<headline + logo>Beneath the Drapes

Dr Glen Koski has been appointed non-executive director for Advance Healthcare Group Ltd (AHG) after its subsidiary Cottman Australia merged with the medical supplies business Paramedical Supplies, part of Medical Products Group. ?AHG is looking to build its web-based and mail order pharmaceutical and OTC business following agreements with ePharmacy, My Chemist and Chemist Warehouse Group.

Eastland Medical Systems, with ex-Delta Wests' David Whitelaw as Director of Sales & Marketing, has hit a snag with the commercialisation of its needle manufacturing technology at its Portland (Vic) plant. Share price (EMS) has dropped from around from ~35c soon after their 2004 annual report to ~10c in May this year. The company is now looking at South African manufacturing interests.

Western Australia's Wild Child brand of natural head lice treatment (Quit Nits) has captured >10% of the Australian market and hopes to boost sales further with a "partnership" sponsorship of the Asthma Foundation by splitting a portion of sales revenue.

Supreme Court judge Justice Neville Owen has been appointed chancellor of the Notre Dame Uni, replacing Terry O'Connor.

Perth based health care equipment company MEDEC Limited [ASX: MAA] has released the Calorie-Fit, which it says measures metabolism and energy consumption based on the principles of indirect calorimetry and will help naturopaths, dietitians and others prescribe tailored diets. Their marketing focus is mainly Europe (Germany), China and USA.

David Oldham has resigned from DonateWest to take up the position of Director Post Graduate Medical Education at Fremantle Hospital. DonateWest is looking for a replacement.

Simon Towler is the new Director of Clinical Reform and Policy, a $200,000 position created by the Health Implementation Task Force.

Paul D'ylva has been appointed managing director of Mimitopes Pty Ltd (subsidiary of PharmAust Ltd), a biotech company that has Phylogica, Infinity Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer as clients, all interested in Mimitope's patented method of fast tracking the development of bioactive substances.

Major financial institutions are segmenting their business banking to aim at craft groups such as doctors. Competition is hotting up to secure clients. BankWest has just moved the promotion of its business banking to Sydney's Initiative Media. ANZ Private Bank some time ago appointed two relationship managers to handle the health sector in WA.

Dee Sidhu has opened Amanita, a store in Perth CBD providing products and services for women living with cancer, particularly breast cancer. The business was reborn from La Femme, which went into receivership.

After GPDWA went into receivership, ex-CEO Cobie Rudd was appointed Assoc/Prof of Primary Health Care at ECU. She has now been appointed Assoc Prof head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine at Edith Cowan University, also the haunts of Moira Sim who was on the GPDWA board and is now Assoc Prof Computing Health and Science in the same School.




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