RNA pilot manufacturing facility to be established by NSW and ACT universities | 7NEWS

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A first-of-its-kind RNA pilot manufacturing facility to translate mRNA and RNA research into home-grown therapeutics and vaccines will be built in NSW following a $96 million investment from the state government.

The facility will be established in partnership with NSW and ACT universities through the NSW RNA Bioscience Alliance, led by UNSW Sydney Professor Pall Thordarson. It will include laboratories, pre-clinical scale spaces and a small-scale fill and finish facility to enable early-stage RNA-based drug development.

“We are the first state in Australia to deliver a pilot manufacturing facility to spearhead the establishment of a local RNA industry,” NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said at the UNSW in Sydney.

“The COVID pandemic has demonstrated to the world that it is critically important that we have the capability to develop vaccines quickly and for our country to have sovereign capability. The advent of mRNA vaccines and the crucial role they’ve played in getting NSW back on the road to a pandemic recovery is just the beginning of what this incredible emerging medical technology can do. There is no better state than NSW to grow Australia’s emerging RNA industry into a global player.”

Premier Dominic Perrottet, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres, Treasurer Matt Kean and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier Gabrielle Upton attended the announcement about the pilot RNA manufacturing facility at the UNSW’s Alumni Park in Kensington.

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