COVID-19 Resources

BioMelbourne Network is committed to supporting our members and the greater community during the current COVID-19 pandemic. You can find out more about the current COVID-19 situation in Australia from official State and Federal Government health advice and globally from the World Health Organisation. To read more about COVID-19 and mental health, click here and here for resources from Beyond Blue.
Below is a collection of other resources, news and events relating to COVID-19 from our member organisations, Government departments and greater sector. We encourage you to send through any relevant requests, news, events or resources for inclusion here by contacting BioMelbourne Network directly. Also be sure to follow us on Twitter for more news and updates.
Additionally, if you have a specific offer you would like to extend to our members during this time, please also reach out. We will include these opportunities directly on our Member to Member Offers page, as well as here if they are COVID-19 specific.

The University of Queensland, CEPI and CSL partner to advance development and manufacture of COVID-19 vaccine candidate
Date posted 5 June 2020 (News) – CSL, CEPI & University of Queensland

Australian Government invests in new medicines for COVID-19
Date posted 4 June 2020 (News) – The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

$66 million for coronavirus-related research
Date posted 4 June 2020 (News) – Federal Government

Dimerix Drug in WHO COVID-19 Trial
Date posted 4 June 2020 (News) – Dimerix Limited

Novavax Initiates Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine
Date posted 26 May 2020 (News) – Noxopharm & CEPI

COVID-19 prevention trial opens for high risk healthcare workers
Date posted 21 May 2020 (News) – The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

MCRI launches landmark study into children’s COVID-19 immune responses with assistance from Rio Tinto
Date posted 21 May 2020 (News) – Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

FDA allows Veyonda® Pre-IND Submission for COVID-19
Date posted 19 May 2020 (News) – Noxopharm

Supporting Victorian Universities
Date posted 19 May 2020 (News) – Victorian Government

Bosch puts fully automated mask-production lines into operation
Date posted 19 May 2020 (News) – Bosch

New Funding on Offer to Turbo Charge Australian COVID-19 Research
Date posted 18 May 2020 (Funding) – MTP Connect

Opyl Limited and AAMRI launch COVID-19 Social Media Guide to provide support to the Medical Research Institute sector
Date posted 14 May 2020 (Resource) – Opyl Limited and AAMRI

Blood test a potential new tool for controlling infections
Date posted 12 May 2020 (News) – The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Crack Investigative Teams For Coronavirus Outbreaks
Date posted 12 May 2020 (News) – Victorian Government

Joint industry statement: Industry unites in call to back our biotechs to keep jobs during COVID-19
Date posted 12 May 2020 (News) – AusBiotech, BioMelbourne Network, ANDHealth, Medicines Australia, MTAA, Life Sciences Queensland

New Report: COVID-19’s impact on the medical research institute workforce could be severe
Date posted 12 May 2020 (News) – Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes

Mental Health & Wellbeing during COVID-19
Date posted 11 May 2020 (Event) – Committee for Melbourne

Certara & DMTC Collaborate to Study Using Chloroquine in Healthcare Workers at Risk for COVID-19
Date posted 11 May 2020 (News) – Certara & DMTC

Cynata Receives Ethics Approval to Commence Clinical Trial in COVID-19 and Clinical Development Update
Date posted 11 May 2020 (News) – Cynata Therapeutics

Stephens Lawyers & Consultants – Managing risks associated with Videoconferencing technology
Date posted 11 May 2020 (Resource) – Stephens Lawyers and Consultants

Israeli Innovation and COVID-19: Technological solutions addressing healthcare challenges
Date posted 7 May 2020 (Event) – University of Melbourne, Victorian Government Trade Office and Israel Australia Chamber of Commerce

CSL Behring Australia Commences Development of Treatment for Serious Cases of COVID-19
Date posted 6 May 2020 (News) – CSL

10M grant enables MCRI’s BCG vaccine trial to expand internationally, enrol 10,000 healthcare workers
Date posted 5 May 2020 (News) – Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Saving Jobs And Reducing The Burden On Businesses And Families
Date posted 5 May 2020 (News) – Victorian Government

ATO support for people affected by COVID-19
Date posted 4 May 2020 (Resources) – Federal Government

Ground breaking partnership delivers 10 million COVID-19 tests and equipment
Date posted 4 May 2020 (News) – Federal Government

Survey of the Health and Medical Research Sector to explore the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on research in Australia
Date posted 30 April 2020 (Survey) – Research Australia

Helping health professionals communicate in the era of COVID-19
Date posted 30 April 2020 (Resource) – The University of Melbourne

Free access to Clarivate’s BioWorld coronavirus articles
Date posted 30 April 2020 (Resource) – Clarivate

Toyota supports Melbourne hospitals with locally designed face shields
Date posted 30 April 2020 (News) – Toyota Australia

Cracking the COVID-19 immunity code
Date posted 29 April 2020 (News) – Monash University

UQ COVID-19 vaccine shown to induce potent protective response in pre-clinical trials
Date posted 29 April 2020 (News) – The University of Queensland & The Doherty Institute

83% Survival in COVID-19 ARDS Patients with Remestemcel-L
Date posted 28 April 2020 (News) – Mesoblast Ltd

Major Coronavirus Testing Blitz Targets 100,000
Date posted 28 April 2020 (News) – Victorian Government

Extension of time to enrol for the JobKeeper scheme
Date posted 27 April 2020 (News) – Federal Government

Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme – supporting the flow of credit
Date posted 27 April 2020 (Resource/Funding) – Federal Government

COVIDSafe: New app to slow the spread of the coronavirus
Date posted 26 April 2020 (News) – Federal Government

Jobkeeper update
Date posted 24 April 2020 (News) – Federal Government

COVID-19: rapid response boost for Australia’s intensive care units
Date posted 23 April 2020 (News) – Minister for Health

Trials begin for a new type of face mask
Date posted 22 April 2020 (News) – RMIT

Bosch Australia’s Manufacturing Solutions business unit awarded COVID-19 project by Grey Innovation 
Date posted 21 April 2020 (News) – Bosch Australia & Grey Innovation

Clinical trial into two potential COVID-19 treatments commences
Date posted 21 April 2020 (News) – The Royal Melbourne Hospital & The Doherty Institute

Date posted 21 April 2020 (News) – Victorian Government – Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

CSIRO unlocks new way to understand evolving strains of SARS-CoV-2
Date posted 20 April 2020 (News) – CSIRO

Webinar – Continuity for the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain during COVID-19: Implementing a Direct-to-Patient Logistics Model
Date posted 20 April 2020 (Resource) – WorldCourier

Experts delve into life beyond coronavirus in new web series
Date posted 20 April 2020 (News/Resource) – University of Melbourne

Stepping up to shield our healthcare workers from infection
Date posted 20 April 2020 (News) – RMIT

PharmAust and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute to Evaluate Monepantel on COVID-19 Infection Model 
Date posted 17 April 2020 (News) – Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research & PharmAust

Starpharma (ASX:SPL) compound shows activity against coronavirus
Date posted 17 April 2020 (News) – Starpharma Holdings

Australian Medtech Startup Made It To The Finals In The World’s Largest COVID-19 Hackathon
Date posted 16 April 2020 (News) – MUVi (Mobile UV Innovation)

Ventilator manufacturers unite to form Ventilator Training Alliance and create app to help frontline medical workers during COVID-19 pandemic.
Date posted 16 April 2020 (News) – Medtronic

Kogan Online – Access to bulk products
Date posted 16 April 2020 (Resource) – Kogan Online

Sanofi and GSK to join forces in unprecedented vaccine collaboration to fight COVID-19
Date posted 15 April 2020 (News) – GSK and Sanofi

Novavax to commence COVID-19 vaccine trial with Nucleus Network
Date posted 15 April 2020 (News) – Nucleus Network

NHMRC gives $2m for COVID-19 research in areas of urgent need
Date posted 14 April 2020 (News) – NHRMC, The Doherty Institute and APRISE

Burnet’s COVID-19 self-isolation study
Date posted 14 April 2020 (News/Request) – Burnet Institute

Higher Education Relief Package
Date posted 14 April 2020 (News) – Minister for Education and Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Weekly COVID1-19 Wrap Up
Date posted 14 April 2020 (News) – Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Eureka research fund for immunology and virology is launched
Date posted 14 April 2020 (Funding) – Eureka TechIN

Exemption to enable the domestic manufacture and supply of ventilators
Date posted 9 April 2020 (News) – Therapeutic Goods Administration
Note: View all current TGA COVID-19 advice here.

Grey Innovation to Lead Industry Consortium to Build Ventilators in Victoria
Date posted 9 April 2020 (News) – Grey Innovation

Virtual business support summit – City of Melbourne
Date posted 9 April 2020 (Event date 16 April 2020) – City of Melbourne

Building capacity in clinical research during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Australia
Date posted 9 April 2020 (Call for assistance) – ARCS Australia

Researchers design ventilation hoods for hospital beds to help contain COVID-19 spread
Date posted 9 April 2020 (News) – University of Melbourne

Seeking knowledge and expertise to tackle COVID-19
Date posted 9 April 2020 (Call for assistance). – Learned Academies of Australia

Melbourne researchers use cutting-edge technology to produce three new COVID-19 vaccine candidates
Date posted 9 April 2020 (News) – Monash University

AMGC COVID-19 Manufacturer Response Register
Date posted 9 April 2020 (Call for assistance) – Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre

Post-Deployment In Wuhan Hospitals, MUVi Is Now Seeking To Scale-Up UV Light Productions For Australian Healthcare Facilities
Date posted 7 April 2020 (News) – MUVi (Mobile UV Innovation)

COVID-19 modelling papers
Date posted 7 April 2020 (News) – The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

A test for COVID-19 risk, infectivity and immunity
Date posted 7 April 2020 (News) – Monash University

Robert Bosch Australia – Manufacturers FOR Manufacturers
Date posted 7 April 2020 (News) – Robert Bosch Australia

Global Plasma Leaders Collaborate to Accelerate Development of Potential COVID-19 Hyperimmune Therapy
Date posted 7 April 2020 (News) – CSL Behring / Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Nation’s disease response bolstered
Date posted 6 April 2020 (News) – CSIRO

Call for Australian manufacturers to supply COVID-19 test kit components
Date posted 6 April 2020 (Request) – Victorian Government – Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER)

Possible coronavirus drug identified by Monash University scientists
Date posted 3 April 2020 (News) – Monash University / The Peter Doherty Institute

Noxopharm Investigating Potential COVID-19 Treatment
Date posted 3 April 2020 (News) – Noxopharm

Remote Internships for Masters Students – Can your organisation assist?
Date posted 3 April 2020 (Call for assistance) – Monash University / Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Where are we at with developing a vaccine for coronavirus?
Date posted 3 April 2020 (News) – The Conversation

CSIRO begins testing Covid-19 vaccines
Date posted 2 April 2020 (News) – CSIRO

BCG vaccine trial to protect Australian healthcare workers has begun, enabled by major philanthropic backing
Date posted 2 April 2020 (News) – Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Business Support Fund: Assistance for Victorian small businesses impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) 
Date posted 2 April 2020 (Funding) – Victorian Government – Business Victoria

COVID-19 business grants
Date posted 2 April 2020 (Funding) – City of Melbourne

Impact of COVID-19 on Product Development: Information and Resource from Halloran
Date posted 2 April 2020 (News) – Halloran Consulting

COVID-19: Guidance on clinical trials for institutions, HRECs, researchers and sponsors
Date posted 31 March 2020 (News) – Australian Government – Department of Health

Update from the Coordinating Office for Clinical Trial Research
Date posted 30 March 2020 (News) – Victorian Government – Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Supporting Business to Retain Jobs – JobKeeper Payment
Date posted 30 March 2020 (Resource / Funding) – Federal Government

Coronavirus Information & Stimulus Packages – Information for you & your business from Australian & Victorian Governments
Date posted 29 March 2020 (Resource / Funding) – Federal & Victorian Government

Quick links to government support for businesses and households impacted by COVID-19
Date posted 27 March 2020 (Resource/Funding) – Federal Government

Supporting sole traders through the effects of Coronavirus
Date posted 27 March 2020 (Funding) – Federal Government

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
Date posted 27 March 2020 (Resource) – Beyond Blue

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute to trial preventative vaccine for COVID-19 healthcare workers
Date posted 27 March 2020 (News) – Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Luina Bio: We Remain Open To End Coronavirus Together
Date posted 26 March 2020 (Resource) – Luina Bio

MRFF Coronavirus Research Response – 2020 Antiviral Development for COVID-19 Grant Opportunity
Date posted 26 March 2020 (Funding) – National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Undertaking phase I clinical trials in Australia during a time of uncertainty
Date posted 26 March 2020 (Resource) – Nucleus Network

Clarivate launches resource center with insights to support Coronavirus research
Date posted 26 March 2020 (Resource) – Clarivate Analytics

DHHS seeking expressions of interest to meet the needs of the COVID-19 workforce-priority need for epidemiologists, epidemiology support staff, case and contact management officers
Date posted 26 March 2020 (Request) – Victorian Government – Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

COVID-19: Committees for our Cities and Regions stand ready to support recovery
Date posted 26 March 2020 (News) – Committee For Melbourne

Planet Innovation and Lumos Diagnostics work with Victorian Government to pilot FebriDx® as acute respiratory infection patient triage tool in response to COVID-19 pandemic
Date posted 26 March 2020 (News) – Planet Innovation and Lumos Diagnostics

Webinar: Turnaround Fundamentals
Date posted 26 March 2020 (Resources) – Australian Institute of Company Directors

Connection and support through coronavirus outbreak
Date posted 25 March 2020 (News/Resource) – Beyond Blue

Exemption for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Medical Devices (TGA)
Date posted 24 March 2020 (News) – Federal Government – Department of Health

The AIIA launches the Australian Business Continuity Online Resource Centre 
Date posted 24 March 2020 (Resource) – The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)

Volunteers to assist with COVID-19 testing
Date posted 23 March 2020 (Request) – The Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Government working with industry on hand sanitiser production
Date posted 23 March 2020 (News) – Minister for Industry, Science and Technology

Fast-tracking research into treatments for COVID-19
Date posted 21 March 2020 (News) – Australian Government – Department of Health

EOI – Supply of nasopharyngeal and/or oropharyngeal swabs suitable for COVID-19 sample collection
Date posted 20 March 2020 (Funding) – Victorian Government – Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER)

Researchers set to begin clinical trials on coronavirus treatment
Date posted 18 March 2020 (News) – University of Queensland

Luina Bio and Griffith University Position to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine
Date posted 13 March 2020 (News) – Luina Bio and Griffith University

COVID-19: the immune system can fight back
Date posted 17 March 2020 – (News)

 

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