Commercialising medical research

Australia’s medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector is showing encouraging signs for future investors.

The Art of Research

Recently, five much loved WA artists took on a novel challenge of expressing their support for medical research by decorating lab coats in their distinctive styles.

How to stop families playing genetic roulette

The Federal Government last month announced the largest single investment of the Medical Research Future Fund. It focuses on screening for genetic diseases.

Biotech investment delivers boon to WA trial facility

If you’re suffering from advanced stages of cancer the best news your oncologist can deliver, apart from saying you’re winning the battle, is that you’re eligible for a promising new drug trial.

Biomedical engineers investigate why millions of catheters fail

Researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have helped explain the high failure rate of one of the most commonly used medical devices in the world.  

Rapid heartbeat mystery uncovered – thinking outside of the box

Researchers at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have identified a group of genes that are a likely cause of atrial fibrillation, or the rapid beating of the heart.

Are we winning the fight against cancer?

The answer is a resounding yes. Outcomes for Australians with cancer have improved significantly in the past 30 years.