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SA Heart Centres Chairman Dr Bronte AyresAdelaide-based network specialist  MIMP has installed one of the fastest privately-owned wireless networks in the world to help SA Heart Centres deliver better patient care.

When Australia’s largest cardiology group, SA Heart Centres, recognised that its computer network was holding back its development by an inability to transfer large medical imaging files between branches, it turned to MIMP connecting solutions.

Using secure 120 megabit-per-second licensed microwave links, MIMP installed one of the fastest privately owned wireless networks in the world, which went live in November 2007.

The major benefit has been better patient care through providing immediate access to centrally stored patient records from any SA Heart Centres cardiology branch throughout metropolitan Adelaide. “MIMP has future-proofed our technology with a high performance network and predictable costs. We are gaining a rapid return on our investment," said SA Health Centres past chairman Dr Bill Heddle.

The full SA Heart Centres case study follows:

Globetrotters on British Airways are enjoying fine wines from family-owned Barossa Valley winemaker Rosenvale Wines during the run-up to Christmas.

Rosenvale Wines of Nuriootpa has delivered a significant order to the airline with its Rosenvale 2004 Reserve Shiraz for First Class passengers and Rosenvale 2006 Estate Semillon for Economy travellers.

Rosenvale Wines is a family business of the Rosenzweig family that makes and markets wine sourced from their Estate vineyards in the Barossa Valley, dating back to 1935.

The family has prime vineyard land in the northern Barossa which is managed under a Quality Assured grape-growing program and committed to production of super premium fruit. The majority of the fruit produced is sold to other winemakers, but the family retains a small amount of selected fruit to produce their very personal ‘Rosenvale’ label.

Michael Zerman ponders innovation at Willunga BeachAdelaide entrepreneur Michael Zerman claims that a Silicon Valley-like confluence of cultural factors predisposes Adelaide's Rundle Street precinct to be a hotbed of innovation.

Mr. Zerman states Adelaide has many local companies with a "Rundle Valley association, history or pedigree" including Hostworks, Maxamine, Rocksoft, Imagination, Scott Hicks' film ventures, Internode, the Chimo financial transaction gateway, CarbonPlanet, Kojo, Anifex, Zork, the YellowTail wine label, ViaMedia and Wakefield Press.

In a public paper responding to Terry Cutler's report, Venturous Australia - Building Strength in Innovation, Mr. Zerman asserts that Cutler's report underplays the importance of cultural factors in fostering innovation. "As a local response to Cutler, I'm positing a geographical and cultural model of innovation that focuses on the "Rundle Valley" experience," Mr. Zerman writes on his blog at www.zerman.net.

South Australia's Premier Mike Rann will open a new biotechnology incubator in Adelaide's inner west suburb of Thebarton on Thursday, October 23.

The BioSA Business Incubator is located at the Thebarton Bioscience Precinct, 40–46 West Thebarton Road, Thebarton.

SA claims a dynamic bioscience industry based on a strong tradition of medical and agricultural research that drives commercial opportunities. To build on these opportunities, the State Government established Bio Innovation SA, a bioscience industry development organisation that provides business development, finance, infrastructure and marketing assistance. More at http://www.bioinnovationsa.com.au/