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Stewart Bartlett joins Ferronova as chief executive

Fantastic news as Stewart Bartlett joins Ferronova as chief executive. Stewart is Signostics co-founder and former chief operating officer and has successfully overseen the development of Signostic’s handheld ultrasound bladder

Funding from Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation scheme

Our collaboration with Professor Bernhard Wolfrum at the TUM has received a grant from the 2017 Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation scheme. This award will support joint research aimed at the

Farewell to Vy and Jean

Congratulation to Ana for her Endeavour Award

Congratulation to Ana for being awarded a 2018 Endeavour Research Fellowship!  

Congratulation to Giri for his Fulbright Postgraduate Award

Giri has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Postgraduate Award – congratulation! This will strengthen our collaboration with Professor Eben Rosenthal at Stanford University.

Chih-Tsung awarded his PhD

Congratulation to Chih-Tsung for being awarded his PhD with honors. His thesis is entitled “Amplification of surface plasmon resonance biomolecular binding events: towards improved biosensing based cancer prognostics”.

Chih-Tsung will take a Research Associate position in the group, working closely with Chia Chi to develop organs-on-chip devices.

Funding for the Materials for Brain (M4B) initiative

Congratulation to Prof Christine Selhuber and the other CIs of the Materials for Brain (M4B) initiative for being awarded a grant from the the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). We look forward to collaborate in this exciting project as partner investigators.

Grant application to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

A funding application has been submitted to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the collaboration with Professor Una Ryan from Murdoch University and Drs Paul Monis and Brendon Kind at SA Water. Fingers crossed !

Kyall’s paper to be published in J3M

Congratulation to Kyall for his upcoming article “Low-temperature bonding process for the fabrication of hybrid glass-membrane organ-on-a-chip devices” in the Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS.  

This paper reports on the work Kyall did during his visit at the University of Tokyo on the development of a low-temperature bonding process compatible with the fabrication of glass-based organs on a chip microdevices.

ARC Discovery grant success

Fantastic news today as our ARC Discovery grant has been funded. The project aims at overcoming the technological and conceptual challenges that are
currently preventing the implementation of silicon field-effect transistor biosensors and builds on our successful collaboration with Prof Andreas Offenhaeusser at the Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH.

Excellent outcomes overall for the Future Industries Institute. Unfortunately with a success rate of 17%, many excellent grants were again not funded. More info the ARC web-site.

Our research features in the most recent UniSA Alumni update

As part of the Breast Cancer Awareness month, our research aimed at improving solid tumour staging procedures features in the issue 10 of the UniSA Alumni update. Read the full story here.

CellSorter technology to be installed in the lab

The FACS in a petri technology allows for automated detection of rare cells and their micromanipulation towards single cells genomic and transcriptomic analyses.  This will be the first CellSorter system installed in Australia. More info here.

sort live cells right from the petri dish

Chih-Tsung research to be published in Analytical Chemistry

Congratulation to Chih-Tsung for the acceptance of his paper in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry.

Chih-Tsung article published in J Mat Chem C

Congratulation to Chih-Tsung for the publication of his article “Investigation of plasmonic signal enhancement based on long range surface plasmon resonance with gold nanoparticle tags” in J Mat Chem C. 3 additional manuscripts reporting his PhD work are currently under review or in preparation. The paper can be found here.



Powerhouse investment in Ferronova completed

Powerhouse Ventures Limited (ASX: PVL), the developer of intellectual property based businesses, has completed its first Australian investment into Ferronova Pty Ltd to support the development of our cancer staging system.

Powerhouse specialises in developing and shaping research from Australasian universities into world changing businesses. It has developed a unique approach, providing access to business building expertise, capital, networks, recruitment and ongoing business support. Its portfolio currently comprises 22 early stage to mature businesses founded on university and research institute intellectual property. The company listed on the ASX on October 12th 2016.

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