Supporting Medical Research

AusHealth Work was founded by the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science (now SA Pathology) to generate profits to direct into medical research. Since 1985 we have returned $32 million to such research projects, and have an ongoing mission to (as an organisation) provide $2 million each year.

We support projects in Australian laboratories and hospitals, advancing knowledge and improving health and well-being for all Australians. Researchers and scientists bring projects to us, and we work with them to usher their ideas from conception through to end-user products or services. The business unit AusHealth Research offers a website dedicated to discussing current projects and past successes. A brief introduction to each is below.


AusHealth Research assisted clinicians at the Royal Adelaide Hospital to transform a paper-based guide for assessing burn healing into an app for use with patients


Firefly (Hypowatch) device

Worn by the patient like a wristwatch, the Hypowatch (pictured right) is a non-invasive way of alerting diabetics to onset of hypoglycaemia.

Monotreme GLP1

An Adelaide-based research team has identified opportunities to use Platypus venom in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.


MicroStreak is an automated means of plating microbiology specimens, improving culture performance and laboratory accuracy.

Mesenchymal Stem Cells

This technology draws and isolates stem cells from blood, allowing them to be used to treat tissue damage in the heart, joints or bone.


Nearing human trials, APOMAB is an antibody that targets the proteins in cancer, allowing more precise delivery of treatments.

Carmenta Diagnosis

Researchers have identified an earlier, safer, and less invasive means of diagnosing Down Syndrome from the mother’s blood.

For more information on each of these leading-edge projects, please visit AusHealth Research.