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PharmAust anti-cancer agent six times more effective

PharmAust’s acquisition last month of a library of compounds from a major Japanese pharmaceutical company is looking like a shrewd move. Initial tests show some of the newly acquired compounds can kill cancer cells grown in-vitro up to six times more effectively than the parent compound, Monepantel, which is Pharmaust's flagship anti-cancer drug.

MGC clinches marijuana deal with new European partner

MGC Pharmaceuticals have executed another major new medical marijuana deal, this time with a European medicinal cannabis product manufacturer and distributor that has signed on for annual sales worth at least $1m. New customer Mabsut Life says the deal is just the first in a series of agreements it expects with MGC Pharmaceuticals under a strategic partnership.

Are underwater drones the next big business frontier ?

It seems that almost everyone is looking for a smarter, faster and cheaper way to do things these days. Aerial drones represent an irresistible and abundant opportunity for the technically minded to achieve these goals for us. But what of underwater drones ? Recently ASX listed company Aquabotix say the underwater drone business will eventually catch up to the aerial drone market.

CVCheck bolts on 2nd strategic partner in a week

CVCheck, has bolted down its second partnership in a week for the company’s unique software platform that alerts HR managers to the credibility or otherwise of a job seekers resume. In an announcement this morning, the junior tech company said that major New Zealand human resources software provider SnapHire, had agreed to integrate CVCheck’s resume verification system into their platform.

Calidus joins with CSIRO to sniff out Pilbara gold

Calidus Resources are unleashing a barrage of hi-tech exploration techniques on their newly expanded ground at Warrawoona near Marble Bar. They have already been rewarded with multiple, high-grade gold targets. The CSIRO are being brought to the task and will work with Calidus over the next six months to unlock the secrets to further gold discoveries in the region.

Auroch banks $1m from delayed gold project sale

Auroch Minerals have topped up their healthy cash balance by banking another $1.1m from from Xtract Resources last year’s sale of the Manica gold project and expect a final $0.5m instalment within weeks. The company has now added to their already impressive $4.2m bank balance and will use the funds to continue with their clean-tech metals exploration plays in Europe.

Browns Range heavy rare earths mine build in full swing

Northern Minerals continue to make rapid progress with construction of their Browns Range heavy rare earths pilot project in the East Kimberley, with fast-modular construction of the processing plant in China proving its value. Site works are racing ahead and mining of ore has already been completed. The company will stock pile 3 years worth of ore for the initial pilot stage.

Sky & Space Global to develop satellite simulation

ASX-listed Sky and Space Global has inked a deal with leading UK software services company SCISYS PLC to develop a simulator for its planned constellation of up to 200 nano-satellites. The “Pearls” network of nano-satellites are planned for rollout in orbit by 2020, with the build of a system simulator an important step in validating the innovative telecommunications technology ahead of launch.

MGC Pharma signs epilepsy marijuana treatment deal

MGC Pharmaceuticals have signed a distribution deal with local pharmaceutical distributor HL Pharma to launch its cannabis-based epilepsy treatment, CannEpil, in Australia. MGC wants to target the more than 70,000 Australian sufferers of the condition and sees it as a significant additional revenue stream ahead. The company says it now has a pathway to deliver the drug to patients from 2018.

CVCheck partners with major HR software provider

CVCheck has teamed up with leading Australian HR software company PageUp in a partnership that will see major blue-chips like Telstra, Programmed and Linfox have access to the Perth-headquartered company’s online screening and verification services. PageUp will now integrate CVCheck's resume verification services into their own software platform that is used by about 25% of Australian majors.

Zuks’ Kalia in box seat as Bougainville opens for mining

Whilst most mining types had written Bougainville off, Perth mining entrepreneur Nik Zuks was quietly travelling back and forth to the Pacific island to assist landowners to prepare for the new mining act which opens Bouganville up for mining for the first time in decades. Zuks' ASX listed Kalia Ltd has just locked down exploration licenses in Bougainville that cover about 1/3rd of the lucrative Island.

DroneShield enters lucrative South American security market

DroneShield has secured an order for its drone-jamming device, "DroneGun" from Paraguay’s defence department, which will undertake in-field evaluations on the counter-drone device ahead of a potentially larger order. DroneShield’s first-ever South American DroneGun order comes after the Queensland opposition said it wants the state’s police force to be equipped with them too.


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