New govt grant allocated to help market medical discoveries
Retinal imaging to identify people at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease, a dressing that will reduce the severity of scars and a “smarthroscope” that distinguishes between healthy and damaged tissue are among 22 National Health and Medical Research Council development grants announced recently by the Australian Government.
The grants, worth $4.4 million, will provide funding for researchers to translate the results of their research into products that benefit consumers in Australia and overseas.
They fund research commercialisation at the early proof-of-concept stage and support development work in fields related to human health including diagnostics, medical devices, pharmaceutical products and biotechnology.
Among the grant recipients are:
- Professor Tien Wong, Centre for Eye Research Australia, $244,000 for retinal imaging to identify people at risk of cardiovascular disease
- Professor Zee Upton, Queensland University of Technology, $157,500 for dressings for scar remeditation
- Dr Allison Cowin, University of Adelaide, $187,000 to develop a novel treatment for wounds
- Professor David Craik, University of Queensland, $218,000 to develop a new drug for pain treatment
- Professor Adekunle Oloyede, Queensland University of Technology, $221,000 to develop a device that will distinguish between healthy and damaged tissue.
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