Category: Collaboration

National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) applauds the vision and strategy articulated for the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) The release of the Australian Medical Research and Innovation strategy 2016 -2021 has broadcast the key issues facing the funding of medical research and innovation in Australia and provided a strategic pathway for governments […]

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It is important for the biomedical research sector that key stakeholders from government, industry, academia and philanthropy come together to discuss how we can better support impact…. our ability to deliver community benefits. Our conference in Brisbane on the 18/19th October has a great line up of speakers to lead this conversation.  Of course it […]

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  In order to harness the benefits from medical research it is important to bring all key stakeholders together, including philanthropy, industry, government and academia.  NFMRI’s conference uniquely provides this opportunity, creating an interactive forum to discuss opportunities, issues and ideas. We encourage delegates to submit questions in advance and contribute to the conversation. The […]

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Health and medical research means different things to different people.   Many start by thinking of a specific disease or condition.  For others, research might entail support for community access, improved health services, bedside or clinical care, wellness and prevention programs, nutrition, education and other aspects including the analysis and understanding of disease prevalence and incidence. All […]

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To paraphrase Dean Kamen, ”if you have a goliath problem and you are one small man, you need an innovation”. With a view of eliminating unnecessary deaths resulting from consumption of contaminated water, Dean, as astute and determined innovator, researched and developed a water purification system, which he called SlingShot. The system he developed is […]

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Professor Stephen Haswell talks about funding from a public-private research fund supported by the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the NFMRI and how this will further enable his lab-on-a-chip technology It has taken a long academic career consisting of over 60 research grants split approximately 50:50 between government and industry, amounting to around $40m […]

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Professor Michael Good AO talks about NFMRI funding and his research into a new Strep vaccine for rheumatic heart disease and deep tissue infections   The ‘Valley of Death’ grant that we recently received from the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) has been a Godsend to our streptococcal vaccine project. Whist there […]

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Australia excels in biomedical research but sucks at commercialisation. Professor Frank Gannon says that needs to change. This article, written by Graeme O’Neill, previously appeared in Lab + Life Scientist.  Professor Gannon is director of the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, formerly known as the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. The institute is dedicated to […]

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Measuring success when supporting biomedical research can be difficult.  This is particularly relevant if there is no predetermined agreement of what success looks like or no strategy to guide how you contribute to the larger picture. Often governments, researchers and the community use terms such as ‘bench to bedside’ (beginning and end) when considering the […]

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Forbes magazine has an interesting article “How Philanthropists And Investors Can Work Together To Create Social Change“. NFMRI is supporting early stage research in our Research Institutions and Universities to de-risk innovations and enable collaborations with industry, investors, government and other academic institutions. If we consider the early history of the NIH and the Welcome […]

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Looking beyond the research and considering translational needs when funding research. How well are your expectations, application and review processes, measures of success and funding strategy aligned with the next steps for translation?

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