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Made in Queensland: First Participants Dosed as Phase 1 Clinical Trial Commences for University of Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Early last month in Australia, the University of Queensland (UQ) and vaccine partner Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) formed an alliance with global biotechnology company CSL (originated in Australia) to accelerate the development, manufacturing,...

Australasian Kidney Trials Network Mobilized in Clinical Trial Revealing Allopurinol Should not be Used for Chronic Kidney Disease

Although up to 20% of kidney disease patients may be prescribed a medication known as Allopurinol, unfortunately the results of a major clinical trial led by University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the George Institute for Global Health in collaboration with the...

Development of ‘Mini-Insulin’ and the Implications for A Superior, Faster-Acting Human Insulin for Type 1 Diabetes Patients

University of Utah researchers are part of an international team, including Danes and Australians, that have developed the world’s smallest, fully functional version of the insulin hormone based on venom from the predatory cone snail. It’s been almost a hundred years...

Walter and Eliza Institute’s Virtual Tech-based Study Investigating use of Hydroxychloroquine to Protect Frontline Health Workers from COVID-19

The Walter and Eliza Institute of Medical Research, a leading biomedical research center in Australia, recently selected U.S.-based, multinational IQVIA (NYSE: IQV)—the world’s largest clinical research organization or CRO—to manage COVID SHIELD, a Phase II/III...

Taiwan’s Chang Gung University Teams with Australian Researchers to Study Potential of Ivermectin Targeting COVID-19

Australia’s Monash University, along with the University of Melbourne and Taiwan’s Chang Gung University, signed a collaboration and nondisclosure agreement centering on the development of new drugs for potential use against viruses, including SARS-CoV-2—the virus...

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