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Excellent research is fundamental to the development of lifesaving treatments and better diagnostics.

The Perkins combines world-class research laboratories and collaborative teams to pursue excellence in medical science with a focus on translating our research breakthroughs into better health for our community. Our teams have more than 400 research and clinical staff working together to reach toward new medical solutions and bring them closer.





WA expertise produces 10,000 face shields to support frontline health workers

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, The University of Western Australia, WA Department of Health and Adarsh Australia have teamed up to manufacture up to 10,000 face-shields initially to support…

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WA pearling family seeds ground-breaking genetic research

New fund to help families avoid risk of passing on devastating diseases Fast Fact: Rare genetic diseases cause 35% of deaths in the first year of life One of WA’s…

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New way to detect breast cancer more accurately

A team of researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and The University of Western Australia have developed a new way to more accurately detect breast cancer in…

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