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Scientists at CSIRO's Botanical Extracts Laboratory work with industry on commercial research. The team at the Botanical Extracts Lab work across:

  • extraction of therapeutic ingredients using a range of techniques
  • accurate analysis of a wide range of active ingredients and other components\
  • manufacturing process development
  • formulation to improve bioavailability and/or shelf-life
  • evaluation of dosing technology and devices
  • the design and synthesis of synthetic medicine.

“Research that creates new and enhanced medical products and improves upon the manufacturing process, is important for Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry to compete in a global market.”

Peter Crock, Chair of Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia

Working with us - our capabilities in botanical and psychoactive therapeutics

  • Plants, Fungi, Microbial fermentation
  • Botanica Extracts Laboratory (BEL) Schedule 9 license:
    • analysis
    • extraction
    • refinement
      •  conjugation (e.g. polymer)
        • medicinal chemistry
      • formulation
        • lead optimisation
    • Stability studies
      • formulation
        • lead optimisation
      • process development and scale up
      • Technology transfer to manufacturer
        • Phase 1
        • Phase 2
        • Phase 3
        • Registered medicine
    • Synthesis
      • medicinal chemistry
      • analysis and characterisation
      • design and modelling support
      • lead optimisation
    • Biological Evalution
      • target protein construction design
      • Target protein expression and purification
      • SPR/biophysics development and testing
      • Biochemical assay development and testing
      • Cell assay development and testing
      • In vivo testing

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