We’re taking a moment today to celebrate three of our collaborating scientists.
Professor Anne Voss and Associate Professor Tim Thomas from Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, and Professor Jonathan Baell from Monash University, have been awarded the prestigious Clunies Ross Award for Knowledge Commercialisation from the Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering.
The Clunies Ross Awards recognise Australians who have shared their vision and knowledge to apply technology for the benefit of our nation.
Their work provided the basis for the discovery of a new class of drugs that have now been taken into the clinic by Pfizer for the potential treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic breast, prostate or lung cancer.
Oncology One (under its former name, CTxONE) licensed this technology to Pfizer in 2018 in a deal worth up to US$475M in development milestones, with additional royalties on sales if the technology is successful. A leading example of how we’re taking research from the lab, to life.
Read more from WEHI here.