The AU$60 million Cell Therapy Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CTM CRC) opened in Adelaide in December 2013. Headquartered at Mawson Lakes in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, the CTM CRC is unique in Australia. It focusses on developing cell therapy manufacturing techniques, to be rapidly developed to commercial-scale development.
The CTM CRC's research and development partners include Terumo BCT, Cell Therapies, Next Cell, the University of South Australia, Queensland University of Technology, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA Pathology, Medvet, the University of Sydney, and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.
Its purpose-built clean room facilities at Mawson Lakes are vital infrastructure for developing a cell manufacturing hub for the Asia-Pacific region.
Adjacent to the CTM CRC is Technology Park Adelaide, an established hub of defence and aerospace, advanced electronics and information communication technology companies, anchored by global companies Optus, Kongsberg Protech Systems, Saab Technologies Australia and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Australia. Technology Park is home to more than 85 companies.
Health Industries South Australia is the South Australian Government agency helping health and life sciences companies invest in Adelaide.
Forty-three and a half per cent of R&D costs will be reimbursed in cash to eligible companies with an aggregated annual turnover of less than A$20 million. Read more