The Hon Karen Andrews, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology is opening the Translational Research Institute’s (TRI) new state-of-the-art clinical cleanroom manufacturing and training facility, T3 Cleanrooms, and the inaugural MTPCareers Symposium on Wednesday 14 October 2020.
The new cleanroom facility will help significantly speed-up the translation of Australian medical innovations into clinical practice, and will be available to researchers, start-ups and companies to manufacture sterile products on a small scale.
Professor Scott Bell, CEO of the TRI says the T3 Cleanroom facility is the outcome of a successful partnership with Australian biotech, Vaxxas Pty Ltd, to secure funding from MTPConnect to build clinical manufacturing and training capacity.
Based in dedicated commercial space at TRI, Vaxxas worked with us to identify a critical gap in medtech manufacturing and skills for companies needing to scale-up production for clinical trials, which led TRI to develop the unique T3 Cleanrooms.”
Professor Scott Bell, CEO of the TRI
Having access to this vital facility is enabling Vaxxas to progress its innovative vaccine technology from preclinical to clinical trials and is a great example of the translational pathway that exists at TRI to foster the commercialisation of Australian medical innovations.
“Importantly, while based at TRI, Vaxxas has secured millions in funding from the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Merck and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support human clinical trials of its micro-patch technology to deliver vaccines worldwide.”
MTPConnect CEO, Dr Dan Grant says the Growth Centre’s funding is improving critical research infrastructure to global standards to help accelerate the translation of new medical innovations, while also boosting the workforce skills of Australia’s new generation of scientists.
“Giving Australian researchers and start-up medtech and pharma companies access to high