New research facilities at Bio21 Institute honouring Emeritus Professor Nancy Millis

BioMedVic CEO and Chair, Jan Tennent and Warwick Tong, were delighted to represent BioMedVic at the opening of the new research building at the Bio21 Institute of Molecular Science and Biotechnology.

The $46M new building hosts CSL’s Global Hub for Research and Translational Medicine, a model that will stimulate collaboration and innovation.

The building has been named in honour of Emeritus Professor Nancy Millis and incorporates Professor Margaret Sheil mass spectrometry laboratories.

Professor Millis was remembered in the speech given by former Victorian Premier John Brumby at the opening with the words of Jan Tennent, “the undisputed First Lady of biotechnology and an inspiration to women in science.”

BioMedVic believes that the model for stimulating collaboration and innovation between academia and industry as exemplifies at the Bio21 Institute is a blueprint for the Victorian Government’s future strategy and investment in health innovation and biotechnology.

You can read the media release from Bio21 Institute here.