Ro­bot­ics boost medicines

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A NEW re­search cen­tre will use cut­ting-edge ro­bot­ics to ramp up the cre­ation of new medicines after a $25 mil­lion fund­ing in­jec­tion from the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment.

Health Min­is­ter Greg Hunt said the Drug Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre at Mel­bourne’s Wal­ter and El­iza Hall In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Re­search will “su­per­charge” the dis­cov­ery and cre­ation of new medicines, with its ro­bot­ics able to com­plete 200,000 chem­i­cal tests in three weeks.

“It’s for all Aus­tralian re­searchers, it’s the envy of the world … in­ter­na­tional re­searchers are hop­ing to be part of it,” said Mr Hunt.

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