Recent announcements

25 October 2021 - New Support: 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

22 April 2021 – More funding for COVID-19 research

More funding for research into the impacts of COVID-19 will support ground-breaking research into new and emerging strains, long-term coronavirus symptoms and investigate potential links between the disease and unborn children. Read more

15 April 2021 – Launch of new biobank to further fight against bone marrow failures

In an Australian first, a new biobank will collect thousands of tissue samples from patients and help researchers take a step closer towards hopefully finding a cure for bone marrow failure syndromes. 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: 5 November 2021