The Illumina-University of Melbourne Genomics Hub

The Illumina UoM Genomics Hub will accelerate the translation and commercialisation of biomedical research into a cluster of high-growth, high-tech startups.

The Illumina UoM Genomics Hub will accelerate the translation and commercialisation of biomedical research into a cluster of high-growth, high-tech startups within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct. With the support of Invest Victoria, it will foster a pipeline of commercially focused genomics innovation projects and drive increased investment in Victoria.

The Hub will be executed in two phases:

  • Phase 1, Innovation Foundations: Two two-year flagship genomic innovation projects, the first to develop diagnostic technologies in Cancer Liquid Biopsy and COVID response, and second to lift local genomics research and clinical trials via the partnership’s core enabling platforms (clinical genomics, bioinformatics and health economics).
  • Phase 2: Building the genomics ecosystem over three years including expanding the commercialization pipeline, providing industry experts to support genomics commercialisation and new venture formation, and education and workforce development initiatives.

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