March 5th, 2021 | by BTP Admin
On Friday 5th March, Local State MP for Mount Ommaney, MP Jess Pugh, Local Oxley Federal MP Hon Milton Dick, and Shadow Minister Hon Ed Husic, Minister for Industry and Innovation, visited the BTP Westlink Green Precinct to help celebrate BTP tenant, iiSolutions after they successfully received funding from Ignite Ideas, a fund proudly supported by the Advance Queensland initiative.
The Members of Parliament were treated to morning tea, while iiSolutions presented their initiative to the room, that earnt them Tier 1 funding worth $100,000.
The initiative was developed to help Queensland based start-ups and small to medium businesses commercialise innovative products, processes and services and empower them to grow and compete in a global market, creating new jobs in multiple industries.
Mick Joslin, Managing Consultant and Director of iiSolutions says, “We’re very excited and proud to be selected for an Ignite Ideas, Advance Queensland Grant. This grant allows us to commercialise and promote our innovative Outside Plant (OSP) Software which helps Smart Cities and other industries, such as Digital Hospitals, Innovative Universities and Railway Companies, map their external assets and fibre optic networks”.
For iiSolutions, the grant will assist with the legal registration of the software’s intellectual property and the development of marketing initiatives and sales focused activities for the OSP product to domestic and international customers. It will also enable iiSolutions to grow this sector of their business and in turn, create more Queensland jobs.
For more information on iiSolutions please visit https://iisolutions.com.au/outside-plant-osp/.
March 3rd, 2021 | by BTP Admin
Great news for Brisbane Technology Park, with Pepper Kids Therapy opening their doors to our community in April.
Based in 35 Miles Platting Road, the brand-new bespoke facility will provide a range of services to local children.
Pepper Kids Therapy is a multi-discipline team of occupational therapists, speech pathologists and psychologists providing a holistic approach to helping children with a disability. Highly experienced, the team has a particular focus on early childhood early intervention (ECEI) and welcomes all self-managed and plan managed NDIS participants.
They offer the below services:
Our occupational therapists work with children to build independence and fundamental functional skills (e.g. motor skills, social skills), providing much needed help for medical conditions including intellectual disabilities, autism and other developmental disorders, mental illness, physical disabilities, neurological conditions, stroke and injury or burns victims.
Our psychologists can help children who have problems coping with difficulties, particularly those with autism. We help children to deal with anxiety and to improve their coping skills, social skills and behaviour management. We also work with parents to better manage their child’s difficult behaviours
Speech and language skills are essential for learning, understanding and communicating. Challenges with speech and language can make it difficult for children with a disability to communicate effectively. This can affect their ability to reach their potential.
Our speech pathologists can assist with speech, communication, listening, understanding, social skills and a whole lot more.
We offer training workshops and individual coaching programs for dealing with intense behaviours in children using evidence backed programs. At Pepper Kids Therapy we tailor our approach to therapy to benefit not only the child but the parent/caregiver also, providing a holistic approach to helping your child meet their goals.
Please visit pepperkidstherapy.com.au for more information.
March 3rd, 2021 | by BTP Admin
$231.8 million U.S. funding awarded to Ellume COVID-19 Home Test that integrates AnteoBind™ for superior sensitivity
Brisbane, AUS, February 15, 2021 — AnteoTech’s long-term customer Ellume, producer of next-generation digitally enabled diagnostic solutions, has secured a $231.8 million agreement with the U.S. Government to support accelerated manufacture of its COVID-19 home test. The test makes use of AnteoTech’s unique AnteoBind™ technology to support significantly improved sensitivity, and is the first rapid self-test for SARS-CoV-2 detection authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use without a prescription. Through the patented AnteoBind technology and the expertise and know-how delivered via its Contract Services in assay development and bioconjugation, AnteoTech continues to address the pressing challenges of the point-of-care diagnostics, biopharmaceutical and vaccine development markets.
With the help of AnteoTech’s AnteoBind technology, the Ellume COVID-19 Home Test provides accurate results in 15 minutes or less, detecting SARS-CoV-2 in both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. Ellume’s offering is the first test which utilizes AnteoBind to receive FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
Pictured: The Ellume COVID-19 Home Test.
“With the Ellume test receiving FDA authorization and subsequent significant financial backing from the U.S. Government, this is further evidence of the immense value the AnteoBind technology continues to bring to the life sciences industry for life-changing solutions,” said Derek Thomson, Chief Executive Officer of AnteoTech. “The capabilities of high-sensitivity diagnostics, such as Ellume’s COVID-19 Home Test, will ultimately enable rapid and reliable screening to minimize community spread, relieve burden on healthcare systems and facilitate the reopening of economies.”
AnteoBind is a nano-sized molecular glue used to facilitate simpler, faster and more reliable bioconjugation. The improved conjugation process increases the performance for diagnostic assays, and enables superior quality control, candidate screening and efficacy-measurement processes in biopharmaceutical and vaccine development. The Ellume COVID-19 Home Test is an example of how AnteoBind technology can aid in delivering conjugation stability, unmatched sensitivity and batch-to-batch reproducibility – all while being manufactured at scale.
Dr. Sean Parsons, Chief Executive Officer of Ellume, said “Our recent Emergency Use Authorization was a key milestone in our mission to make a significant contribution to global health. AnteoTech’s AnteoBind has greatly assisted us in the development of a highly sensitive test that is vital for an effective COVID-19 mitigation strategy. We look forward to our continued partnership with AnteoTech as we deliver accurate diagnostic solutions to the market.”
AnteoTech’s AnteoBind can be purchased directly as an AnteoBind-based ready-to-use kit to streamline and improve the conjugation process, or is available through AnteoTech’s Assay Development Services. The Assay Development Services are focused on the application of AnteoBind, and draw on the AnteoTech team’s extensive biomedical research and assay development experience, particularly in difficult conjugation assay design and quantitative assay design.
For more information on AnteoTech’s AnteoBind technology and Contract Services, please visit: https://www.anteotech.com/life-science/anteobind/.
About AnteoTech Ltd.
AnteoTech is a surface chemistry company with Intellectual Property in its core technology product groups AnteoBindTM, AnteoCoatTM, and AnteoReleaseTM. The company is committed to creating shareholder value by identifying and solving critical global industry problems through unique value-add solutions. AnteoTech serves companies in the life sciences, diagnostics and energy markets.
For more information:
+61 7 3219 0085
Media enquires: Janice Foley
December 3rd, 2020 | by BTP Admin
The Suites by Graystone has the opportunity to work and build relationships with incredible businesses and their teams and working with TeleMedC is no different. We sat down with CEO, Founder and Chair of the Board, Para Segaram to tell us more about TeleMedC as they are paving the way for accessible retinal imaging with Artificial Intelligence software.
What is TeleMedC currently working on?
We are currently working on portable, retinal image grading technologies that will be delivered at low-cost to pharmacies, community clinics and primary care providers in the world market. This technology automates and speeds up the diagnosis and detection of many chronic eye diseases including Diabetic Retinopathy and Glaucoma.
What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?
Diabetes affects over 1.7 million Australians and one third show signs of Diabetic Retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy is a condition where blood vessels in the back of the eye begin to bleed. As the condition worsens the leakage damages the patient’s eyesight. For diabetics, it is the world’s leading cause of vision loss or even blindness.
How does the device work?
Our portable scanning device, the EyeScan R2 is a fundus imaging camera, a non-invasive device that takes photos of the back of the eye. Due to its relative small size and low price in comparison to much larger, more expensive cameras that can only be found at eye specialists’ clinics and/or hospitals, it allows Family/GP clinics, pharmacies, etc. to have an easy to use camera to screen Diabetic Retinopathy and other eye diseases in a fast, efficient and very accurate way. Our AI Diabetic software has been TGA certified in Australia, CE marked in Europe and HSA certified in Singapore.
How will this technology help in future?
Our screening/grading system will greatly help vast numbers of people to be screened whom, otherwise would not check their eyes. It is/will be extremely useful in the prevention of Diabetic Retinopathy, a precursor of Diabetes. These eye screenings are very accurate (97%), very fast (within 2 minutes) and very affordable.
Our combined system of the EyeScan2 + our integrated AI technology can be placed in any family clinic or pharmacy where people can be screened without the need to go to an eye specialist. It is the first step towards a predictive and preventive eye care. It is significantly less expensive and less time consuming than a visit to an eye doctor: it is fast, reliable and affordable.
Our system not only detects the disease as it grades the disease as mild, moderate or severe alerting the patient to see an eye specialist if necessary. A referral can be given at the time if performed during a GP visit. This allows patients to be screened as part of an overall health check and work with the GP in the best way to manage the disease. Further to this, by making screenings affordable and available in many locations allows a vast number of people, who would not otherwise be screened. It decreases the overall burden on hospitals allowing the eye specialists/surgeons to focus on the most needed cases and eye surgeries, reducing the overall costs of healthcare.
Having our system in place as a basic tool in predicting and preventing eye disease allows large populations to have access to affordable and easy eye screenings that if not timely detected can lead to unnecessary blindness.
For more information on TeleMedC please visit https://www.telemedc.com/.
June 13th, 2018 | by BTP Admin
Every month new businesses join the BTP community. This month we spoke to spoke to Andre Beeson, State Manager (QLD and NT) of the Presidian Group.
What does the Presidian Group specialise in?
The Presidian Group of companies is comprised of a range of financial services companies that offer products to both the B2B and B2C markets, including finance brokerage, salary packaging, novated leasing, operational leasing, retail insurance and warranty products.
What influenced your decision to move to Brisbane Technology Park?
When looking for new office space, we found Brisbane Technology Park provided the perfect balance between the convenience of a suburban office without having to compromise on the surrounding amenity and corporate culture. Being able to benefit from the cost savings of being outside the CBD, while still having access to premium facilities and surrounded by a good community culture is a real advantage for Presidian Group.
How has the move to Brisbane Technology Park affected the Presidian team?
From an operational perspective, the move was a great success. Everything came together on time and was executed seamlessly, which meant we had no downtime during the move. At Presidian Group we’ve always had a great corporate culture, but since moving to our new office at 29 Brandl Street, the morale of the team elevated instantly. Having access to not only a brand new office, but also brand new premium facilities in the building has made a big change.
Do you have an existing relationship with any BTP occupants or do you see an opportunity for future relationships?
Our parent company has for some time held their IT disaster management systems onsite here at Brisbane Technology Park. Throughout the 2011 Brisbane floods, this was critical to the business continuing to operate. On a day to day basis our retail financial services division will benefit from cross promoting and building relationships with the wide range of companies operating within the park.
In what ways do you think being a part of the BTP community will help your company grow?
Brisbane Technology Park in Eight Mile Plains holds an excellent geographical position which really suits our business. The facilities in the park are excellent, and the public transport opportunities are great for attracting potential staff in the future, as our business continues to grow.
June 11th, 2018 | by BTP Admin
The 2018 Gaming Event calendar is well underway and bigger than ever, BTP Eight Mile Plains residents Retail Marketing Group once again had the front row seats thanks to their work with Intel, their OEM partners and the Australian Computing and Gaming retail channel.
Australian gamers spent $3.23 billion on all things gaming in 2017 according to new figures released by the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA). That represents a 9% year on year increase and some serious spending on playtime.
Those figures look set to rise this year with a stacked gaming calendar and continued growth in competitive and professional gaming celebrated at annual events like PAX Melbourne, ESL qualifiers and tournaments and the new crown jewel, IEM Sydney.
Earlier this month, Intel held their Extreme Masters series event in Sydney following its highly successful debut last year. With close to 14,000 attendees across 2 days in 2017, the addition of a 3rd day to the 2018 event attracted over 20,000 people.
Attendees watched on as 16 global professional e-sports teams went head to head in Counter Strike Go for a six digit first prize. For people who couldn’t make it to Sydney, the online viewership topped 10 million and Twitter impressions worldwide in the tens of millions. These big numbers are big business for brands in computing and gaming in Australia and around the APAC region.
That’s where the team at Retail Marketing Group come in, specialising in consumer electronics retail and brand experiences, providing brands with marketing consultation, planning and execution in and around these events and tied to Australia’s retailers through promotions.
They have a team of 7 Intel Agents representing Intel in retail nationally helping retailers match gamers with the right kit.
Over 50 Retail Marketing Group event staff were in Sydney for IEM, helping attendees find their way around the different event zones, shopping for or building a new PC and helping them get hands on with Intel gaming and VR at experience zones throughout Qudos Arena.
With many more exciting events in the 2018 gaming calendar, plans are well underway for what’s looking like an incredible year for the industry.
Retail Marketing Group are switched on, plugged in and ready to press start on a great year for the Australian PC and gaming market. Game on!
If you’d like to know more please get in contact with Chris at Retail Marketing Group and check out – http://en.intelextrememasters.com/season-13/Sydney/
April 4th, 2017 | by BTP Admin
Written by THE SUBURBAN ALLIANCE: https://www.suburbanalliance.com.au/myths-realities
REALITY: Based on the Census, the CBD accounts for about 12% of jobs in the wider metropolitan region. Including inner city suburbs (Milton, Spring Hill, South Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Bowen Hills) this rises to nearly 20%. Meaning that the vast majority of jobs are in suburban centres throughout the metropolitan area. The reality is that, across South East Queensland, nine out of ten jobs are outside the inner city.
MYTH: Everyone wants to live close to the CBD or inner city.
REALITY: The share of people living in the inner city (CBD plus inner ring suburbs) is only 15% of the metropolitan region. Some 85% – the overwhelming majority – live in suburban areas. Not only this, but the growth of suburban populations is actually increasing by a factor of 8 to 1 compared with inner city populations.
MYTH: More public transport is the only solution to our congestion.
REALITY: Public transport is used by around 8% of people across the metropolitan region. While essential to the efficient operation of our metropolitan region, the reality is that public transport mostly serves the minority of the population with jobs in the inner city. For the vast majority of people living and working in suburban markets, improvements to congestion and reduced travel times – for commuting and work related trips – will mean enhancements to our road networks are equally as important as upgrades to public transport.
MYTH: The jobs of the future will mostly be inner city
REALITY: Future industries and “knowledge workers” in fields like health, scientific, professional and technical roles, will likely have less – not more – need for centralisation in inner city locations. Many need to be near their clients and if these are suburban based, it makes little sense to take on high occupancy costs, high parking costs and slow access and egress of the inner city. Our research will reveal than many new economy businesses are voting
with their feet in favour of suburban business districts and office parks, which means these centres deserve just as much policy support as the city centre.