Matt Callahan – Life Sciences Executive

Matt is an experienced Perth-raised biotechnology executive currently based in Philadelphia, USA. He has been the founding CEO or Executive Director of a number of pharmaceutical and health tech companies including iCeutica Inc, Botanix Pharmaceuticals, Churchill Pharma Inc, Dimerix Biosciences, Emyria, Respirion Pharmaceuticals and Orthocell. He has led the development of four products that have received FDA approval and has …

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Federal Court Finds Google Misled Users About Collection and Use of Location Data

In a decision handed down on 16 April 2021, the Federal Court of Australia found that Google LLC and Google Australia Pty Ltd (Google) misled some users of Android devices about the collection of their personal location data over a two year period. What Happened? The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) commenced proceedings against Google in 2019, alleging that …

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Get ready to ignite!

Do you have an idea or innovation that could become a high-growth business? If so, Curtin Ignition may be what you need to help make your vision a reality. Applications are now open for Curtin Ignition, an intensive training program for aspiring entrepreneurs, academics and corporate innovators to trial and prepare business ideas for the commercial environment. This year the …

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Becoming a Magnetic Employer & Creating a Sticky Culture

The Wolf of Wall Street, a movie that portrays the real-life astronomic rise and downfall of stock-broker Jordan Belford, shows the incredible power of financial motivators. Indeed, the equation is clear and simple for Jordan’s money-hungry, oversized-suit wearing employees to understand: work your butt off, crush your KPIs and you get to live the high life. In short, the story …

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Changes to PCT Fees for Australian Filers

Australian filers of PCT applications are set to receive some more welcome financial relief as the Australian Patent Office (IP Australia) adjusted their fees for PCT-associated patent filings, effective from 1 May 2021. This follows a series of fee decreases over the last 8 months. International PCT Fees Fee Type Old Fee (AUD) New Fee (AUD) 1 Transmittal Fee $200 …

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Innovation Patents’ Long Goodbye In Sight

Unlike Raymond Chandler’s 1953 novel “The Long Goodbye”, later adapted as a 1973 film starring Elliot Gould, the long goodbye from Australia’s innovation patent won’t be winning any literary awards. If the end of the innovation patent seems like it has been coming for a long time, that’s because it has. The Australian Government first directed that the now-defunct Advisory …

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Key Results From the Australian Intellectual Property Report for 2020

2020 was a year like no other, but in the midst of it all, there was a great deal happening in the Australian intellectual property space, as shown by IP Australia’s Australian Intellectual Property Report for 2020. The report shows that trade mark applications in Australia soared whilst Australian standard patents dipped by 2%. The number of information and communication …

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Australia’s 2021-22 Federal Budget – A Win for Medical and Biotech Companies

On Tuesday night Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down the 2021-22 Federal Budget.  That budget focused on what will be the Government’s core priorities for 2021-22.  Amongst those priorities, specific focus was given to essential services, childcare, job creation, infrastructure, education and training, small business and the environment.  Importantly, the budget also paves the way for Australia’s economic recovery following …

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Are you WA’s Innovator of the Year 2021?

Applications for the 2021 Western Australia Innovator of the Year program are now open. New Industries WA has provided further information to applicants in the below video. This covers the program’s objectives, award categories and the application process. The evaluation process is also outlined to help you tailor your application to what the judges are looking for. Wrays is thrilled …

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World-Class Innovation Shines a Light on Perth’s Thriving Biotech Industry

The City of Perth recently caught up with some of the leading professionals within the city’s Medical Life Sciences sector to create this short video. Here, we learn about the collaborative story of Dimerix – a client of Wrays’ and a shining example of how a biopharmaceutical company with origins in Perth can positively effect millions of people globally. We’re …

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