CAI secures $4.7M for new ARC Training Centre for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging Technology

5 June 2017

The University of Queensland will have a new ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging Technology, backed by $4.7 million in ARC funding and an additional $1 million provided by industry partners.

Led by CAI Director, Professor David Reutens, the centre aims to transform Australia’s Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals industry, helping to unlock its great potential to lift the nation’s prosperity. The centre will train 20 industry-ready innovation scientists to tackle skills gaps in radiochemistry and diagnostic imaging in Australia’s medical technologies and pharmaceuticals sector.

The centre will draw together leading researchers and industry partners to develop novel diagnostics, therapeutics and theranostics for cost-effective diagnostic imaging and improved health outcomes.

The centre is one of nine successfull applications under the Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme for 2017. More details available from the Australian Research Council.

Press release available on UQ News.