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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gives $3.6m grant to Atomo Diagnostics

Bill Gates gives $3.6m grant to Leichhardt biotech

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $3.6 million to Sydney’s Atomo Diagnostics, increasing its support to the company developing an affordable HIV self-test for resource-poor countries to almost $14 million. The self-test kit delivered under the grant should be much cheaper than that which Atomo has already developed for sale in rich countries, which includes a digital interface and Bluetooth functionality.

ESIC RiverPitch attracts a full house and an investment offer

ESIC RiverPitch attracts a full house and an investment offer

If you’re looking to invest money into beer, quirky venues, kitchen space, customer feedback, or cardiac rehab – then Brisbane’s RiverPitch last week was the place to be. In a full house of 80 pre-screened investors, venture capital firms, and entrepreneurs, five mostly local Brisbane teams pitched their progress and lofty goals in the hopes of securing a potentially life-changing seed investment.