The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-05-19T05:00:48Z Australian based temperature sensor manufacturer assists in times of crisis 2020-05-19T05:00:48Z australian-based-temperature-sensor-manufacturer-assists-in-times-of-crisis Australian owned temperature sensor manufacturer, Pyrosales, is operating at critical capacity during the current COVID-19 pandemic. As Australia’s longest established manufacturers of precision temperature, level and flow measurement gauges, sensors and instrumentation, as well as calibration devices, they are helping out the essential services in need. When it comes to the Australian essential services, Pyrosales has always worked with them, even before the pandemic. Assisting with supply and manufacture for the Medical Industry, the most common products are the infrared thermometer to measure the temperature of individuals in a quick and accurate manner and thermal imaging devices that can detect variations in temperature of individuals. Hospitals and private medical businesses can rely on the team at Pyrosales to supplying refrigeration temperature equipment for medicines, blood and IVF storage as well as maintaining the equipment for sterilization, and of course food temperature control. They are also working to help our aged care facilities to control the temperature of their food and medicine. Pyrosales continue to help out the essential services by ensuring food plant manufacturers have adequate thermocouples, RKC temperature controllers, temperature and pressure gauges to maintain food production. “We have solutions for businesses to monitor their employees for fever temperature. Companies are investigating new ways to measure for the virus to reduce the spread into their workplace. Pyrosales has many products to suit any businesses requirements whether it is to meet the volume of employees, their price range or on-site technology. We not only supply to the medical and industrial market, we are also seeing an increase in demand for people to use in their homes,” said our CEO, John Shanahan. With many businesses in Australia struggling in the current climate, it is positive to see an Australian owned business working not only to help those who need it but are helping boost the economy and keep people in jobs. About Pyrosales Pyrosales is Australia’s longest established and largest manufacturers of precision temperature, level and flow measurement gauges, sensors and instrumentation, as well as calibration devices. The company has developed a reputable position in Australia and internationally as a leading provider of specialist design, manufacture and repair services, especially in applications involving extreme heat conditions. Proudly Australian-owned, Pyrosales has operations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane as well as in South America, China and the United States. The company remains a leading exporter of temperature sensors to Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, India, China, Belgium, Germany, Malaysia, Zambia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and South America. Pyrosales now has 28 employees, with many having been with the company for 20 years or more. Their knowledge and understanding of the customers’ requirements ensure that a solution for their temperature needs can be provided no matter the difficulty. This service to Australian Industry has both been recognised and rewarded as recipients of business awards and finalist selections: Winner - 2009 Suncorp Business of the YearWinner - 2009 Suncorp Award for Excellence in Developing an Export MarketFinalist - 2009 Australian Institute of Export - Premier's NSW Export Awards Finalist - 2018 Australian Institute of Export - Premier's NSW Export Awards ACROMAG – NEW SFF Embedded Computer Mates COM Express Type 10 CPU with Four Industrial I/O Modules for Signal Processing and Control Tasks 2020-04-23T04:22:21Z acromag-new-sff-embedded-computer-mates-com-express-type-10-cpu-with-four-industrial-i-o-modules-for-signal-processing-and-control-tasks-1 Acromag introduces a new rugged, small form factor (SFF) embedded computer system with modular I/O for signal processing, communication, and control functions. The ARCX1100 is optimised for size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) with a COM Express Type 10 CPU and four slots for Acromag’s plug-in AcroPack® I/O modules. Overall size with an integrated removable SSD bay is just 19.3 x 19.3 x 8.2 cm and 2kg. Fanless, extended temperature operation from -40 to 71°C is supported with an Intel® Atom® E3950 (Apollo Lake) processor and four AcroPack I/O modules installed. Peripherals include two RJ45 gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0, two RS232, mini DisplayPort, and audio ports, plus M.2 and SATA data storage connectors. Four 68-pin VHDCI connectors securely route field I/O to the AcroPack modules without any loose internal cables to interface a mix of analogy, digital, serial, FPGA, avionics, and other I/O signals. Designed for defence, industrial, and mobile embedded computing systems, the ARCX1100 is ideal for test & measurement, data acquisition & control, communication, avionics, simulation, and signal processing applications. The rugged design is engineered to withstand 50g shock and 5g vibration. More than 25 AcroPack modules are available to perform A/D, D/A, discrete I/O, RS232/485, MIL-STD-1553, CAN bus, Gigabit Ethernet, and other functions. Third-party mPCIe modules are supported for use in the AcroPack slots. Power is sourced from a 10-36V DC supply. A water-resistant connector cover is also available to seal and secure the cabling. Compact, rugged, and extremely versatile, the ARCX1100 provides high-performance embedded computing in a simple, affordable package. The modular design combining a low-power mini COM Express processor with up to four AcroPack I/O modules offers unprecedented flexibility and upgrade-ability without compromising reliability. AcroPack mezzanine modules improve on the mini PCI Express by adding a down-facing 100-pin connector that securely routes the I/O through a carrier card to its integrated external connectors; therefore, eliminating internal cables and metalwork modifications. Carrier cards for rackmount, field-deployable, industrial chassis, desktop, and small mezzanine computing platforms let you combine up to four I/O function modules on one computer board. More than 25 models are available for data acquisition, signal processing, test & measurement, command/control, and network communication applications. Furthermore, software tools support embedded applications running on Linux®, Windows®, or VxWorks® operating systems.   ACROMAG is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics Australian Company Bigmate Launches “Thermy™” - Thermal Screening to Detect People with Elevated Temperatures 2020-04-02T04:54:37Z australian-company-bigmate-launches-thermytm-thermal-screening-to-detect-people-with-elevated-temperatures Brisbane, Australia –April 2, 2020 Brisbane based computer vision leader Bigmate, today announced the commercial availability of a pre-screening solution using thermal imaging, which immediately detects elevated temperatures of people entering or leaving workplaces in real time. Unique in its ability to scale, “Thermy” can be quickly and easily deployed in a wide range of facilities, including factories, territorial borders, warehouses, government and private offices, and any location where people are moving through entrances and walkways. Thermy uses thermal cameras and advanced analytics to provide a pre-screening observational solution which helps identify people who present the risk of an abnormal temperature. Persons in question could have their core body temperature validated, utilising the organisation’s normal medical and/or Operational Health and Safety procedures. Mark Shield, Bigmate’s Managing Director, said; “With Thermy, organisations can create a pre-screening detection system to identify people with skin-elevated temperatures, which in turn minimises the risk of impact to workplace environments. Keeping workers safe is what Bigmate is all about and this technology can assist businesses keep their workplace healthy and productive. We are excited that this industry leading product has been developed in Brisbane and proud we are able to do our small part at this challenging time.” Thermy is able to identify a ‘true skin view’ even when the subject may have a beard, a hard hat, or a protective suit which covers the body - or other features which often reduce the ability to take an accurate reading from traditional thermal camera-based solutions. Thermy also eliminates the problem of ‘flaring’ which occurs when an image is recorded in places of extreme temperature variation, by removing the background object from any analysis, focusing on the person. Thermy can also operate at scale, by detecting one or many people with elevated temperatures simultaneously. This is one of Thermy’s market-leading innovations. Thermy also utilises “edge” network services so it can still function if a network connection fails. Thermy is based on Bigmate’s “Warny” solution, which uses sophisticated computer vision algorithms developed over a number of years, to protect people working around dangerous machines, such as forklifts, trucks or industrial cutting machines. Warny is used by some of Australia’s leading industrial companies to detect instances of spontaneous combustion of materials, overheating of equipment and fires in the workplace. Warny features a number of globally-leading innovations. For example, it is unique in its ability to create distance measurement from one camera, through Bigmate’s industry leading software. This allows for the extremely accurate measurement of individual skin temperature, social distancing, and people counting. One of the ways in which Thermy logically extends Warny’s capabilities is by using thermal cameras, providing real time information through dashboards, hosted in Australia on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for remote viewing and trend analysis. If someone with an elevated temperature profile is identified, an alert will be sent via multiple media, aligned to the company’s workplace health and privacy policies. “Thermy is not intended to be a medical apparatus. It is observational technology but it is designed to play a critical role in helping organisations speed up their ability to protect workers and their families in the fight against highly contagious virus outbreaks such as COVID19, the everyday day flu and beyond,” said Mr Shield. About Bigmate: Established in Queensland, Australia in 1996, Brisbane based Bigmate is a business outcome focused technology and services company. Over that time Bigmate has established a proven record in the provision of critical risk management solutions using computer vision and industrial sensors. Our focus is keeping workers safe using technology, which in turn helps to drive productivity in some of Australia’s largest companies, government and local government. Bigmate is an Amazon Web Services Partner, providing Bigmate with access to AWS’ industry leading services, its scale, flexibility and speed to market. For further information or an interview please contact Peter Witts Sydney Director, Technology Navigate Communication Ph + 61 477 274 412 peter@navigatecommunication.com.au BOC and EWM celebrate decade with Industry 4.0 events 2020-03-03T01:07:51Z boc-and-ewm-celebrate-decade-with-industry-4-0-events Leading gas and engineering company BOC, a subsidiary of Linde plc, celebrated 10 years of partnership with EWM through a series of February events showcasing the latest welding innovations to Australian fabricators and businesses. In partnership with Weld Australia, BOC customers and members of Weld Australia attended ‘Discover the Welding 4.0 revolution’ which featured live welding demonstrations by digital welding experts from EWM, a global market leader in welding technology. Tony Newnham, Head of SPW Group & BOC Welding Business said the event demonstrated how Welding 4.0 techniques can improve profitability and quality for Australian welders. “Welding technology is undergoing revolutionary change with the emergence of more automation and data exchange between machines. “Whether it’s small fabrication jobs or automated robotic applications, BOC understands the need to keep our customers up to speed on the latest developments in digital welding. These technologies are revolutionising how welders deliver quality jobs. Welding operations of all sizes can increase production efficiencies and save money. “We are delighted to have our long-standing partner EWM deliver training in Australia and demonstrate their new range of Titan welding equipment, designed to future-proof welding operations for industry 4.0.” Supervisory Board, President of EWM, Susanne Szczesny-Oßing says that shared values and BOC’s expertise has been key to the successful partnership. “BOC’s technical expertise in welding and EWM’s passion for technology are the perfect combination to help our customers on their journey through this digital revolution. “Welding 4.0 has many benefits such as increased quality welds and improved production efficiency. The customers who attended the event in Sydney got exclusive demonstrations on how welding 4.0 can help them improve efficiencies in their own welding businesses. “To date, our trusted partnership with BOC has led to almost 15,000 EWM welding machines currently being used by customers in Australia and New Zealand, and we look forward to building on this partnership in the future. “The implementation of i4.0 advanced welding technology into Australian manufacturing will deliver significant improvements in profitability, efficiency and quality, “said Geoff Crittenden, CEO of Weld Australia. “Importantly, it will also make our manufacturing more internationally competitive and lead to industry growth and higher employment,” Crittenden said. New product from EWM As the exclusive distributor of leading German welding brand EWM, BOC now offers EWM’s new range of Titan welding equipment that features Rapid Response Control (RRC), intelligent monitoring and real-time welding data to ensure the highest levels of quality and efficiency. EWM demonstrated their new range of Titan welding equipment to BOC customers and Weld Australia members and will showcase it at a similar event in Brisbane on February 26th. EWM’s Titan welding equipment is now available in Australia. For more information ring 131 262 or visit www.boc.com.au. -ENDS- About BOC: BOC is a subsidiary of Linde plc which supplies compressed and bulk gases, chemicals and equipment around the globe. The company develops safe, sustainable and innovative solutions for customers in many specialty sectors, heavy industry and medical environments. For more than a century the company's gases and expertise have contributed to advances in industry and everyday life, including steelmaking, refining, chemical processing, environmental protection, wastewater treatment, welding and cutting, food processing and distribution, glass production, electronics and health care. For further information, see www.boc.com.au. About Linde: Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2019 sales of $28 billion (€25 billion). We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet. The company serves a variety of end markets including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions. For more information about the company and its products and services, please visit www.linde.com Further enquiries: Cora Lanigan clanigan@primary-pr.com 0410 206 634 Microba co-founder and gut analysis expert to head microbiome research at QUT 2020-02-28T04:47:38Z microba-co-founder-and-gut-analysis-expert-to-head-microbiome-research-at-qut Professor Tyson is a leading expert in environmental and human microbiome analysis, with a career in microbiology spanning across more than 20 years within Australia and the United States. In 2017, Professor Tyson with co-founder Professor Philip Hugenholtz, established Brisbane biotech Microba. Professor Tyson was also most recently the Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics (ACE) at The University of Queensland and has had more than a hundred papers published in reputable journals in the space. Professor Tyson will lead microbiome research projects and take up an appointment as a Professor within the School of Biomedical Sciences at QUT as they look to expand their microbiome research capabilities. Professor Tyson said he looked forward to bringing microbiome research excellence to QUT and also setting up the framework for world-leading microbiome course content for future budding microbiologists and bioinformaticians. “The public awareness of the importance of microbiome is increasing, and our aim is to understand the role that different microorganisms play in health and disease states,” he said. “Making microbiome research accessible to more Australian researchers and also bringing knowledge to future students is key to seeing our understanding grow to the point where we will see diagnostics and therapeutics developed that will have a global impact. “Ensuring that momentum continues in this important health space is integral to a future where those with diseases with links to bacteria living on or in them have access to quick and effective diagnostics, and life-changing therapeutics.” Microba CEO Blake Wills said he was pleased to see Professor Tyson take up the new role at QUT and lead a team of microbiome-focused researchers. “We are very proud of Gene and his contributions to microbiome research, including our ongoing work at Microba in developing diagnostics and therapeutics for conditions such as IBD,” he said. “I look forward to seeing Gene’s expertise continue to inspire both students and researchers within microbiome research and Australia’s tertiary curriculum.” QUT Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Margaret Sheil said she was pleased Professor Tyson had joined the team at the university. “Professor Tyson has been a leader in microbiome research and it will be exciting for our students to work with him and his team,” Professor Sheil said. Microba has assisted more than 10,000 Australians to explore their gut bacteria since 2018 and received the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Award for Product Innovation in 2019.   ENDS MRI PRO ANNOUNCES GLOBAL RESELLER AGREEMENT WITH SIEMENS HEALTHINEERS 2020-02-18T21:40:47Z mri-pro-announces-global-reseller-agrement-with-siemens-healthineers PEPconnect (Personalized Education Plan), an online platform providing thousands of learning modules on imaging and laboratory diagnostics, now offers access to additional education content to meet the holistic needs of the healthcare professional. With flexible technology, now everyone from the institution to the individual can have access to education in a single space, including product focused, clinical, and beyond. The first subscription offering MRI PRO, with a library of 300 PIRADS scored multi parametric prostate MRI cases, is now available on PEPconnect.   MRI PRO Co-Founder & Chairman, Assoc Prof Jeremy Grummet MBBS, MS, FRACS, said: “As an organisation, we are committed to improve the safety, precision, and efficiency of prostate cancer biopsy, and recognise the hugely important role MRI diagnostics can play. However, ensuring all healthcare professionals can gain the necessary experience to maximise the value of this methodology within the prostate cancer pathway, is key. We are pleased to partner with Siemens Healthineers with the aim of improving the overall patient experience and delivering the best possible health outcomes.”   MRI PRO is an e-learning platform that trains radiologists, urologists and trainee specialists through online case-based learning-by-doing, complete with full histological verification for instant feedback. The program offers quality images validated against the standard of tissue histopathology, and provides the opportunity to earn CME and CPD points. All cases on MRI PRO are acquired and reported to PIRADS v.2 specifications.  Users submit their answers on PIRADS score, location of index lesions and staging information for each case, and get instant feedback, including access to the actual histo pathology report. MRI PRO is uniquely positioned to have a significant impact on the way that doctors diagnose the disease and manage the treatment of men. MRI PRO is also accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists to earn CME points. Developed in Australia for radiologists and urologists around the world, MRI PRO is the world's largest online trainer in prostate MRI. Team of the world's top experts from universities including Cambridge, Stanford, University of California San Francisco and New York University have advised on the program.  For more information, or to see the tool in action, head to www.mripro.io How To Find the best App Development Company in Melbourne 2020-02-18T12:26:06Z how-to-find-the-best-app-development-company-in-melbourne There are several options that you can choose from when it comes to app development in Melbourne. It is now possible for people from different parts of the world to share and use applications using the mobile Internet and electronic communication devices. These days, popular mobile phone makers are not making money in manufacturing cell phones; instead, they are developing apps for the new generation of users. Some companies are paying hundreds of dollars to developers to make software for their apps, in return, these companies will get exclusive rights to a mobile phone model. One of the best ways to develop an app in Melbourne is to work with a professional developer who can design the app and run it on a mobile device, including an Android or iOS device. There are plenty of companies that offer mobile app development services in Melbourne. If you prefer an e-mailed version of the app, developers can also do that for you. One of the advantages of mobile app development in Melbourne is that you will have the option to use a mobile phone which is similar to a normal cellphone and run it on the Internet. All you need to have is the physical access to a PC and you can run the app on any platform that has a web browser. Finding a mobile application development company in Melbourne is simple. Just search the Internet and you will see several results that may be useful to you. You must spend some time evaluating each of them so that you can select the best one for your business. One of the things that you will need to consider when choosing a mobile app development company is the price. They may charge you according to the number of lines of code they need to develop your app, how much money they expect to spend on your design, and whether they are willing to give you access to their servers. All of these factors should be taken into consideration before selecting the best one. Another factor that you will need to consider when you are selecting a mobile app development service is the expertise of the developer. Do not get too emotional about the cost or the price and just do your due diligence to find out about their experience and training. If you are very experienced with mobile app development, then you can ask questions. Find out what the company's policy is with regards to rebates, refunds, and other terms and conditions. If you cannot find answers to your questions, then it is best to find another company. You can also ask the developer about how to pay for the work they have done. Usually, you have to pay monthly or quarterly for their services, so consider this when you are choosing a developer. If you have your budget set, and you know you are comfortable with the price, then choose a developer that has a lower price because he has more experience. Mobile app development in Melbourne offers a lot of opportunities to you. The app you develop will be used by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world and can earn you a lot of money in the process. MRI PRO & BXTACCELYON ON A MISSION TO COMBAT INACCURATE DIAGNOSIS OF PROSTATE CANCER 2020-02-11T01:56:43Z mri-pro-amp-bxtaccelyon-on-a-mission-to-combat-inaccurate-diagnosis-of-prostate-cancer With high-level evidence[1] now confirming prostate MRI’s place in the diagnostic process of prostate cancer detection, as well as adoption of the methodology in NICE[2], EAU[3], AUA[4] and national and international urology and radiology guidelines, demand for healthcare professionals experienced in interpreting and accurate reporting of MRI scans is skyrocketing. Gaining the experience that is required for accurate interpretation of prostate MRI is essential, l but is difficult to obtain without the availability of immediate histological feedback. MRI PRO addresses this global, unmet need.   MRI PRO is a subscription-based e-learning platform that allows healthcare professionals to test themselves on 300 of the highest quality histology-verified prostate MRI cases. All cases on MRI PRO are acquired and reported to PIRADS v.2 specifications, including access to histology reports.  Users submit their answers on PIRADS score, location of index lesions and staging information for each case, and get instant feedback on how they did, including access to the actual biopsy report. MRI PRO is uniquely positioned to have a significant impact on the way that doctors diagnose the disease and manage the treatment of men.   MRI PRO is also accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists to earn CME points.   MRI PRO Co-Founder & Chairman, Assoc Prof Jeremy Grummet MBBS, MS, FRACS, said: “As an organisation, we are committed to improve the safety, precision, and efficiency of prostate cancer biopsy, and recognise the hugely important role MRI diagnostics can play. However, ensuring all healthcare professionals can gain the necessary experience to maximise the value of this methodology within the prostate cancer pathway, is key. These are values which are also closely mirrored by the team at BXTAccelyon; their approach to training whole prostate cancer teams in the PrecisionPoint biopsy device is one we welcome, and are keen to mirror. We are pleased to partner with BXTAccelyon with the aim of improving the overall patient experience and delivering the best possible health outcomes.”   Saheed Rashid, Managing Director, BXTAccelyon, adds: “Earlier and better detection of prostate cancer is proven to widen the available treatment options to patients, which will improve outcomes whilst reducing potential adverse side-effects and / or relapse. In recent years, we have made great strides in transforming traditional biopsy techniques, however, it is still the case that we currently diagnose cancers that are harmless, leading to unnecessary investigations and operations, and we miss cancers that are harmful.    “Prostate MRI represents the next stage in prostate cancer diagnosis, but there is an unmet demand for education and training in MRI imaging and interpretation by urologist and radiologist. BXTAccelyon is therefore delighted to be the global distribution partner for this online learning platform that is paving the way for MRI education.” Made in Australia for radiologists and urologists around the world, MRI PRO is the world's largest online trainer in prostate MRI. A team of the world's top experts from universities including Cambridge, Stanford, University of California San Francisco and New York University have advised on the program.  For more information, or to see the tool in action, head to www.mripro.io   About MRI PRO PTY LTD: MRI PRO is a world’s industry standard online prostate MRI training tool designed to help doctors and health care professionals required to accurately diagnose prostate cancer scans from MRI machines and to learn how best to interpret these images.  For media enquiries and/or high-resolution images please contact alext@mripro.io [1] https://prostatecanceruk.org/about-us/projects-and-policies/mpmri [2] https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng131/chapter/Recommendations [3] https://uroweb.org/guideline/prostate-cancer/ [4] https://www.auanet.org/guidelines/mri-of-the-prostate-sop Microba founder next VP of international Society 2020-01-08T01:51:09Z microba-founder-next-vp-of-international-society Prof Hugenholtz is widely known in the microbiology field as a leading researcher and was recently announced in the Clarivate Analytics 2019 Highly Cited Researchers List in two fields; Microbiology and Biology & Biochemistry. Prof Hugenholtz said it was an honour to have been voted in for the role and he looked forward to contributing from 2020 onwards. “Having worked in microbial ecology for many years now, I am excited to have been chosen by my peers for this important role, which will give me a chance to help shape the field in the coming years” he said. “Microbiology and microbial ecology in particular have really gained momentum in the last decades due to incredible technological advances, most conspicuously in the area of the human microbiome,  leading to a greater awareness of gut health in the public domain.” The research that launched the world-leading microbiome analysis technology of Microba was formed from Prof Hugenholtz and Professor Gene Tyson’s work at The University of Queensland. Both are co-founders of Microba and lend their high level of knowledge and expertise to ongoing research and discoveries. Prof Hugenholtz will start his term in August 2020, following ISME18 – the Society’s 2020 conference in Cape Town. ISME is a non-profit, membership organisation which promotes microbial ecology and connects those working in the field. Microba CEO Blake Wills said he was very pleased to see Prof Hugenholtz acknowledged as a leader in his field. “At Microba, we appreciate the exceptional skill and knowledge of both our co-founders, and we congratulate Phil on his appointment and look forward to supporting his endeavours as he continues his work with Microba here in Brisbane,” he said. ENDS.        Microba-empowered study investigates link between gut health and allergy in infants 2019-12-15T23:42:43Z microba-empowered-study-investigates-link-between-gut-health-and-allergy-in-infants Microba awarded Curtin University PhD Candidate, Jacquelyn Jones with a $10,000 research grant to empower her research with a team from multiple research institutions. For the first time, a team of researchers will examine the impact of prebiotic supplementation in maternal diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding to prevent allergic diseases in babies. Microba is supporting a sub-study to perform a detailed analysis of the gut microbiome of some infants to track how the prebiotics given to their mothers during pregnancy may have an impact on their baby’s microbiome. Detailed analysis of the infant gut microbiome may identify gut-derived factors that influence the healthy development of the infant immune system. The study utilises some of the stool samples from participants enrolled in the SYMBA study, operating out of the Joondalup Health Campus in Western Australia as part of the ORIGINS Birth Cohort Project. Microba CEO Blake Wills said that the research grants were awarded to three shortlisted candidates, with the aim of seeing a tangible impact through investment in clinical research. “At Microba, we are focused on making a global impact in gut health and overall health,” he said. “We are committed to empowering Australian researchers to find the best ways to improve gut health for Australians and, in turn, the world.” PhD candidate Jacquelyn Jones said that “it is our hope that this study will show us how the infant gut microbiome develops and how autoimmune diseases such as allergy occur throughout this process. “To better understand the interactions that can occur in response to therapeutic intervention such as prebiotics, we will capture this data which will assist us in interpreting the shifts in this complex system.” Microba continues to partner with local and international groups to assist with groundbreaking research to bring their mission of ‘Bringing science to life’ and making a real impact across the globe to fruition. ENDS FlipRobot E310 Plus - The First and Only to Offer AIoT Combining Artificial Intelligence with the Internet of Things 2019-12-04T00:12:24Z fliprobot-e310-plus-the-first-and-only-to-offer-aiot-combining-artificial-intelligence-with-the-internet-of-things-1 Sydney, New South Wales – 2019   ·        Local Australian company is the first to offer AIoT revolutionary robotic model. ·        The latest in Artificial Intelligence technology on offer. ·        Company offers the ultimate formula for success.   Local Australian company, Actura has just released its FlipRobot E310 Plus model. The company is the first and only to offer AIoT technology – combining artificial intelligence with the internet of things. The latest in technology is on offer for students to develop their STEAM robotic learning skills. Talent can only grow when the right tools are provided and the latest in Actura’s FlipRobot AIoT technology provides students with the best technology to develop their robotic, coding and technical skills. Local company Actura, with its leading FlipRobot hardware and software is the leading robotics and coding technology solution provider. With the AIoT technology on offer through its FlipRobot robotic models - combining two technologies that dominate the technology industry – the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Actura is a stand-out in the STEAM education field, particularly with the release of is E310 Plus model. The convergence of AI and IoT is set to redefine the future of industrial automation and lead to the industry 4.0 revolution. In context of FlipRobot and its practical applications, the cutting-edge technology of AIoT means an algorithm can be designed that when one robot’s humidity sensor’s reading exceeds a certain value, then four other robots move to their designated locations. In agricultural settings, this enables things like machine-to-machine communication to avoid adverse weather conditions, for example, cyclones. Through robotic sensors, and cloud-based modules, the possibilities are endless – visual recognition and voice recognition all become possibilities. With FlipRobot’s E310 Plus Bluetooth module, students are able to upload code anytime, wirelessly on either their desktop, laptop or ipad (with all FlipRobot products). With many educational learning factors, students will be able to appreciate the considerations that companies must content with. These issues in the near future include latency, power, security and privacy concerns. This will provide students with insight for discussion in the classroom. FlipRobot’s STEAM robotics solution helps students develop the capabilities of creativity, critical-thinking, collaboration, cooperation and communication to overcome challenges for the 21st century. IoT and AI are two independent technologies that have a significant impact on multiple industry verticals. While IoT is the digital nervous system, AI becomes the brain that makes decisions which control the overall system. The powerful combination of AI and IoT brings us AIoT – Artificial Intelligence of Things, that delivers intelligent and connected systems that are capable of self-correcting and self-healing themselves. The promise of AIoT involves examining the evolution of connected systems. Cloud computing provides three key aspects to connect systems – connectivity, storage and computing. Apart from machine-to-machine messages to each other, these devices send telemetry data to the cloud that was ingested and stored centrally.   As the leading provider of robotics and coding technology in the STEAM education area, Actura’s release of the FlipRobot E310 Plus model hardware and accompanying software sets the tone for the future of technology and innovation; with cutting-edge technology on offer. Students will be able to be empowered for their future success through utilising this latest technology. Actura is a strong proponent of the belief that talent can only grow when the right tools are provided – and being able to release the latest in AIoT technology makes Actura a stand-out in its field.   “Actura’s formula to help students achieve future success is: success = talent + Attitude + passion + opportunity. Our strategy is working. We continue to provide and release that latest in hardware and robotics technology to facilitate students to harness their talent”. Charles Chung, CEO, Actura Established in Australia in 2014, Actura provides the leading STEAM learning solution comprising of in-class to out-of-class solutions. Actura is the exclusive global partner of the California Association for STEAM Education (CASE). Headquartered in Cupertino, California, CASE was established by educators, industry leaders and entrepreneurs to advocate excellence in STEAM education through the development and implementation of innovative in-classroom curriculum and extra-curricular education programs.     Download Logos, Photos and Videos:   Media File   Contact: Actura Australia Nerilee Chen – Marketing and Communications Specialist  Phone: 1300 303 402 | Mobile: 0422 071 905 Email: nerilee.chen@actura.com.au      Company Name: Actura Australia Company Address: Sydney Office - Suite 2B, Level 2, 802 Pacific Highway, Gordon, NSW, 2072 Phone Number: 1300 303 402 Email Address: media@actura.com.au Website Address: http://www.actura.com.au     Rocket Lab Named as Gold Sponsor of Actura's OneWorld Robotics Competition 2019-12-03T04:24:03Z rocket-lab-named-as-gold-sponsor-of-actura-s-oneworld-robotics-competition-1 Auckland, NEW ZEALAND – November 2019     Local Australian company, Actura has recently secured Rocket Lab, the New Zealand-founded global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, as honorary Gold Sponsor of Actura’s OneWorld Robotics Competition. Rocket Lab builds and launches rockets dedicated to carrying small satellites to space. Rocket Lab has delivered 40 satellites to low Earth orbit on the Electron launch vehicle, enabling operations in space debris mitigation, Earth observation, ship and airplane tracking and radio communications. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, Rocket Lab designs and manufactures the Electron launch vehicle, and Photon – an in-house designed and built customizable satellite platform. Together, Electron and Photon offer an all-inclusive spacecraft build and launch service for Rocket Lab customers. Rocket Lab operates launch sites in Mahia, New Zealand and Wallops Island, Virginia. Rocket Lab has been signed as honorary Gold Sponsor of Actura’s global robotics competition that is set to commence in mid-November the OneWorld Robotics Competition. The competition will bring together students from around the world, from New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Singapore and Australia. The students will grapple with the competition category of “Smart Cities” – dealing with such issues as global emissions, transport, travel, environmental impact and a consideration of the Autonomous Vehicle (AV) in alleviating the problems of our cities. As the Gold Sponsor, Rocket Lab will be present at the Auckland competition to judge the award entries and will have a Special Award (dedicated in the name of the company). Actura is delighted to have Rocket Lab be the honorary Gold Sponsor of the OneWorld Robotics Competition. “We are delighted that Rocket Lab have been named as the Gold Sponsor of Actura’s OneWorld Robotics Competition for 2019. This will be a terrific addition to our inaugural global robotics competition”. Charles Chung, CEO, Actura A career in the aerospace industry can represent the pinnacle of STEAM education, and as the company operating the world’s only commercial small launch vehicle dedicated to small satellites, roles within Rocket Lab are highly sought after.   Established in Australia in 2014, Actura provides the leading STEAM learning solution comprising of in-class to out-of-class solutions. The FlipRobot range provides the ultimate robotic STEAM learning solution for the in-class environment. For the out-of-class solution, the CASE Space School International Study Program aims to deliver the best STEAM experience at the most inspiring organisation, NASA. With offices in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, China and with further international expansion on the horizon, Actura continues to seek to achieve its mission on a global scale. Download Logos, Photos and Videos:   Media Resources   Contact: Actura Australia Nerilee Chen – Marketing and Communications Specialist  Phone: 1300 303 402 | Mobile: 0422 071 905 Email: nerilee.chen@actura.com.au     Company Name: Actura Australia Company Address: Sydney Office - Suite 2B, Level 2, 802 Pacific Highway, Gordon, NSW, 2072 Phone Number: 1300 303 402 Email Address: media@actura.com.au Website Address: www.actura.com.au Website Address: www.actura.co.nz Rocket Lab: www.rocketlabusa.com OneWorld Robotics Competition: www.oneworldrobotics.com Pheburane Listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme 2019-11-28T10:13:34Z pheburane-listed-on-the-pharmaceutical-benefits-scheme Pheburane Listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme MELBOURNE, Australia, December 1st, 2019 – Orpharma Pty Ltd. and Lucane Pharma SA. are pleased to announce the listing of Pheburane on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Pheburane will be funded from the 1st December 2019 for the treatment of Urea Cycle Disorders (UCDs).   Pheburane was approved by Australia’s TGA in May 2017 for the treatment of UCDs. Listing on the PBS will make the product readily available to all patients diagnosed with the condition. The Product Information can be accessed here. The Consumer Medicine Information can be accessed here.   Pheburane is an improved formulation of Sodium Phenylbutyrate, a standard treatment for UCD patients to remove ammonia. Sodium phenylbutyrate has a very strong bitter and salty taste which may compromise compliance to treatment, especially in children. Pheburane offers a formulation where the taste is completely masked.   PBS Prescribing Information   Max.Qty Packs No. of Repeats Prescribing code Prescribers 3 5 11865L Medical Practitioner Nurse Practitioner    About Orpharma Orpharma is an Australian pharmaceutical company focused on the supply of orphan, paediatric and emerging therapeutics. Orpharma is Australia’s first and only one stop shop for metabolic products supplying a range of low protein food, medical nutrition and medicines. Orpharma is collaborating with global leaders in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals to deliver therapies to patients in need. The company’s current product portfolio includes innovative medicines targeting rare metabolic diseases, cancer and anti-infectives. For more information about Orpharma visit www.orpharma.com   About Lucane Pharma French Lucane Pharma S/A, Paris, incorporated in 2009 is part of Dutch based privately owned company Eurocept Pharmaceuticals Holding. The company specializes in the development and commercialization of medicinal products targeting rare disorders.   Its’ products will provide patients with a real improvement in the management of their disease: new products for diseases currently lacking effective treatment, improved formulations of existing products, new presentations fulfilling a specific need, existing products not available in most countries. Perkins researcher develops tool to target the right vein, the first time 2019-11-26T00:47:03Z perkins-researcher-develops-tool-to-target-the-right-vein-the-first-time A medical device start-up established at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, is aiming to help patients undergoing one of the most common medical procedures.   Along with Emergency Consultant Dr Katherine Arenson and Telethon Kids Researcher Nick Buckley, Perkins Vascular Engineer Nik Bappoo designed a technology to help doctors more successfully cannulate patients with difficult vascular access.   For most patients admitted into hospital, having a cannula or needle placed into their arm is a necessary procedure to enable doctors to either take blood for tests or provide fluids or medication.   These cannulas can be difficult to place successfully in certain patient groups, in particular obese patients, with some patients requiring up to 5 or more attempts.   Other tools such as the ultrasound can be used to assist cannulation, however other applications such as pregnancy scans and cardiac imaging have higher priority. Ultrasound imaging also requires extensive experience.   Perkins Vascular Engineering Researcher Nik Bappoo, said that the start-up, called VeinTech, was founded from the development of a simple imaging technology to assist clinicians with this issue.    “The overall cost to the healthcare system is much greater than the wasted hardware and includes clinician time and increased complications,” Nik said.    “Lifesaving tests and treatment can be drastically delayed and infection rates increase with each cannula attempt. Multiple attempts also cause significant pain and anxiety to the patient.”   “We set out to create a solution that would be simple to use while reducing cannulation attempts in difficult access patients.”   Bappoo who led the development of the technology known as the VeinWave, said in just six months the team had identified a largely unmet clinical need and developed a solution to address the need through the Perth Biodesign program, derived from Stanford University   "We are proud of our progress in the course and I hope to encourage entrepreneurial research and showcase the translation happening at the Perkins,” Nik said.    The technology has this week been awarded the first prize at the 2019 Perth Biodesign Final Presentations.  Marc Bailey steps down as Intersect CEO 2019-11-20T02:17:03Z marc-bailey-steps-down-as-intersect-ceo Intersect Chair Emeritus Professor Mark Wainwright expressed his thanks and support for Bailey’s decision, saying “Marc has, as in everything he tackles, given his total commitment to the company, made a tremendous impact on Intersect and on the Australian eResearch agenda, and he leaves with the goodwill and full support of the Board”. Since Macquarie University CIO and Objective Corp CTO alumnus Bailey joined Intersect in 2014 the company has refined its mission to ‘Research Faster’ expanded its membership and operations into four states, created dozens of high tech products, applications and services, trained over 10,000 researchers, served over 200M hours of supercomputing, created over 15PB in research storage and implemented a successful user-pays business model for research cloud computing. “My respect and heartfelt thanks are extended to our teams of scientists and engineers that get up each day to make a difference for research. Our staff includes some of the finest people I’ve had the privilege to serve with. I could not be more grateful for their care, commitment and adaptability - or their willingness to go the extra mile, every time, frequently against adversity or convention”, Bailey commented.  Western Sydney University Chief Information and Digital Officer, and CAUDIT NSW Chair Kerry Holling mused “Intersect is a unique and vital piece of the Australian research landscape. Members like Western depend on it for essential eResearch services through non-traditional delivery vectors. Marc understands the value of mutually beneficial negotiations, has seized every opportunity to increase yield, and set a very high bar for customer service. Our commitment to Intersect will endure, though we will miss his innovative approach.” Professor Wainwright added “During Marc’s tenure Intersect private sector engagement has flourished with partnerships and projects with Platform9, AWS, Google, Microsoft, Macquarie Cloud Services, Hitachi Data Systems, HPE and Dell Computer. Governmental and NGO relationships have expanded or strengthened with sixteen Government entities, AARNet, NCI, the AAF, ARDC and CAUDIT. Our strong and growing University Member base may rest assured that commitment to and momentum of broadening and deepening of these relationships will continue even as we bid a fond farewell to Marc”. As to what’s next for Bailey, he says he has a deck to paint, a family vacation to take, then ‘watch this space’ in 2020. In considering the decision he reflected “In 2014 we set out on what I imagined would be a three year mission for scientists and researchers. Before I blinked almost six had flown by. Our company is in an excellent financial and strategic position so the time is right for me to pass the baton with confidence.” He will formally conclude his role by Christmas though will be retained in an offline advisory capacity to the Chair. The Board is appointing an interim CEO and will begin an executive search for a replacement in 2020.  About Intersect Intersect (intersect.org.au) is a pivotal accelerator of Australian research and scientific productivity. We’ve provided robust, innovative and collaborative technology and services to speed up world class research at our member organisations since formation in 2008. Our professional scientists and engineers deliver high performance computing, storage and analysis platforms, software engineering, training programs and expert consulting to thousands of researchers and consumers every year. Members and customers include preeminent universities, progressive government departments and innovative corporations across Australia, served on-campus and from offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.