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
AIMSS is a collaborative research institute formed between The University of Melbourne, Victoria University and Western Health. We are predominantly interested in conditions related to chronic disease and ageing such as osteoporosis, sarcopenia, frailty and disability. Our expertise spans bone mineral density and fracture risk, falls, frailty, muscle mass and function; the impact of nutrition and exercise on muscle and bone, as well as the downstream effect that this has on musculoskeletal disease and other markers of health. We achieve these aims by translating research into direct health outcomes and then back to bench, promoting disease prevention and disease-specific interventions through community-based programs including exercise and nutrition. We continuously leverage our existing expertise and build new strengths to make an outstanding contribution to musculoskeletal science in Australia and around the world.
Sunshine Hospital, 176 Furlong Road
St Albans, Victoria, 3021
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
Cancer Trials Australia (CTA) was established in 2003 and is now an international leader in facilitation of clinical trials, playing a pivotal role in developing new therapies and the advancement of patient care. CTA is a member-based clinical trial network spread over 23 hospitals and research organisations nationally. CTA’s strength lies in the collective intellectual and technical expertise of its members and the co-ordination of their resources to undertake high-quality clinical trials that include early phase and first time in human trials. We specialise in providing ethics and governance submissions, including budget and contract negotiations, drug development advisory services, management of trials via our clinical trial management system (CTMS) and trial financial management services. CTA also provides an advocacy service for its members via engagement with State and Federal Government agencies along with providing opportunities for regular engagement between members.
Level 10, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Building
305 Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx) is in the business of finding cures for cancer. It was founded in 2007 and received an initial seven years of funding from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Programme. It is a collaborative partnership of leading research institutes, universities and commercial enterprises that translates Australia’s innovative research discoveries into new cancer drugs ready for clinical development. CTx was awarded a further six years of CRC Programme funding from July 2014. In addition to the CRC Programme funding, CTx receives licensing revenues and additional cash and in-kind funding from its 16 partners.
By coordinating science capabilities across several of its business units (Health and Biosecurity; Data61; Manufacturing and Agribusiness) CSIRO seeks to improve health outcomes in the Australian community while reducing the longer-term costs of health to the national economy. In particular, CSIRO capabilities in data and data analytics are contributing to the digital transformation of health; expertise in infectious disease and world-class infrastructure provides national security through the protection of people and animals; expertise in drug discovery, materials science and engineered devices provide med-tech solutions and its strengths in agriculture, food, diet and lifestyle provide the foundation to address aspects of preventative and personalised medicine.
Private Bag 10
Clayton South VIC 3169
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
Parkville, Victoria 3050
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
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.
Clayton, Victoria 3800
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
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
145-163 Studley Road
Heidelberg, Victoria 3084
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
St Albans, Victoria 3021