The MRCF is a unique collaboration between CSL, major Australian superannuation funds, the Australian and New Zealand governments, Australian state governments and over 50 leading medical research institutes and research hospitals.
The MRCF supports the development and commercialisation of early-stage biomedical discoveries associated with member research organisations, providing both capital and expertise to guide the successful development of new therapies.
50+ Medical research institutes and hospitals
NSW Government Health
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment NZ
The Telethon Kids Institute is the largest research institute in Western Australia, with a bold vision to improve the health and development of children through excellence in research. Focused on translation, the Institute’s researchers and clinicians work closely, together with our research collaborators across Australia and around the world, to maximise research impact. They have extensive experience in coordinating technology and pharmaceutical interventions – including industry-sponsored trials – across a variety of diseases affecting childrenView
The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is an integrated multi-disciplinary research institute bringing together the skills of world-class researchers in the areas of bioengineering and nanotechnology.View
Since its inception in 1956, the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (ACSRC) has published nearly 1,000 papers in international scientific and medical journals, and filed more than 100 patent applications for new anti-cancer drugs.View
Brandon Capital Partners Pty Ltd manages the MRCF Collaboration, providing seed and venture capital investment to support the development and international growth of Australian and New Zealand life science companies.Learn more about the Brandon Capital Team
Through the internship it was fantastic to understand what Brandon are looking for in the projects they fund. The learnings from the internship program will be applied to the new projects we develop, both in reviewing the opportunity and developing a solid business plan that will increase the commercial success.
The internship was a valuable experience that filled a critical gap in my knowledge of how early-stage life science technologies are commercialised. Up to this point, my experience was from a technology development perspective, and I did not have a full understanding of what investors were seeking in potential investments. The internship experience is immeasurable and will pay dividends well into the future.
The internship was an excellent learning and development opportunity. I greatly improved my understanding of the venture capital financing model and elements such as valuation, due diligence, market analysis and drug development. The MRCF internship program also enabled me to expand my national commercialisation networks and work alongside experienced biotech investors.