Industry & Investors
BioCurate is owned jointly by Monash University and the University of Melbourne, but is expertly led and independently governed and operated. It brings the advanced commercialisation skills and funding needed to address successfully the early stage “valley of death” that faces new discoveries. By doing so it unlocks the combined exceptional biomedical research strengths in Melbourne, enabling significant new discoveries to be translated more rapidly into new medicines; with potentially huge health and economic benefits to Victoria and Australia.
A wide range of drug candidates are currently at preclinical or early clinical stages at both Universities. BioCurate will enable the best of these transformational drug candidates to become a medical and commercial reality, by combining expertise and scale of both partners.
Partnering with BioCurate offers a number of benefits:
- Privileged access to the research capabilities of Australia’s two top biomedical universities
- Single point of contact for communication and negotiation
- Leveraging an internationally experienced team with local presence and extensive networks, and
- Assurance of a focus on unmet need, rigorous science, commercial potential and customer needs.
“People talk about multiple valleys of death in our biotech industry and the venture between Monash and Melbourne squarely addresses the first of these which is really to try to identify that handful of potentially valuable product candidates from the sea of basic science discoveries.”