Health and Medical Research Commercialisation

The Newcastle Innovation Business Development Team provides a range of services to commercial partners of the University of Newcastle.

Strategically positioned to access the University of Newcastle's state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, Newcastle Innovation provides businesses with value-added solutions to their research and technology challenges. We also assist companies build lasting partnerships with the University and leverage the considerable research expertise within the institution.

Examples of our research and development capabilities, expertise and specialist services are outlined below. In addition, the depth of innovation that transfers knowledge and expertise into commercial products is demonstrated in the investment opportunities available to commercial partners.

Contact our team to discuss how we can assist your business.


  • Bioinformatics is a knowledge area dedicated to developing tools to analyse the growing amounts of data generated by health and biomedical research. These disciplines increasingly rely on the analysis of large and complex datasets.... Read more

  • The Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) is a unique collaborative initiative which seeks to capitalise on the collective strengths, commonality of purpose and outstanding track records of research concentrations at University of... Read more

  • The University of Newcastle is positioned at the forefront of nutraceuticals, dietary supplements and functional foods research. Leveraging a multi-disciplinary research team in Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology, Nutrition and Dietetics,... Read more

  • Communication and diagnostic skills are currently taught to healthcare students using traditional lectures and tutorials, supplemented by practical experience gained during placements in the community, hospitals and other sites. The... Read more

  • Data analytics is a service provided by the University of Newcastle’s Centre for Bioinformatics Biomarker Discovery and Information-Based Medicine (CIBM). It provides scientific, mathematically-literate, supercomputing based... Read more

  • Led by Professor Paul Foster and Professor Peter Gibson, the University of Newcastle's Center for Asthma and Respiratory Disease has the necessary infrastructure and critical mass required for rigorous experimentation and... Read more

  • Evidence based medicine is currently used to manage chronic pain i.e. each individual’s clinical management is based on the outcomes from other people. The flaw in this approach is that pain and response to treatment is highly... Read more

  • Researchers have generated algorithms to predict performance data for elite football players based on parameters collected during daily physiological tests. The model is highly predictive of athlete performance with a correlation... Read more

  • Researchers at the University of Newcastle have established an experimental protocol that allows a novel, simple and robust quantitative determination of chiral recognition. The chiral determination system entails the combination of... Read more

  • A purpose built radiopharmacy laboratory based at the University of Newcastle is available for use for research services and training purposes for interested business or industry partners. As the largest laboratory of its kind in the... Read more

  • Research has shown that children who are the product of assisted reproduction therapy (ART), stand a 30 to 40 per cent increased risk of suffering from birth defects such as congenital malformation and imprinting disorders such as... Read more

Investment Opportunities

  • The research team have identified functional connections between multiple miRNA expressions and inflammatory conditions including asthma and COPD. Preliminary data suggests that targeting miRNA in the airways may lead to anti-... Read more

  • According to the World Health Organisation, each year approximately 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke. Of these, five million die and a further five million are permanently disabled, making stroke a major cause of disability... Read more

  • The Self Help for Alcohol/ other drug use and DEpression resource (SHADE), helps those suffering from co-occurring depression and substance use problems. The resource is currently available via DVD-Rom, and is comprised of ten weekly... Read more

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