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Biomedical Research Translation

To assist researchers conducting research to industry translation of their work


BioCurate is a joint venture between The University of Melbourne and Monash University.  BioCurate focus on translating drug discoveries in a form attractive to commercial partners.  As an independent operator BioCurate aim to help projects succeed over the period between the end of primary research funding and the start of investment from companies at late pre-clinical and early clinical development.


University of Melbourne staff information for BioCurate (login required)

Andy Allen - Commercialisation, School of Biomedical Science


Andy Allen is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Biomedical Sciences with responsibility in supporting translational research.  Andy has a wealth of experience in working in the pharmaceutical industry on translation opportunities.  He is interested in translation projects undertaken across the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and can give advice on appropriate steps to take and networking opportunities, working closely with colleagues in Business Development.

Email :

Tel : 9035 3524

Research, Innovation and Commercial Engagement

The University’s Business Development Directors assist organisations looking to work more closely with the University. With senior industry experience, the Business Development Directors understand the expectations of businesses and organisations, and the University’s partnering and commercialisation processes.

They can assist with :

  • Engaging with industry
  • Research sponsorship and tender opportunities
  • Contract research proposals
  • IP protection
  • Technology transfer

If you have a general question about working with us, or about which Business Development Director can best work with you, please contact Andrew Maxwell.


The Melbourne Clinical and Translational Science Platform seeks to to facilitate and collaborate, with our partners to ensure resources are visible and mechanisms are in place for accessing the core research methods of Biostatistics, Health Economics or Health Informatics.

Research Infrastructure at the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne provides a variety of research platforms including spectrometry, proteomics, microscopy, informatics, materials research, bioimaging, cytometry and data management to assist in translational science.  

Research Infrastructure at the University of Melbourne

NHMRC Research Translation assistance

The National Health and Medical Research Council have a variety of funding schemes, initiatives and assistance mechanisms to support research translation to practice. 

Research Translation and Impact (NHMRC)

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