29 April 2020
Does your research team need to access to translational R&D facilities to work on COVID-19 projects? If your team are up for the challenge, then this opportunity could be for you.
Therapeutic Innovation Australia (TIA) has announced funding that will target the Australian COVID-19 response. In a new round of TIA’s established Pipeline Accelerator initiative, this scheme is encouraging researchers from academia and industry working on projects related to COVID-19 to apply for a voucher to subsidise the cost of accessing one or more of a network of over twenty translational R&D facilities across the country.
Projects can focus on any aspect of the response to COVID-19, including (but not limited to):
- Vaccine candidate discovery and development
- Process development for biologics
- Pilot-scale GMP production
- TGA-licenced testing and production of therapies
- Patient sample collection and apheresis
- Supply and screening of biologic, cell or small molecule compound libraries
- Screening of libraries for hit, lead, tool or target discovery
- Drug optimisation and development
- Preclinical/toxicological testing
- Bioanalytics and characterisation
- Support for development of diagnostics and assays
- Clinical trial support
TIA CEO, Dr Stuart Newman encourages the sector to apply.
“From the first moment that COVID-19 was recognised as a global health threat, TIA supported facilities were involved in a global response,” Dr Newman explained.
“This scheme is a means to identify and enable more novel COVID-19 projects by facilitating and funding access to the expertise and facilities within the TIA consortium.”
To find out how to apply, visit TIA’s website.