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Written by Jenny Pyke Jenny is the R&D Program Advisor and Accreditation Manager with the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA)   There are ongoing discussions regarding the lack of reproducibility of research. This concern, expressed globally, has been fuelled by stakeholders’ failed attempts to reproduce key research outcomes and the retraction of some research papers, […]

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Back in the nineties, when the Biotechnology sector was emerging, Signals Magazine published a series of articles “How the Elephants Dance”.   This series explored how the biotechnology sector and big pharmaceutical companies interacted together and with each other to bring new medicines, vaccine, diagnostics and devices to market where those in need could access the […]

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Expressions of interest for the 2017 annual grant round are now open and close on Thursday 6th April 2017. The general call for EOI in 2017 is only open for Portfolio 2 and Portfolio 3 applications this year.  The common focus of portfolio 2 and 3 grants is enabling researchers to access research capability and capacity […]

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8th december 2016  [SYDNEY, NSW] –The National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) announced joint winners of the Dr John Dixon Hughes Medal for Medical Research Innovation and new 2017 grant recipients.  In the presence of industry, business and research experts, successful researchers from across the country received funding to support the advancement of […]

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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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Rob McInnes, Partner, DibbsBarker Seeking Impact and RoI: Differences and Similarities in Philanthropic, Investor & Public Funding

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Dan Baker, M.D., Disease Area Stronghold Leader, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Janssen Research & Development talks about translating biomedical research.    

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Dr Noel Chambers, CEO, The National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation discusses how funders of research should consider how to influence important activities beyond research that enable translation and impact.

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by Philippa Lewis There is constant noise across Australia when it comes to innovation, start-ups and technology especially in healthcare.  Blogs abound, meetups and accelerators are in orbit, researchers have never been more inspired, corporates are anxious not to miss out and governments are trying to navigate their methods of contribution and justify their electoral pitches. […]

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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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