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MEDIA OPP: Launch of Bio Innovation Hub opens scope for new disease treatments

La Trobe University < 1 mins read

What:

Victorian Government Minister Colin Brooks, representing the Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney, and La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor Professor Theo Farrell, will Launch the new $8 million state-of-the-art Bio Innovation Hub at La Trobe's Melbourne campus in Bundoora.

The purpose-built facility will support the development of world-leading biotechnology and agri-technology businesses. It includes PC2 “wet” laboratories – joining just a handful of the sought-after labs in the state – and world-class equipment to help businesses commercialise their research discoveries. 

 

VivaZome CEO and Managing Director Xenia Sango will outline the development of a new treatment that could potentially reverse or stop progression of traumatic brain injury, using the world-class facilities at the Hub.

The event also includes the official opening of the Jenny Graves Building, named in honour of eminent La Trobe Professor Jenny Graves AC.

 

When:

Friday, 12 July

Building launch 10am

Bio Innovation Hub launch 10.30am

Media to arrive 10 minutes before the launch start times

 

Where:

Level 2, Jenny Graves Building, La Trobe University, Bundoora

See Map for details. Parking is recommended in CP1 or CPV

 

Media enquiries

Robyn Grace I r.grace@latrobe.edu.au I M: 0420826595

Charisse Ede I c.ede@latrobe.edu.au I M: 0404030698

 

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