Australia's knowledge capital
Melbourne is home to a wide range of Australian chemical, medical technology and pharmaceutical industries, world class Universities, leading research institutes and a sophisticated health system. Its researchers are engaged in analytical, physical and biological chemistry, materials characterization, chemical and structural biology, ‘omics research, pharmaceutical development, biomedical engineering, bio-manufacturing, and biomedical and translational medicine.
In particular, Melbourne’s biomedical research and development capabilities are unparalleled in Australia, and are amongst the world’s best.
For example, the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct is made up of over 40 research, teaching and biotechnology organizations and hospitals, largely co-located around Parkville to the north of Melbourne’s city centre. The close proximity of the Precinct Partners has been key to building a culture of collaboration over many years.