Entries in Western Australia (5)
The Centre for Comparative Genomics (CCG) is a Western Australian State Government Centre of Excellence. The Centre draws together biomedical and agricultural research and development, bioinformatics activities, expertise in comparative genomics, software development and high performance computing in such a way as to promote shared understanding within and across fields of study. The CCG houses the Australian Bioinformatics Facility (ABF) funded through the National Collaborative Research Infrastracture Strategy to lead the national bioinformatics research infrastructure for genomics, proteomics and metabolomics platforms. The Centre also houses the iVEC@Murdoch supercomputing facility ($6 million) which consists of a supercomputer ranked number 87 in the world (June, 2011).
The research of Curtin University's Nanochemistry Research Institute bridges the physical sciences of nanotechnology and the life sciences of biotechnology.
Specifically biotechnology related activities being carried out with collaborating institutions include controlled delivery of conventional drugs, growth factors and anti-sense genes, insulin mimetics, computer simulation of intermolecular forces in DNA, novel approaches to iron overload diseases, lactose separation and utilisation, guided tissue engineering, biomimetics, biomineralisation, and implantable materials.
pSivida is a provider of miniaturised, sustained-release drug delivery products and is continuing the evolution of these systems. It is developing a series of additional miniaturised, bioerodible, sustained release systems to deliver a range of proteins and small drug molecules to virtually any site in the body.