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Clinical trials capacity

If you are considering conducting pre-clinical and clinical trials, Queensland's expertise and strength in this area can help accelerate the delivery of your product for testing.

Queensland is a destination of choice for clinical trials with experienced service providers that can produce significant business value on costs and time, generating data that is acceptable in North America, Europe and Asia.

Service providers

There are many service providers that you can contact in Queensland to conduct your clinical trials:

  • AusTrials
    AusTrials is a leading operator of private clinical trial facilities. Based at Sherwood in Brisbane, AusTrials works together with research organisations and pharmaceutical companies to make clinical trials available to Australian patients.
  • Clinical Network Services (CNS)
    CNS provides clinical trials management, including contract research organisation and site management services. Headquartered in Hamilton, Brisbane, it has operations in Australia, USA, United Kingdom, and New Zealand.
  • Coastal Digestive Health
    Based on the Sunshine Coast, Coastal Digestive Health is a gastroenterology clinic that consists of a team of paediatric and adult gastroenterologists. They are one of the leading sites for phase 3 trials in inflammatory bowel disease and are amongst the best recruiting sites for 2 trials throughout Australia.
  • ERA Consulting
    A leading independent regulatory affairs and product development consultancy specialising in complex biotechnology related medicines. They can assist with pre-clinical services and CMC, and clinical trial design and applications.
  • Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF)
    The GMRF Clinical Trials Unit focuses on phase 1 patient studies and phase 2 and 3 studies at Greenslopes Private Hospital. Since its establishment in 2005, the Unit has performed over 150 trials in liver disease, oncology and respiratory illnesses. The majority of trials are sponsored by multinational pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies.
  • Griffith University's Clinical Trial Unit
    The Clinical Trial Unit is located adjacent to the Gold Coast University Hospital and is part of the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct. The Unit is a core research facility offering purpose-built, good clinical practice aligned clinical trial facilities for Phase I–IV clinical trials to researchers and professional clinical trial coordination services to commercial pharmaceutical, biotech, nutraceutical, complementary medicine clients and clinical research organisations.
  • Icon Group
    Icon Cancer Foundation delivers a comprehensive cancer clinical trials program across the Group's network. As Australia's largest private clinical trials provider, Icon has more than 100 clinical trials running across the Group's day hospital network.
  • James Cook University (JCU) Clinical Trials Centre
    The Clinical Trials Centre, through the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine and in collaboration with the Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre, conducts clinical trials that seek to improve the health and wellbeing of tropical populations, with a focus on infectious disease, chronic disease and the intersection between the two. With the capacity to conduct Phase 1–4 clinical trials and experienced trial investigators, JCU is looking to further develop clinical trial activity in the northern Queensland region.
  • Life Sciences Queensland
    Representing over 190 member entities, Life Sciences Queensland is an Australian peak industry group, working to assist the growth of individual firms and organisations providing members with tools, services, market intelligence.
  • LuinaBio
    Located in Brisbane, LuinaBio (formally known as PharmaSynth) is a leading biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing organisation (CMO). LuinaBio specialises in cell derived products, transforming discoveries into a drug substance via a sustainable process designed to scale from pre-clinical development to commercial manufacture.
  • Mater Research – Clinical Trials
    The Mater focuses on the translation of medical research to commercial outcomes that improve clinical care for the benefit of patients.
  • Novotech
    Headquartered in Australia since 1996 and operating in 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Novotech is internationally recognised in the industry as a leading regional full-service Clinical Research Organisation.
  • Patheon Biologics
    Patheon Biologics Brisbane (part of Thermo Fisher Scientific) is a leading biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) specialising in offering mammalian cell culture capabilities and production of cGMP material for pre-clinical studies and clinical trial material batches for Phase 1, 2 and 3 clinical studies.
  • Pharma To Market
    Pharma To Market is a leading regulatory affairs consulting company operating in the Asia-Pacific region. They assist pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and other life science companies to register their products and access the diverse and rapidly growing markets.
  • Q-Gen Cell Therapeutics
    Q-Gen Cell Therapeutics is a fully integrated facility for translational research within QIMR Berghofer, providing GMP manufacturing facilities for translating QIMR Berghofer's clinical research to the bedside. These facilities are also available for external researchers and commercial organisations.
  • QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
    QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is one of Queensland's premier medical research institutes, with expertise in research, product development and clinical trials in the areas of cancer, infectious diseases and mental health/complex disorders.
  • Q-Pharm
    Q-Pharm is an independent contract research organisation that conducts phase 1 and phase 2 clinical trials of pharmaceutical and biotechnology products.
  • TetraQ
    An experienced commercial and regulatory compliant contract research organisation, located in a University of Queensland research centre, TetraQ provides pre-clinical and clinical drug research and development services to clients.
  • The University of Queensland's Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR)
    UQCCR brings together clinicians, scientists and other health professionals to deliver patient-focused research and is based at the Royal Brisbane and Woman's Hospital.
  • The University of Queensland's Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug Development (CIPDD)
    CIPPD, with its commercial arm TetraQ, is a contract research organisation that provides pre-clinical drug research and development services to external clients.
  • Therapeutic Innovation Australia (TIA)
    TIA was established to accelerate the translation of Australian medical discoveries into commercial products through collaboration, linking members with research capabilities, infrastructure, support and funding that accelerate commercialisation.
  • Translational Research Institute (TRI)
    TRI is one of only a few places in the world where new biopharmaceuticals and treatments can be discovered, produced, clinically tested, and manufactured in one location. Researchers and clinicians from The University of Queensland (UQ), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Mater Medical Research Institute and the Princess Alexandra Hospital come together in a facility designed to facilitate the translation of medical research from the bench to tangible outcomes for patients.
  • University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Clinical Trials Centre
    The Clinical Trials Centre conducts commercially sponsored clinical trials across a private network of 16 locations which includes primary care, specialist medicine, cancer centres and hospitals. Phase 1–3 drug and device trials are conducted across a broad range of therapeutic areas.
  • Wesley Medical Research Institute Clinical Trials Centre
    The Clinical Trials Centre is a purpose-built facility supporting clinicians and specialists conducting clinical trials of new drugs, devices and health treatments for clients.

Policy advice

For policy advice about clinical trials and other health issues, visit Queensland Health's Health Innovation, Investment and Research Office.

Contact us

For questions about clinical trials and clinical trial capabilities in Queensland contact:

Queensland Health
Health Innovation, Investment and Research Office

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