A series of important scientific and engineering firsts in recent years have established a new phase in the development of bionic limbs – precision robotic replacements for legs, feet, arms and hands, controlled by thought along the nerves and muscles that once served the missing limb.
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The Commonwealth Serum Labratories (CSL) is the 8th largest biotech company in the world and the largest in Australia. CSL is a world leader in vaccine development and production – supplying influenza vaccines worldwide – and the history of this interesting company spans more than 100 years.
Those fish oil supplements you’ve been taking? One study is finding they might not actually be doing anything.
From its humble beginnings in 1896, Roche has grown to employ over 80,000 individuals and currently has links in almost every country in the world. Forbes ranks it number 103 in its list of the “Global 2000”. Given the achievements of this company, it may be surprising to learn that it all began with one man.
Over the last decade, bio-mechanical implants that help a damaged heart beat stronger, and even complete artificial hearts that take over all the work of pumping blood around the body, have improved and extended the lives of many thousands of people suffering from heart failure