Water means life – without it we cannot survive. Accurate, reliable testing of our water supply is therefore vital. Future BioSolutions, an Australian biotechnology company founded by Dr Emily Rames, has developed the QuantiPhage® coliphage test (CT) with this in mind.
Coliphages are viruses (bacteriophages) that infect E. coli and certain other enteric bacteria, and that are typically present at high levels in contaminated water. Increasingly, coliphages are being used as an indicator of microbial water safety, and to monitor effectiveness of water treatment processes. Under Australian regulations, weekly coliphage testing is required for monitoring treatment processes for high quality recycled water. Furthermore, coliphage testing for drinking water is soon to be introduced in European legislation, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency is considering the use of coliphage monitoring to assess the safety of water used for recreational activities.
Unlike previous coliphage testing procedures that can take 16-24 hours to provide results, Future BioSolutions’ QuantiPhage® CT delivers results within 1.5 to 4.5 hours – effectively reducing wait time by up to 75%. The innovative technology is not only rapid, but also reliable and highly sensitive. A comparison of QuantiPhage® CT to traditional agar-based assays is below.
QuantiPhage® CT is a significant advancement for the water industry, with potential to enable more active monitoring, reduce response times for incidents, and promote wider monitoring of viruses in water. This, in turn, is expected to result in improved water safety outcomes. To help protect this ground-breaking technology, Dr Rames and Future BioSolutions have engaged the services of IP Gateway’s Life Sciences Team, led by Dr Tim Fitzgerald.
To learn more about QuantiPhage (R) please visit the website
Buluuy Mirrii (Black Star). is a concept brought to life by Colleen Tighe Johnson, an Australian Aboriginal fashion designer who proudly and passionately brings her culture and the history of her people to the fashion world though the medium of her designs and one off garments that have featured on catwalks around the globe. In February and the autumn of 2017, Johnson showcased her designs in New York. She was the first international Indigenous designer to showcase on the first day of PLITZS New York City Fashion Week.
Colleen Tighe Johnson with models at the inaugural Fashions of Multicultural Australia Runway Showcase. Source: FOMA
Colleen works closely with the indigenous community and has developed the Buluuy Mirrii Youth Program where she draws her models from, giving them a chance to experience the world in a way that was previously considered unachievable. She is also the founder of the Miyay Mirrii,(Girl Stars) an Aboriginal Leadership Program designed to help Aboriginal youth in regional areas develop life skills by delivering workshops to the local communities.
With such unique designs and a dramatically rising profile on the international stage that she has spent so much time building up, Colleen engaged IP Gateway’s awarding wining Trade Mark team to register, secure and protect her brand.
To view the highlights of Colleen’s trip to Cannes in 2018, please click below
To learn more about Buluuy Mirrii please visit the website
Plastec, one of the largest manufacturers of plumbing fittings in Australia has brought Flexitec® to the market as the most flexible joint for the plumbing sector.
What makes this product stand out in a virtual ocean of plumbing supplies? Its unique ability to act as a shock absorber to PVC pipe installations in reactive and unstable soils. Where conventional joins would wrap and crack over time, Flexitec® has the ability to, as its name suggests, flex and move with the stresses placed on PVC installations. http://plastec.com.au/flexitec/
The team at IP Gateway are proud to have been a part of helping Plastec bring this product to the market by offering upfront, honest and professional advice, IP Gateway have coupled this advice with a strategic plan to safeguard and protect the intellectual property rights of Plastec’s innovation in Australia and overseas.
To see the full range of products that Plastec provide, please visit their website.
Given the current climate that we live in today it is more important than ever to allow fresh air into our homes and living spaces. Because of this Freedom Retractable Screens developed the Infinity Zipline™. A revolutionary system that not only allows the screens to span up to 4.5 meters in a single screen but also due to the unique mesh to track retention system provides the screen with incredible strength up to 590KG according to lab results from the accredited NATA Laboratories.
Freedom Screens approached IP Gateway to seek the advice of their specialist patent and trade mark attorneys to show them how to navigate the path from concept to design whilst securing protection of the system and its trade mark. This allowed Freedom Screens to securely bring the Infinity Zipline® to the market in Australia and internationally.
For a quick demonstration of how the Infinity Zipline® works, please click below
To see the full range of products that Freedom Screens provide, please visit their website.
With the current focus on rebuilding the economy in whatever part of the world you are in; it would be safe to say that a large part of that is getting the building sector back up and running. With so many new construction projects being approved and with work on them commencing so quickly, its important to remember that while these projects may need to be finished quickly and efficiently, safety is still one of the primary concerns on a building site.
After seeing a need for a more robust and compatible temporary void flooring system, the company Voideck was established. It’s vision? To provide a safer and more efficient working temporary flooring solution for the building trade in New Zealand.
With so many applications across so many trades, Voideck engaged IPG® to assess and protect their system in New Zealand and then be delivered to the world market.
So successful was this vision that Voideck , although only trading for 12 months was a finalist in the 2019 Manufacturing and Distribution awards ,the 2020 New Zealand Workplace H&S Awards, the Wellington Regional Business Awards 2020 (Innovation Category) and the 2020 New Zealand Building Industry Awards
Due to the success of the business and the protection that it now has through the hard work of the attorneys at IPG® the company has now started shipping their flooring system to Queensland.
To see the system in action please click below.
To see the full list of features please visit https://www.voideck.co.nz/
For over 120 years the Gotzinger name has been synonymous with producing the finest European smallgoods. With its beginnings in Austria, the craft has been handed down through generations, consistently producing the highest quality smallgoods that has become a hallmark for the Gotzinger name.
By using methods and recipes that have been handed down through the years, we at Gotzinger Smallgoods insist on continuing the fine art of traditional smallgoods making, by using only the best ingredients and finest cuts of Pork, Beef and Veal, ensuring that we deliver premium quality and superior taste that we believe is second to none.
Today with Antony van der Drift at the helm, Gotzinger is a smallgoods company with generations of family traditions and expertise, delivering the range and quality you would expect from such pedigree smallgoods names.
To learn more about the history behind the company and to view their range, please visit their website;