Grants Database

Using blood biomarkers to predict dementia risk and aid dementia diagnosis

To purchase a Simoa Quanterix HD-1 Analyser, a machine which detects markers of neurodegeneration in the blood to predict dementia risk and aid dementia diagnosis.

  • Program Area: Healthy - Medical Research
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Project State: QLD
  • Year Granted: 2020
  • Grantee: Childrens Hospital Foundation Queensland

Establishing Queensland

To establish the first Queensland Micro-Irradiation Facility at the Translational Research Institute in Brisbane to test new therapies in research models.

Aurora Spectral Analyser - the application of next generation cytometry to the basic/clinical research interface.

To purchase an Aurora Spectral Analyser to enhance the ability to establish correlations of altered white blood cell populations in disease and response to therapy.

  • Program Area: Healthy - Medical Research
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Project State: NSW
  • Year Granted: 2020
  • Grantee: The Trustee for Lifehouse Australia Trust

Customised bone prostheses for people with cancer through desktop scanning electron microscopy

To purchase a desktop scanning electron microscope to enable crucial breakthroughs in research into bone replacement technology for sarcoma patients.

  • Program Area: Healthy - Medical Research
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Project State: QLD
  • Year Granted: 2020
  • Grantee: The Council of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research

Using Machine Learning to look for patterns in Cancer Genomics

To acquire specialised computer hardware to run Machine Learning analyses to investigate cancer microenvironments.

  • Program Area: Healthy - Medical Research
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Project State: WA
  • Year Granted: 2020
  • Grantee: Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research Inc T/A Western Australian Institute for Medical Research

An automated digital pathology scanner to accelerate drug target discovery

To acquire an automated digital pathology scanner with brightfield and fluorescence microscopy capabilities to accelerate drug target discovery.

  • Program Area: Healthy - Medical Research
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Project State: NSW
  • Year Granted: 2020
  • Grantee: St Vincent's Hospital Sydney Ltd

High-speed 2D/3D microscope imaging platform with image-enhancing capability for disease modelling and testing novel therapies

To acquire revolutionary new microscope technology equipment to validate disease modelling and therapeutic applications.

  • Program Area: Healthy - Medical Research
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Project State: NT
  • Year Granted: 2020
  • Grantee: Menzies School of Health Research

Acquisition of instrumentation for MALDI-TOF MS based microbial identification.

To purchase equipment to fastrack microbial identification for therapies and training of new generation of local researchers.

  • Program Area: Healthy - Medical Research
  • Amount: $200,000
  • Project State: QLD
  • Year Granted: 2020
  • Grantee: Queensland University of Technology: Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation

A GPS for Studying Disease Biology: The Nanostring GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler

To purchase a Nanostring GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler, a new technology capable of identifying DNA sequences by barcoding and localising in tissue samples in real-time.

  • Program Area: Healthy - Medical Research
  • Amount: $150,000
  • Project State: ACT
  • Year Granted: 2020
  • Grantee: Australian National University: College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

ANU High-Throughput 3D Cell and Organism Screening Facility for Cancer Drug Discovery

To purchase a highly specialised cabinet containing a bioprinter and robotics to automatically 'print' 3D organoids into microplates for screening.

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