Professor Graeme Maguire

Respiratory medicine physician and regional and remote health services researcher Professor Graeme Maguire is Curtin University’s new Associate Dean of Medicine.

WA-based laboratory animal supplier Animal Resources Centre is set to close within 18 months. The major supplier of rats and mice for Australia’s biomedical research says it is winding up because it is unable to operate in a financially self-sustaining manner, as required by legislation.

Perth-based medicinal cannabis producer Little Green Pharma has acquired a production facility in Denmark in Europe, and has received a $15 million commitment from one of Australia’s largest mining and resources companies, Hancock Prospecting.

WA’s newly-created Older Person Health Network has appointed Dr Nick Spendier as its inaugural Clinical Lead. He is WA Country Health Service’s director of geriatric medicine.

Edith Cowan University has appointed Aboriginal cultural advisers – Aboriginal Productions and Promotions – for its city campus project. It says recognition and celebration of Noongar people, culture and history will play a key role in the design.

GPs caring for older palliative patients living at home or in residential care can now access the smartphone app palliAGEDgp for information on terminal prescribing.

The Global Cardiovascular Research Funders Forum has been founded by 11 leading research funders from across Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, including Australia’s Heart Foundation.