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Australian-first approach to cancer trials to improve patient care
September 10, 2018

An Australian-first approach to cancer clinical trials – called registry-based randomised controlled trials or registry trials – will enhance the ability of clinicians to select the right treatments for patients Working with partners across the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) alliance and private health services, the first Australian cancer-focused registry trials will investigate and evaluate promising new cancer treatment strategies for bowel cancer and brain … Continue reading Australian-first approach to cancer trials to improve patient care »

Melbourne Biomedical Precinct News – September 2018
September 3, 2018

Well known Melburnian, businessman, philanthropist and Precinct advocate, Harold Mitchell AC will assume the role of Chair of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct for the next six months, following the departure of our Executive Chair Professor Gareth Goodier last month. Gareth has taken on a new role as CEO of Abu Dhabi’s health system after two years at the helm of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Office. … Continue reading Melbourne Biomedical Precinct News – September 2018 »

Australian Museum Eureka Prizes
August 31, 2018

A number of our Precinct Partners were represented in the teams and individuals shortlisted as finalists this year, including Associate Professor Alan Duffy from Swinburne University of Technology who took home the 2018 Celestino Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science. Presented on 29 August 2018, the annual Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement and school … Continue reading Australian Museum Eureka Prizes »

Land Use Framework Plan for the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct – Project Update
August 22, 2018

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) has released a project update regarding its work to develop a land use framework plan for the Parkville National Employment & Innovation Cluster (NEIC). The VPA is working with the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Office, City of Melbourne and government agencies to prepare the Parkville NEIC Framework Plan. The VPA has released a project update which provides an overview of what … Continue reading Land Use Framework Plan for the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct – Project Update »

Building international partnerships – Sky Gross and Nathan Elia visit Melbourne
August 3, 2018

We were delighted to introduce Nathan Elia and Dr Sky Gross to the Precinct in July when they visited Melbourne for a series of meetings, workshops and presentations with government, industry and Precinct Partners Nathan is the Victorian Government’s Investment & Trade Director in Boston, where he focuses on biotechnology, life sciences, medical R&D and tech. Sky is the inaugural Biomedical Director at Victoria’s new … Continue reading Building international partnerships – Sky Gross and Nathan Elia visit Melbourne »

Translating biomedical research: Lessons from Boston, Tel-Aviv and our own backyard
July 24, 2018

Overview of our July Collaborate + Connect + Commercialise networking event.  More than 150 people attended our third networking event which showcased a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing scientists in the quest for commercialisation and the translation of research into patient care. Dr Sky Gross was joined by Dr Andrew Nash, Senior Vice President Research for CSL, Nathan Elia from the Victorian … Continue reading Translating biomedical research: Lessons from Boston, Tel-Aviv and our own backyard »

News from the Executive Chair – June 2018
June 7, 2018

With release of our Strategic Plan in April, the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Office has been focused on developing an implementation plan with Precinct Partners. In particular we have seen a lot of activity around our strategic directions 1, 2 and 3 which focus on commercialisation, digital health, and talent attraction and retention. New Precinct Partners Since establishing the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Office last year, we’ve been … Continue reading News from the Executive Chair – June 2018 »

New Biomedical Director appointed to Tel Aviv
June 6, 2018

Dr Sky Gross has been appointed as Biomedical Director The Melbourne Biomedical Precinct will have increased opportunities to build valuable relationships with Israel with the appointment of Dr Sky Gross to the Victorian Government’s new Trade and Investment Office in Tel Aviv. In her role as the new Biomedical Director, Dr Gross will focus on translating Victoria’s world-class medical research into commercial opportunities, creating jobs … Continue reading New Biomedical Director appointed to Tel Aviv »

Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Strategic Plan
April 30, 2018

From research engine to economic powerhouse The Executive Chair of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Office, Professor Gareth Goodier, today welcomed the release by the Victorian Government of a ten-year strategy for the precinct, saying it will drive better patient outcomes, as well as economic and jobs growth for the state. The Special Minister of State, the Hon Gavin Jennings, the Minister for Health, the Hon … Continue reading Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Strategic Plan »

News from the Executive Chair – April 2018
April 17, 2018

It’s been a busy start to 2018 after what was a very productive 2017 and the first year for the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Office. I’m pleased to share with you our first online newsletter, which will provide regular updates on our work and also some of the news from the Precinct.  It coincides with the launch of our new website, which I hope both the … Continue reading News from the Executive Chair – April 2018 »