Fleet Share Award with Australian University

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is among the 2019 recipients of a Global Connections Fund award, for a collaboration with Fleet Bioprocessing Ltd. to develop trifunctional bioconjugation reagents for innovative medical and biotech applications.

This fund is administered by the Government of Australia to help develop the country’s economy via international partnerships; Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews said: “Through this fund we are supporting Australian businesses and researchers to engage with international partners and undertake product development, market testing and commercialisation activities.” The A$50,000 Bridging Award will enable novel coupling reagents to be synthesised by the University, then Fleet will employ their bioconjugation expertise to evaluate them in a range of applications. The collaboration will include the secondment of a UniSA Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student to Fleet during 2020, and we look forward to some exciting outcomes from this innovative project.