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November 4th 2002 MIN 90/02

Australian researchers working in biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics are set to benefit through their attendance at the 2002 Annual workshop of the French-Australian Industrial Research (FAIR) Program in France, to be held 4-8 November.

Federal Science Minister Peter McGauran today announced that 17 Australian organisations will attend the workshop.

"Building on last year’s workshop, FAIR 2002 will lead to commercial opportunities for Australia companies, not only in Europe and France, but in other markets around the globe," Mr McGauran said.

"By taking a selected group of Australian participants to France, they will follow-up on links established with French organisations, but which have not been able to be pursued."

The Commonwealth has shown its support for such collaboration, by providing a grant to assist Australian organisations participate in this event.

"Research cooperation is vital because it is a major generator of new knowledge," Mr McGauran said.

"The mission is being supported by the Government under its Innovation Access Program, part of Backing Australia’s Ability."

Australian participants include Biosignal Pty Ltd, CRC for Diagnostics, CRC for Sensor Signal and Information Processing, the University of Technology Sydney, Evisense Pty Ltd, Analytica Ltd, Pulmosonix Pty Ltd, QBT Pty Ltd, and the University of Wollongong.

AusBiotech Ltd, the peak Australian Biotechnology Industry Organisation, is managing the selection process and related activities.


For further information, contact Jodie Forbes (Mr McGauran’s office) on 0419 622 915  

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