Supporting Australia's response
Monitoring wastewater for COVID-19
Australian researchers are tracking COVID-19 prevalence in the community through tracing the presence of the novel coronavirus gene in raw sewage.
Manufacturing a COVID-19 vaccine
How do we produce a COVID-19 vaccine that is safe, effective and can be mass-produced? We take you into our labs to find out!
Mask Testing Facility
We've opened Australia’s first accredited single-use surgical face mask testing facility. The facility enables manufacturers to test their products to Australian and international standards in Australia and supply healthcare workers with this vital piece of protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond.
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COVID-19 vaccine manufacture
We worked with vaccine developers to produce small volumes of candidate vaccines to the highest quality standards, for use in trials. If successful, our manufacturing process can be scaled with an industry partner.
Telehealth and technology during COVID-19
As the world slows down, the demand for technological solutions has gone viral. Digital solutions have quickly shifted from a slow adoption path to a record pace of uptake. But none is this is new to CSIRO having been at the forefront of eHealth solutions and technological innovation and this is also helping the response to COVID-19.
COVID-19 face masks
We're testing the performance of advanced materials produced by local manufacturers to boost the supply of medical equipment needed in Australia's fight against COVID-19.
We're using 3D printing to produce two designs of protective face shields for Queensland healthcare workers.