We transform Australia & New Zealand's most promising medical discoveries into the latest medical therapies that save lives & improve quality of life, while generating returns for investors.

The MRCF is the largest life science investment fund in Australia and New Zealand. We are a unique collaboration between major Australian superannuation funds, the Australian and New Zealand governments, Australian state governments and over 50 leading medical research institutes and research hospitals.

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Portfolio

We’re immensely proud of our portfolio. Partnering with talented scientists, clinicians and entrepreneurs, we have supported more than 40 companies to date.
The collaborative nature of the MRCF provides a supportive investment process, fostering best practice commercialisation and encouraging innovation. The MRCF works closely with its 50+ Member Institutes to identify promising opportunities with strong commercialisation potential.
The MRCF is unique, in that it is structured as a collaboration between the investors and the Member Institutes, with experienced representatives from each institute providing a ‘peer review’ assessment of opportunities through representation on the Investment Review Committee (IRC).
The MRCF works closely with the Member Institutes to identify promising opportunities, ‘working them up’, completing due diligence and establishing the start-up company. Most importantly, the MRCF guides the early stage investments through the development process to a trade-sale, partnering, next round financing or into stand-alone, growing businesses.

Aravax
Aravax

Creating the first safe and rapidly effective treatment for peanut allergy

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Myricx Pharma
Myricx Pharma

Unlocking the potential of N-myristoyltransferase (NMT) to develop precision medicines for a range of diseases including cancer and viral infections

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Okogen
Okogen

Developing therapeutics for the treatment of ophthalmic diseases, including adenoviral conjunctivitis

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Ena Respiratory
Ena Respiratory

Developing therapies for respiratory infections in patients with asthma and COPD

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EBR Systems
EBR Systems

Developing therapies for patients with cardiac rhythm diseases and heart failure using wireless cardiac stimulation

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PolyActiva
PolyActiva

A clinical-stage biotechnology company focussed on the development of ocular implants

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Certa Therapeutics
Certa Therapeutics

Developing novel anti-fibrotic therapies for the treatment of scarring associated with chronic kidney disease

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Azura Ophthalmics
Azura Ophthalmics

Developing a novel therapy for the treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

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Members

Our member institutes span every state and territory in Australia. Here is a snapshot.

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Victoria Link Limitied on behalf of Ferrier Research Institute

The Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand is named after the late Professor Robin Ferrier who pioneered carbohydrate chemistry in New Zealand.

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Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research is New Zealand’s leading independent biomedical research institute, with a history spanning over five decades. The Institute’s research centers on the immune system, and how it may be harnessed to treat human disease. Pioneering research programmes explore fields of immunotherapy such as cancer, asthma and allergy, infectious diseases, gut health and brain health.

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Centre for Cancer Biology

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The MRCF collaboration is innovation in action: We provide a path for taking medical science from conception into the real world.

Our Venture capital model is unique. We don’t simply provide investment, we entrepreneurs to create businesses, run companies and everything necessary to ensure our investments succeed.

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