The Centenary Institute has welcomed the passing of the legislation for the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) in the Senate.
The MRFF will deliver a vital funding boost, ensuring Australia remains at the forefront of cutting edge medical research, delivering the critical breakthroughs needed to understand disease and find cures.
The Centenary Institute’s Executive Director, Professor Mathew Vadas AO FAHMS, said this much needed funding comes at an opportune time and will ensure Australian medical research is sustainable into the future.
“Australia is home to some of the world’s leading medical researchers. Every day we come closer to delivering new drugs, treatments and cures to some of the most chronic diseases affecting today’s society,” he said.
“The MRFF will not only ensure Australian medical research is sustainable, it will open the door to a vast array of opportunities – increasingly our capacity and allowing for new investment in resources and equipment.”
The Centenary Institute relies on the generous support of the Australian and NSW Governments, as well as the wider Australian community to fund its life saving research.