The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University in Australia has collaborated with Northern Health, a provider of acute, maternity, and other healthcare services, to launch a ‘Clinical Translation Research Partnership’.  

The new alliance aims to fast-track the development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches from the lab to clinical settings, with a focus on enhancing the overall patient care. 

It will initially concentrate on research to assist patients with cancer, blood disorders, as well as other chronic diseases.  

The Clinical Translational Research Partnership will leverage RMIT and Northern Health’s respective expertise in fields such as imaging, immunology, spectroscopy, and pharmacology.  

Furthermore, the initiative is set to host clinical trials, especially in cancer and nanoparticle diagnostic research, to foster breakthroughs and improve patient outcomes. 

The organisations will also partner with the pharmaceutical industry to introduce new therapies, treatments, as well as diagnostics options to patients. 

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In addition to research, the partnership is dedicated to workforce development.  

It aims to cultivate a pool of skilled students equipped to drive healthcare innovation, addressing the specific workforce needs of the Northern suburbs and the broader demands of the research and healthcare sectors.  

Several master’s and PhD positions will also be offered to bolster the partnered research and cultivate the next generation of health researchers. 

Northern Health will mainly focus on serving a rapidly expanding population in three of Victoria’s six growth areas, with its population to expected grow by over 74% by 2036.  

The Clinical Translation Research Partnership is poised to cater to the needs of this burgeoning populace while inspiring future healthcare workers and propelling health research to enhance outcomes for future patients. 

Northern Health Research Executive Committee chair associate professor Prahlad Ho said: “Our Clinical Translational Research Partnership is critical to improve research capabilities across northern Melbourne, including delivery of innovative clinical trial capabilities as well as novel biomarkers in our multicultural population. 

“Northern Health’s partnership with RMIT will allow a pipeline for the rapid and effective translation of key technological advances into clinical use.” 

RMIT Bundoora Health Precinct associate deputy vice-chancellor professor Catherine Itsiopoulos added: “Our Clinical Research Translation Partnership will connect clinicians, researchers and academic leaders to ideate and solve healthcare priorities for diverse communities in Melbourne’s north.”