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Recent announcements

23 December 2021 – Backing world-leading research into COVID-19 treatments

The Victorian Government is backing research into new coronavirus treatments, including a nasal spray medication that envelops the virus and reduces household transmission. Read more.

16 December 2021 – Infectious Disease Institute partners set a new foundation

The Victorian Government is working to further safeguard Australia in the fight against coronavirus and future pandemics, by signing the Australian Institute for Infectious Disease (AIID) Foundation Partners Agreement. Read more.

15 December 2021 – Victoria to become home of mRNA vaccine manufacturing

Victorian scientists and manufacturers have created Australia’s first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate, with clinical trials to begin in early 2022. Read more.

30 November 2021 – Victoria makes Australia’s first mRNA vaccine candidate

Victorian scientists and manufacturers have created Australia’s first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate, with clinical trials to begin in early 2022. Read more

22 November 2021 – Support for women in mRNA and medical research

Women-led medical research will be prioritised in the Victorian Government’s new RNA research acceleration fund and the next phase of the successful Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund. Read more

18 November 2021 – New world-class clinical trial facility for Geelong

Geelong will host human clinical trials for groundbreaking medical research and speed up the development of new treatments with Australia’s largest clinical trials provider, Nucleus Network, opening its first satellite clinic in the region. Read more

16 November 2021 – Growing Victoria’s mRNA vaccine capabilities

In partnership with the Victorian Government, world-leading synthetic biology company Ginkgo Bioworks will establish an office in Melbourne, bolstering Victoria’s position as the national leader in mRNA research and manufacturing. Read more

25 October 2021 - Victoria leads fight against brain cancer

A new centre backed by the Victorian Government is leading the nation’s fight against brain cancer and bringing fresh hope to brain cancer patients and their families. Read more

29 September 2021 – New laboratory to support local medical innovations

Neo-Bionica is a new joint venture between the Victorian Government, the Bionics Institute and the University of Melbourne that will fast-track the time it takes to develop and trial medical devices, including new treatments for people with diabetes.  Read more

Case studies

Generation Victoria (GenV)

A ground-breaking research project tracking the wellbeing of an entire generation of young Victorians is providing researchers with invaluable data from communities across the state. Read more

Navi Technologies

A new smart device is enabling doctors and nurses to accurately pinpoint where to insert central venous catheters required to deliver lifesaving medications to sick newborns. Read more

COVID-19 NAbTest

A new finger prick test developed by the Burnet Institute and the Doherty Institute can assess a person’s immunity to the virus by measuring their levels of neutralising antibodies to COVID-19. Read more

Case studies

Generation Victoria (GenV)

A ground-breaking research project tracking the wellbeing of an entire generation of young Victorians is providing researchers with invaluable data from communities across the state. Read more

Navi Technologies

A new smart device is enabling doctors and nurses to accurately pinpoint where to insert central venous catheters required to deliver lifesaving medications to sick newborns. Read more

COVID-19 NAbTest

A new finger prick test developed by the Burnet Institute and the Doherty Institute can assess a person’s immunity to the virus by measuring their levels of neutralising antibodies to COVID-19. Read more

Page last updated: 30 December 2021