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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Mater Medical Research Institute
    The Mater Medical Research Institute focuses on the translation of medical research to commercial outcomes that improve clinical care for the benefit of patients.
  • Patheon Biologics
    Patheon 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.
  • LuinaBio
    LuinaBio (formally known as PharmaSynth) is a leading biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) specialising in cell derived products, transforming discoveries into a drug substance via a sustainable process designed to scale from pre-clinical development to commercial manufacture.
  • Queensland Clinical Trials Network (QCTN)
    QCTN was established to provide a single point of contact for organisations looking to conduct pre-clinical and clinical research in Queensland, connecting organisations with Queensland research institutions, hospitals, contract research organisations and other relevant service providers in the clinical research sector.
  • 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 research centre, TetraQ provides pre-clinical and clinical drug research and development services to 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 will 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.
  • 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.
  • Wesley 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:

Science Division

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