance regenerative medicine

AusBiotech has signed an international partnership agreement with Japan’s peak body in regenerative medicine.

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2016 census: Australia the best multicultural society

Australians are the most tolerant and welcoming people on earth when it comes to migrants, according to renowned Melbourne demographer and futurist, Bernard Salt.

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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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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 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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