Neuroscience research and development

Melbourne is at the forefront of advances in the management of disorders of the brain and central nervous system.

Home to Australia's largest brain research collaboration in the Southern Hemisphere and backed by world-class research capabilities, and outstanding infrastructure and technology platforms, Melbourne researchers and clinicians have access to some of the world's best technologies and applications to progress research into development of world leading new products to treat a range of diseases including stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, motor neuron disease, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, depression, schizophrenia, mental illness and addiction.

Melbourne offers unique advantages to companies looking for specialised capabilities for neuroscience products including:

  • Neuroscience Trials Australia is a specialized contract research organisation with global management expertise in all phases of clinical research and access to key opinion leaders across many therapeutic disease groups, experienced sites and clinical trial expertise.
  • Melbourne neuroscientists and leading teams of medical radiation physicists and medicinal chemists are working with industry to advance MRI and PET imaging technologies and radiopharmaceutical development.  Public-private partnerships have established world-class medical imaging infrastructure coordinated through the Victorian Biomedical Imaging Consortium, accessible to industry and academia.
  • The Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance has been established to determine whether genomic sequencing can provide faster and more accurate detection and diagnosis for patients with conditions including epilepsy and inherited neuropathies. Melbourne Genomics is part of the Global Alliance of 150 partner organisations utilising genetic advances to improve patient diagnosis and care.

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  • Our network of Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) offices are located around the globe and provide tailored market intelligence, insights and guidance for your import business and investment in Victoria. VGTI can also connect you with Victorian exporters and industry partners.