A new RNA ecosystem is emerging. With the high-speed development of mRNA vaccines, brought on by rapid advances in the broader area of RNA biology and therapeutics, RNA products are being developed for a wide array of needs.
From cancer treatments to diagnostics to agriculture, RNA science may hold the key to understanding some of the most complex scientific challenges.
The UNSW RNA Institute links and expands multidisciplinary teams in RNA biology, RNA chemistry and RNA medicine, with clinical experts and services, underpinned by a pilot-scale RNA accelerator facility.
A world class science, therapeutics and translational facility for improving health and the quality of life through innovations in RNA science, engineering and medicine.
The formation of a dedicated institute for RNA science, therapeutics and translational support is timely and will help ensure that NSW becomes a major international hub in the RNA ecosystem, positioned to make critical contributions to major advances in human health.
The institute will have at its centre the RNA Production Accelerator, a facility for scaling-up and producing promising RNA and nanoparticle drug candidates at pilot-scale before having them fast-tracked for pre-clinical trials.
We are Australia’s leading RNA research institute, led by Director Professor Pall Thordarson. Our mission is to grow and support the NSW RNA Ecosystem through research of four key challenge areas: RNA interactions, delivery, sensing and manufacturing.
If you’re interested in learning more about RNA and RNA-based technologies, including how they can be used now and into the future, please read this series of explainers that shed some light on a fascinating field.
We work with companies to solve problems and advance technologies in a variety of ways. These include scaling up (m)RNA or (lipid) nanoparticle delivery systems and developing quality control processes as well as compiling the ideal cross-disciplinary team to advance your deep tech R&D program.
To explore the opportunities presented by the institute, its equipment, facilities, expertise and research network, please contact us via email, or follow us on Twitter.