ACT Health Pre-Clinical Research Support Services connects and supports researchers and students in knowledge discovery from laboratory studies.
Pre-clinical research is conducted prior to commencing clinical trials. Researchers collect data and estimate the behaviour of the live cell samples in vivo and in vitro studies. The experiments are conducted using sensitive analysers and state of the art equipment to conduct "clean" research. By conducting repeated pre-clinical studies, the toxicity and safety is assessment which is essential for patient safety in clinical trials.
ACT Health has the capacity to accomodate researchers working across a variety of fields. Current research conducted in ACT Health laboratories includes paediatrics, gastrointestinal cancers, liver disease and cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's and haematological malignancies.
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Compliance Process for Pre-Clinical Research
In order to be authorised to work in a Physical Containment 2 (PC2) laboratory area at Canberra Hospital, it is mandatory to complete the training and exams for Biological Safety and Gene Technology. This training is completed through ANU HORUS. If the researcher is not affiliated with ANY, the Office of Research can organise training and exam attendance.
The following is a high level summary of the compliance process and more details will be provided by our staff throughout your engagement with us.