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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.





Boost for liver cancer patients with new $10.8 million world-class research centre

Patients with primary liver cancer will benefit from a new $10.8 million research centre established with a $5 million Cancer Research Trust grant and $5.8 million from Minderoo Foundation, Curtin…

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Australian drug chosen for global trial to treat COVID-19  

A drug developed by Perkins and UWA spinout company Dimerix will be used in a global trial to treat patients who have Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) as a result…

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Genetic screening study begins national roll-out

Full-scale recruitment for a $20 million reproductive genetic carrier screening study has begun in four states and territories ahead of national expansion next year. The pilot phase of the Mackenzie’s…

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