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Bio Technology : July 2009
AusBioTALK Queensland’s newest health research precinct sets the PACE PACE is located at Woolloongabba, 4km from Brisbane’s CBD, on major transport routes and close to quality community facilities. It is linked to The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus and its major facilities via a dedicated pedestrian and bus bridge. For further information visit www.paceprecinct.com.au Stage One of Queensland’s new $400 million health sciences precinct, the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) located next to the Princess Alexandra (PA) Hospital has reached its first major construction milestone as the roof was lowered into place in early May. PACE Stage One is due for completion late in 2009, with the entire UQ School of Pharmacy moving in for Semester 1, 2010. The 16,000sqm Stage One will feature the southern hemisphere’s most advanced pharmacy teaching and research facilities. Once complete PACE will establish a health research hub, providing the only private-sector space within the PA Hospital precinct. The PA Hospital precinct includes Gardasil creator Professor Ian Frazer’s Diamantina Institute, the $300 million Translational Research Institute (TRI), and BioPharmaceuticals Australia (BPA), with world-renowned research underway into dermatology, medical imaging and cancer treatment. Dr Terry Cutler has been announced as the Chairman of the new PACE facility. Volume 19 • Number 2 • July 2009 Australasian BioTechnology 31 Dr Cutler said he was pleased to be involved in the creation of Australia’s newest innovation hub. “At PACE we are creating a world-class facility, drawing together members of the pharmaceutical industry who are striving for breakthroughs in research, education, commercialisation and clinical practice,” Dr Cutler said.