Researchers at the Telethon Kid’s Institute celebrated today with the news that they had won a competitive grant from the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund of $3.4m over five years.

Dr Tom Snelling the lead investigator from the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases at Telethon Kids, said that this type of clinical trial is the best way to determine which treatments work, and which ones don’t.

Dr. Andre Schultz a member of the research team, said that the grant will be used to support the BEAT CF trial which was seed funded by one of CFWA’s generous philanthropists through the ACFRT.  Dr. Schultz said that success in major schemes like the MRFF depended not only on the quality of the project but also on the applicants' ability to demonstrate substantial progress made towards their goal.

The seed funding provided helped the team at TKI to make progress in developing the platform that they will use as a patient/physician interface for data collection.

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25 January 2018