NATIONAL INNOVATION GAMES GO VIRTUAL TO TACKLE COVID-19 CHALLENGES

The Federal Government’s National Innovation Games are going virtual, with a series of events focussed on addressing challenges stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The first virtual event today will bring together students, clinicians, academics and businesses online to investigate healthcare services for all South Australians. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said thanks…

BACKING AUSSIE MANUFACTURERS TO MODERNISE

The Morrison Government is backing Australian manufacturers to modernise how they do business, with critical investment in small and medium sized businesses in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. 200 projects worth more than $215 million dollars are being supported through the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund (MMF). The Federal Government is contributing $48.3 million. Minister for…

AUSSIE MANUFACTURERS UNITE TO PRODUCE EMERGENCY HOSPITAL BEDS

A group of four Australian-owned and operated manufacturers has teamed up with an international medical technology company and is drawing on local supply chains to manufacture emergency hospital beds in response to COVID-19. Demonstrating the power of Aussie innovation and collaboration, the Australian Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) has helped facilitate the partnership between…

VICTORIAN COMPANY TO PRODUCE THOUSANDS OF LOCALLY-MADE GOWNS

A family-owned Victorian business is the first Australian manufacturer to pivot and produce thousands of medical grade surgical gowns for frontline workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Clets Linen & Co Pty Ltd, which normally specialises in linen and garments for hospitality and other industries, will provide 3,750 disposable isolation gowns to the…

Defence and industry join forces for rapid face shield production

Defence has joined forces with a family-owned South Australian company to rapidly produce face shields for frontline healthcare workers. Designed by Defence Science and Technology Group (DST), Axiom Precision Manufacturing commenced production last week, with 600 of the new face shields already being distributed. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said this…

3000 MORE VENTILATORS DELIVERED TO COVID-19 STOCKPILE

More than 3000 ventilators have been delivered to the Federal Government from Australian manufacturing company ResMed to assist in the response to the coronavirus pandemic. This represents more than half of the 5500 ventilators purchased from ResMed by the Federal Government for the COVID-19 Stockpile. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the…

INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM TO MANUFACTURE 2000 VENTILATORS

A group of Australian manufacturing companies and engineering firms will work together to produce 2,000 invasive ventilators in Australia as part of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Federal Government has reached a $31.3 million agreement with Victorian company Grey Innovation, which is leading an industry consortium to produce the ventilators. Minister for…

CSIRO UPGRADING WORLD CLASS FACILITY TO FIGHT DISEASES LIKE CORONAVIRUS

CSIRO’s work to better understand the virus that leads to COVID-19 and test potential vaccines is being given a substantial boost with a $220 million upgrade of its high containment biosecurity research facility in Geelong. The facility, formerly known as the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), has also been renamed the Australian Centre for Disease…

SA COMPANY TO PRODUCE MASKS IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

A South Australian packaging manufacturer will begin making millions of surgical masks and respirators from its Adelaide factory in the fight to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Federal Government and South Australian Government have reached agreement with Detmold Group to produce 145 million masks – 100 million for the National Medical Stockpile…

Increased flexibility for production of hand sanitiser to bolster supplies

The Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has cut the red tape on the manufacturing of hand sanitiser, whilst maintaining strict safety requirements, to bolster supply in Australia. Currently, there is high demand for hand sanitiser in Australia’s health care system and hospital networks – particularly in rural and regional parts of the country. The…