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February 1, 2023 80 mins

Welcome to the Inaugural Edition of The Strange Attractor!

In this podcast, we delve into the Co-Labs' origin story, exploring where we came from and how we managed to build Victroia's first co-working lab and transdisciplinary innovation hub. 

We also discuss some of the fun projects that are happening in the lab.  Links to the members we discussed can be found below: 

  • Radetec: Point of Care STI Diagnostics
  • PuriflOH: air purification using plasma
  • Vow: Alternative protein company working on meat products
  • Magic Valley: Food company developing cultivated meat products
  • Steribright: Autonomous smart sterilisation tech, using UVC and MERV/HEPA filtration
  • Auskelp: Creating an environmentally friendly form of aquaculture, using ocean kelp
  • Symex Labs: Developing a biosensor patch to track ovulation using hormone sensing
  • Omega Quant: Offers fatty acid analytical services to help consumers and researchers monitor their nutritional status
  • Cortical Labs: creating silicon-neuron interfaces to create organic-digital intelligence

If you're interested in some of the topics we covered, links can be found below to reference material: 

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