CRC-P Grant, 4th round selection announcement – success for Cartherics.                 6 December 2017

Cartherics has been advised by the Hon Craig Laundy MP (Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science) that its application “Allogeneic Stem Cell Cancer Immunotherapies” in the 4th Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Project Funding round has been successful.

Cartherics’ application was one of just 15 successful applications out of a total of 70 received in the 4th CRC-P round.

Under the grant, Cartherics and its CRC-P partners (Cell Therapies Pty Ltd, Mesoblast Ltd, Monash University and the Hudson Institute of Medical Research) will develop ‘off-the-shelf’ immunotherapy products for cancer based on novel, specially selected, cell lines. As few as three rare triple HLA homozygous donor cells are histocompatible with a large percentage (~50%) of the Australian population. These will be used to create haplotype induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) that can be infinitely expanded. These iPSCs will be gene edited and differentiated to become cytotoxic T cells with multiple targeting receptors for use in clinical trials of relapsed ovarian and gastric cancers.

Cartherics is proud to be selected as a participant in the CRC Program, which has a long history of developing real world solutions to improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries.

15-17 March 2018, Melbourne

Our organising committee has been working relentlessly on this inaugural world conference having now assembled an excellent program of 40+ national and international opinion leaders. This conference is indeed something out of the ordinary.

Immunotherapy is on the cusp of revolutionising cancer treatment with some in the field even considering the potential of cure. With this in mind – and the fact Australia is an epi-centre of immunotherapy research and its clinical translation – it seems very timely and highly appropriate to convene this conference. This is the first of its kind in our part of the world and one of the few globally with a sole focus of immunotherapy to attack cancer. We know it will be attended with enthusiasm.

Please visit the website and take a closer look …..

21 – 22 September 2017

Exploring the possibility of an Advanced Centre of Excellence in Immunotherapy linking Australia and Indonesia at the highest level.

Pictured from left to right : Professor Richard Boyd, Dr Aucky Hinting, Professor Alan Trounson, Dr Triono Soendoro and Dr ILyas Angsar.

September 4-7 2017 Boston USA

‘Where senior key opinion leaders from all CAR-TCR organisations come to learn best practice, access new data and expand their network. This summit brings together 70 plus world-class speakers and over 500 cell therapy experts to drill down into the very latest case studies and capitalise on the promise of transformative CAR-T and TCR therapies’.

This year Cartherics’ Professor Richard Boyd attended.

Work Experience at Cartherics – June 2017

Thank you again Toorak College, Mount Eliza for loaning us Maddie and Kellie for a couple of days for Work Experience.

Pictured from left to right : Madeleine Hawkins, Kellie Larkins and Dr Nick Boyd (Cartherics).

KTCC (Kyoto T Cell Conference)

Professor Richard Boyd spoke this month at the KTCC (Kyoto T Cell Conference) held from 13-17 March 2017 in Japan. 

Pictured from left to right: Shigeki Miyawaki Ph.D (Senior Manager – Licence) and Shuzo Kudo (Vice President – Licence) both from iPS Academia Japan INC, Professor Richard Boyd (CSO Cartherics) and Professor Hiroshi Kawamoto (Cartherics SAB Member).


15 March 2017

CLUB MELBOURNE AWARDS – Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

On 15 March 2017 Club Melbourne’s Ambassador Program had the pleasure of celebrating the Ambassadors 2016 achievements in bringing international conferences to Melbourne.

Pictured below :

(From left to right): The Hon. John Eren MP (Minister for Tourism and Major Events),  Professor Richard Boyd and Professor Alan Trounson.

Group photograph : Melbourne Club’s Ambassadors

“Eradicate Cancer World Congress 2018” will be held in Melbourne in March 2018.

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October 2016

It was a pleasure having a work experience student from Toorak College gain valuable laboratory process insight here at Cartherics.

July 2016

“Today six enthusiastic Unit 3 Biology students attended the Monash Health Translation Centre in Clayton. The girls were taken on a tour by the world renowned cancer treatment researcher Professor Richard Boyd, where they were able to see the multi million dollar facilities in action and witness the lab technicians and scientists at work, including the Distinguished Scientist, Professor Alan Trounson.

The girls were able to gain an insight into the future of treatments for cancer and other diseases. We would like to thank Professor Richard Boyd for his time as his wealth of knowledge was invaluable during the tour.

The students who attended were Ayesha Owens, Brooke Gauci, Jessie Watts, Jessica Bean, Tegan Bell, Melinda Gamon”.

Linda Howey, Head of Year 10  Toorak College