ABIC 2015 This year’s Agricultural Bioscience International Conference found a welcoming home in Melbourne, Australia. Multinationals such as Bayer CropScience, Monsanto, Syngenta, and Pepsi, mingled with research groups and businesses from Australasia including CSIRO, AgResearch, and a full complement of universities. The three-day conference explored the thorny issues around innovation in agritech, its global applications, and public perception….

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Part four of our four-part spotlight on Australia. In this series of short articles, we profile Australia and three of its main cities for life sciences innovation: Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney. New South Wales is home to approximately 200 life science companies and exports over AUD2 billion (USD1.4 billion) in pharmaceuticals and medical devices annually….

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Part three of our four-part spotlight on Australia. In this series of short articles, we profile Australia and three of its main cities for life sciences innovation: Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney.   Queensland, and its capital city Brisbane, are well known both in Australia and globally for their strengths in pre-farm gate technology, tropical health,…

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Part two of our four-part spotlight on Australia. In this series of short articles, we profile Australia and three of its main cities for life sciences innovation: Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney. Melbourne is globally recognised for its strengths in clinical trials, stem cell research and cancer therapies. Greater Melbourne includes 27 biotechnology research institutes, nine…

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