Our Members

Alfred Health

55 Commerical Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3004

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Austin Life Sciences

The Austin Life Sciences represents a unique collaboration of expertise, technologies and intellectual capital.  Located at Austin Health, the Alliance is a research and development enterprise integrating independent research groups with a vision of “Turning science into health” by using common platform technologies to address a variety of clinical problems.

145 Studley Road
Heidelberg, Victoria 3084

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Bionics Institute

The Bionics Institute is an independent, not-for-profit medical research organisation. Its multi-disciplinary team of researchers is working in collaborative projects to develop improved bionic ears, an innovative bionic eye, and new implantable devices to diagnose and treat neurological disorders such as epilepsy.

384-388 Albert Street
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002

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Burnet Institute

The Burnet Institute is an Australian, not-for-profit, unaligned and independent organisation that links medical research with public health action, recognising that solutions to many of the major global health problems require comprehensive and innovative responses. These include novel discoveries, such as the development of new vaccines and diagnostic tests, and the better use of existing best-practice health interventions.

More than 35 million people are living with HIV and millions more affected by other infectious diseases, The Burnet Institute is playing its part in trying to improve the health of disadvantaged, poor or otherwise vulnerable communities.

85 Commercial Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3004

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Cancer Council of Victoria

An independent volunteer-based charity that conducts and supports research, delivers state-wide support and prevention programs and advocates regulation and other interventions to reduce the physical and emotional burden of cancer.  We conduct research in cancer epidemiology, behavioural science and tobacco control, administer state, national and international clinical trials, and provide a range of funding opportunities for cancer research in Victorian institutions.

615 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3004

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Cancer Trials Australia

Cancer Trials Australia is an established cancer clinical trials collaboration between four major hospitals and three cancer research institutes.  CTA’s strength is in early phase trials with an emphasis on functional imaging and translational studies through a dedicated trials laboratory. The single administrative hub provides individual trial project management.

Level 6 East, Main Building
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Grattan Street
Parkville, Victoria 3050

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CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE)

CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering works at the interface of chemistry, biology, physics, engineering and materials science to deliver innovation to address Australia’s national challenges in health, energy, defence and manufacturing. The commitment to applying multi-disciplinary science to complex problems is supported by a range of capabilities through our research themes:

Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
Australian Biotech Growth Partnerships
Biomedical Manufacturing
Industrial Research Services

343 Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria 3052

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Deakin University

Geelong

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Melbourne Health

Melbourne Health is one of Australia’s leading public healthcare providers. Our mission is simple – to provide world-class healthcare for our community by embracing discovery and learning, building collaborative relationships, and engaging patients in their care.

Our services are delivered through The Royal Melbourne Hospital, one of Australia’s preeminent hospitals, NorthWestern Mental Health, the largest mental health provider in Victoria, and the internationally renowned Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL).

Melbourne Health is built on a tradition of providing the best possible care for our patients, excellent teaching and training for staff and future health professionals, and a commitment to clinical research to improve outcomes for everyone in the community.

Serving a population base of more than one million Melburnians, as well as regional and rural Victorians and interstate patients, Melbourne Health is driven by its vision, ‘Passion for Caring – Achieving the Extraordinary’ and is committed to its values, underpinning all behaviour and practice.

Level 8 South
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Grattan Street
Parkville, Victoria 3050

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Monash Health

We provide health care across the entire lifespan – from pre-birth, newborn babies and children, to the aged, their families and carers.

Services are provided through more than 40 locations across south-east Melbourne Victoria, including: high acuity teaching and research hospitals and community hospitals, mental health through hospital, community and outreach services, chronic disease management, primary care through community health centres and prevention and early intervention.

Our hospitals include Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Monash Medical Centre Moorabbin, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, the Kingston Centre and Cranbourne Integrated Care Centre.

Our community health centres are located in Berwick, Cockatoo, Cranbourne, Dandenong, Doveton, Pakenham and Springvale.

Our specialties include paediatrics, cardiology, women’s health, kidney and pancreas transplants and neonatal intensive care.  Through our university affiliations we are a major provider of education and training for the next generation of health professionals and the major clinical partner in research that is advancing knowledge and clinical care.

246 Clayton Road
Clayton, Victoria 3168

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Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University houses the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS), which integrates pharmaceutical science research activities at the Monash Parkville Campus into three disciplines: medicinal chemistry and drug action; a centre for drug candidate optimisation; drug delivery, disposition and dynamics.  Key research areas include infectious disease, cancer and diseases of the central nervous system.

381 Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria 3052

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Monash University

In a period of little more than 50 years, Monash University has established a reputation for the quality and impact of its research in health care and the biosciences.  As one of Australia’s ‘Group of Eight’ research intensive universities with 700+ scientists working in its laboratories, Monash is at the forefront of research translation, with an emphasis on clinical application that requires highly integrated partnerships with health care provider networks.

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800

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Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is world renowned for its research into infant, child and adolescent health. Our world-class team of 1500 is dedicated to making discoveries to prevent and treat common and rare childhood conditions.  We also collaborate with teams nationally and internationally to answer child health problems quickly and to make an even greater impact on the health of children around the world.

The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
Flemington Road
Parkville, Victoria 3052

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Neurosciences Victoria Ltd

Neurosciences Victoria is dedicated to the continued development of the world-class neuroscience cluster in Melbourne, Australia, encouraging international collaborations and partnerships leading to strategic investment in the gap between academic discovery research and commercial exploitation and development.  The principal products and services of NSV relate to pre-clinical and clinical neuroscience expertise in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and medical devices relevant to the global marketplace which reside within its Member organisations. The major product opportunities relate to contract services in which revenue is generated from external customers who access the skills and infrastructure within the Member organisations.

By providing focus and direction for neuroscience research and through the creation and development of strong industry partnerships, NSV provides a unique and effective interface between neuroscientists, the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, investors and public funding bodies. NSV typically acts as a conduit for external customers for large scale, multi-institute programs and can streamline generation and management of commercial agreements. This ability to act as a ‘one-stop shop’ is one of the key competitive advantages of NSV, both within Australia and internationally.

Melbourne Brain Centre
30 Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria 3010

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Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI) is Australia’s newest medical research institute, established to help find the cure for cancer by translating our research discoveries to clinical application.

We are an independent not-for-profit medical research institute embedded within the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre. The strategic co-location of research laboratories and research-training within a clinical environment enables clinicians and researchers to work together to integrate clinical medicine with basic and translational cancer research for the ultimate benefit of cancer patients. Under the Scientific Direction of Professor Matthias Ernst, key research programs include Cancer and Inflammation,Tumour Targeting, Oncogenic Transcription, Cancer Immunobiology, and Translational Genomics and Epigenomics. All research activities are enhanced and supported by outstanding platform technologies, facilities and technical expertise located within 5500 sqm state-of-the-art laboratories.

Level 5, Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre
Austin Health
145-163 Studley Road
Heidelberg, Victoria 3084

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Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.

Our work has created a new, more positive approach to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders, and has developed new models of care for young people with emerging disorders. This work has been translated into a worldwide shift in services and treatments to include a primary focus on getting well and staying well, and health care models that include partnership with young people and families.

35 Poplar Road
Parkville, Victoria 3052

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Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

With 31 laboratories based within a specialist public cancer hospital, every day at Peter Mac, teams of researchers investigate cancer at the laboratory bench, in the clinic and at the patient bedside: a perpetual research cycle unique in cancer in Australia.

Driven by the belief that treatment informed by research, and research informed by treatment, is the key to progressing better cancer care, diagnosis, treatment and support, more than 500 scientists, clinician-researchers, research nurses and other health professionals work side-by-side, involved in basic, pre-clinical and translational research, clinical trials and research to improve the social, emotional and physical impacts of cancer on patients, their families and carers.

Research technology platforms provide a backbone of expertise and resources for laboratory researchers who work across Peter Mac’s six laboratory research programs: Cancer cell biology, Cancer genomics, Cancer immunology, Cancer therapeutics, Oncogenic signalling and growth control and Tumour angiogenesis.

St Andrew’s Place
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002

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St Vincent’s Health

St. Vincent’s Health (SVH) is a three-campus tertiary health service and teaching hospital of the University of Melbourne. Co-located research institutes include St Vincent’s Institute, the O’Brien Institute and Bionic Ear Institutes. The campus is home to the Cardiovascular Research Centre, a joint venture of SVH and the Australian Catholic University. The major clinical research foci revolve around bioengineering, in particular medical bionics, genetic engineering, tissue engineering, cancer and cardiovascular disease. The campus is home to the NHMRC Clinical Centre of Excellence in Diabetes. Pioneering work in human islet cell transplantation in diabetes as well as a unique tissue engineering breast reconstruction technique are important current projects.

41 Victoria Parade
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

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St Vincent’s Institute

SVI conducts basic and clinical research programs into high impact community diseases including diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease, arthritis and osteoporosis, neurological diseases and infection. Skills include protein chemistry, structural biology, bone biology and virology. SVI is an independent institute, affiliated with St Vincent’s Health and Melbourne University.

9 Princes Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

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Swinburne University of Technology

John Street
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122

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The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

The Florey is an internationally renowned research institute focused on neuroscience.  It is the third most cited neuroscience institute in the world.  The Florey has experienced rapid growth and attracts outstanding scientists to its laboratories at the University of Melbourne, Australia and at Austin Health in Heidelberg. Some 450 staff work in eight different research teams.  Some research areas include neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, stroke, motor neurone disease, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, addiction, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, brain development in premature babies, autism, heart failure and psychiatric illnesses.  Our imaging facilities and clinical partners provide exceptional translational opportunities to improve lives both here and internationally.

Melbourne Brain Centre
30 Royal Parade
The University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria 3010

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The Royal Children’s Hospital

The Royal Children’s Hospital is the major paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services, academic teaching, tertiary care and illness prevention programs, and advocacy services for children and adolescents. Patients are referred to the RCH from all over Australia and from Asian-Pacific region countries. It is internationally recognised as a leading centre for research and education. The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is based at the RCH, providing a ‘bench to bedside’ process within the site.

50 Flemington Road
Parkville, Victoria 3052

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The Royal Women’s Hospital

The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne is Australia’s largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health of all women and newborn babies, and is the only independent women’s hospital in the nation.

Each year, the Women’s provides more than 200,000 occasions of care for women. Approximately 6,500 babies are born at the Women’s and 1,500 sick or premature babies are cared for in our intensive and special care unit.

The Women’s is committed to a holistic philosophy of health and provides comprehensive services ranging from health promotion to clinical expertise in maternity services, gynaecology, cancer services and specialist care of newborn babies. We are also a major teaching hospital and an internationally-recognised medical research centre.

Corner Flemington Road & Grattan Street
Parkville, Victoria 3052

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The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is an internationally-focused, research-intensive university with over 5,000 staff and 30,000 students. It is the largest research university in Australia, with more than 3000 research higher degree students and research income in excess of $250 million. The University’s research strengths span most fields of biomedical science from fundamental research into the molecular basis of disease through to applied clinical research. The Bio21 Institute is a major focus for the University’s biotechnology efforts.

Enter from Grattan Street, Swanston Street or Elizabeth Street
Parkville, Victoria 3050

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The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is home to more than 650 scientists who are working to understand, prevent and treat diseases including cancer – particularly blood cancers and breast cancer – type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, coeliac disease, hepatitis and malaria.  It is committed to making fundamental discoveries about the way cells, particularly cancer and blood cells, behave and communicate and seeing these discoveries translated into benefits for patients.

1G Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria 3050

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Western Health

Western Health (WH) manages three acute public hospitals: Western Hospital at Footscray; Sunshine Hospital at St Albans; and the Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, and a Transition Care Program at Hazeldean in Williamstown. A wide range of community based services are also managed by Western Health, along with a large Drug and Alcohol Service.

Services are provided to the western region of Melbourne which has a population of approximately 800,000 people.

Western Health provides a comprehensive, integrated range of services from its various sites; ranging from acute tertiary services in areas of emergency medicine, intensive care, medical and surgical services, through to subacute care and specialist ambulatory clinics. Western Health provides a combination of hospital and community-based services to aged, adult and paediatric patients and newborn babies.

Employing nearly 6500 staff Western Health has a strong philosophy of working with its local community to deliver excellence in patient care.

Sunshine Hospital
Furlong Road
St Albans, Victoria 3021

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Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is a powerful alliance of eight successful Victorian organisations committed to cancer control: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne Health (including The Royal Melbourne Hospital), The University of Melbourne, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, The Royal Women’s Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Western Health and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

The vision for the VCCC is to save lives through the integration of cancer research, education and patient care. Through innovation and collaboration, the VCCC will drive the next generation of improvements in prevention, detection and cancer treatment.

Aligning as the VCCC, the member organisations bring together experts in cancer to build on and strengthen collaborations in cancer research, cancer education and training, and cancer treatment and care to ensure the best possible outcomes for the benefit of people affected by cancer.

The objectives of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre are to reduce the burden of cancer, create a world-wide cancer centre of excellence and increase investment in research.

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