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New research facility to deliver life-saving medical technology in Western Sydney

CMRI is delighted by the NSW Government’s announcement about the establishment of Australia’s ​first commercial-scale viral vector manufacturing facility in the Westmead Health and Innovation District. The ability to manufacture high-quality (clinical grade) viral vectors in Australia is critically important for our gene therapy programs. It will accelerate the delivery of, and access to, life-saving new gene therapies developed in the CMRI labsContinue reading “New research facility to deliver life-saving medical technology in Western Sydney”

Australian first gene therapy for childhood blindness

Two Sydney siblings have become the first patients in the country to receive a novel gene therapy that has rescued their vision and holds hope for preventing them from going blind. The ocular gene therapy, LUXTURNA, is the world’s first approved gene replacement therapy for an inherited blinding eye condition and one of the firstContinue reading “Australian first gene therapy for childhood blindness”

CMRI Awarded Multiple Medical Research Future Fund Grants

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) was awarded multiple Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grants to help improve the lives of children living with genetic diseases. The MRFF, which is an initiative of the Australian Government, has funded research projects in cancer, gene therapy, and stem cell medicine at CMRI. Dr Anai Gonzalez-Cordero, head of theContinue reading “CMRI Awarded Multiple Medical Research Future Fund Grants”

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