Latest BTB grants focussed on COVID-19 treatments

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Health minister Greg Hunt has announced a round of funding from the Medical Research Future Fund’s Biomedical Translation Bridge will be committed to COVID-19 treatments.

Minister Hunt announced the round, which will be administered in partnership with MTPConnect, will include grants to support COVID-19 related research projects.

The Biomedical Translation Bridge Program is a four-year federal government initiative to help researchers develop their ideas into new treatments to help tomorrow’s patients.

This latest round will match funding of up to $1 million per project.

"The projects must make an impact within 12 months to ensure research can be quickly translated into products and treatment options," said Minister Hunt.