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‘Chance favours the prepared mind’

Frederico Calhabeu has followed Louis Pasteur’s advice from France to Cartherics

By Leigh Dayton

When considering whether to continue his translational research program at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI), Frederico Calhabeu had a quick chat with Silvio Tiziani, Director, External Strategy and Planning at ARMI.

Silvio suggested a quiet word with several contacts in the […]

2020-08-27T00:48:45+00:00August 27th, 2020|

Celebrating National Science Week / Q&A with Dr Ian Nisbet – Cartherics’ COO

In celebration of National Science Week 2020, Solubility is supporting the#InspiringAustraliaInitiative by profiling five dynamic scientific careers.

Next up in our daily interview series is Dr Ian Nisbet.


What does your role entail?

Cartherics is harnessing the body’s immune system to target and kill cancer […]

2020-08-19T23:44:57+00:00August 19th, 2020|

Good News from Cartherics

New funding from the Federal Entrepreneurs Programme will boost the company’s R&D efforts

By Leigh Dayton

“It’s good to get new money into Cartherics,” says the Cartherics’ Chief Scientific Officer Richard Boyd. He adds that the AU$120,000 in grant funding is particularly welcome as all Melbourne-based research and development (R&D) groups are managing the hurdles of […]

2020-08-19T06:21:41+00:00August 19th, 2020|

Cartherics attends international meeting of cell therapy leaders – virtually.

Join a panel on “off-the-shelf” therapies with CEO Alan Trounson

By Leigh Dayton

8 July 2020

Cartherics will take part in the Onco Cell Therapy Summit 2020 virtual conference 8-10 July AEST. Cartherics CEO Alan Trounson, Chief Scientific Officer Richard Boyd and lead scientists will join an international gathering of key decision makers for CAR-T therapies.

The Summit, […]

2020-07-08T03:35:28+00:00July 8th, 2020|

What’s COVID-19 doing to Australian Biotech ?

Cartherics Chief Scientific Officer Richard Boyd and Chief Operating Officer Ian Nisbet take a hard look

It’s hardly news. COVID-19 is a global threat. By the end of May 2020 it had killed 356,000 people worldwide and 103 Australians. The cost to the global economy is estimated in the trillions of dollars and Governments around the […]

2020-06-04T04:44:25+00:00June 4th, 2020|

Congratulations Dr Balachandran

Cartherics is delighted to announce that doctoral student Anisha Balachandran has been awarded her PhD…read the official news.

‘Dear Dr Balachandran Suraiya,

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Professor Margaret Gardner AO – President and Vice-Chancellor, in accordance with the delegated authority of the Monash University Council, has conferred the award Doctor Of […]

2020-05-29T06:16:21+00:00May 29th, 2020|

Supporting Science

Cartherics answers the coronavirus call

By Leigh Dayton, Cartherics Communications Advisor

The global COVID-19 pandemic affects all Australians, their friends and family, at home and abroad. It is having a profound and enduring impact on our society, our resilience and our health.

So, when the President of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS), John Shine, called upon researchers […]

2020-05-12T03:14:38+00:00May 11th, 2020|

Cartherics Salutes World Ovarian Cancer Day – 8 May 2020

A message from Cartherics’ CEO Alan Trounson

In Australia, one woman loses her battle with ovarian cancer every eight hours. That is why Cartherics supports World Ovarian Cancer Day and the 130 organisations which promote it.

On May 8th members of the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition come together to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and the need […]

2020-05-11T07:19:24+00:00May 7th, 2020|

Natural Killer Cell Therapies Catch Up to CAR T

There’s a new cell-based cancer immunotherapy on the block.

When the first anticancer therapies based on engineered T cells hit the market a few years ago, they offered the possibility of what would have once been perceived as a medical miracle: a one-shot cure for certain blood cancers. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies, […]

2020-04-29T06:28:19+00:00April 29th, 2020|

Going Virtual at Cartherics

COVID-19 may well be responsible for shutting down much of the country, but the Cartherics crew carries on in electronically caffeinated style.

By Leigh Dayton, Cartherics Communication Advisor

It happens every Thursday. Cartherics team members gather for a Virtual Coffee Break. Everyone brings their caffeine of choice and fronts up to their home computer screen for a […]

2020-04-27T00:36:02+00:00April 27th, 2020|