FHRI Fund supports new early phase clinical trial centre in Joondalup

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An early phase clinical trials centre, partly funded through the State Government’s Future Health Research and Innovation (FHRI) Fund, is being established in Joondalup.


Linear Clinical Research, a not-for-profit organisation, will receive $2.25 million through the FHRI Fund towards establishing the facility, which will allow more healthy volunteer early-phase clinical trials to be conducted in Western Australia.


Early-phase trials are the first step in testing new medicines that have been developed in the laboratory.  More than 1,200 trial participants are expected to take part in clinical trials at the centre each year, with the facility working collaboratively with the WA health system through the Joondalup Health Campus.


Improving early phase clinical trial capacity in the State through increased infrastructure was one of the key priorities identified in the FHRI Fund Clinical Trial consultation that was held in September 2021.  The consultation, which included input from over 140 respondents including consumers, experts in clinical trials, clinicians, clinical trial professionals, academics and industry, was utilised to identify clinical trial priority areas and provide options for the development of programs for the FHRI Fund.

Last Updated: 23/05/2022