Queensland, Taiwan join to fight cardiovascular disease

Queensland researchers have teamed up with their counterparts in Taiwan in an attempt to save those suffering from heart and lung conditions.

Health Minister Cameron Dick announced a $250,000 partnership between the Critical Care Research Group based at Brisbane’s Prince Charles Hospital and Taiwan’s Centre for Translational Research in Biomedical Sciences as a step towards “revolutionary cardiothoracic research”.

Queensland researchers are joining forces with their counterparts in Taiwan to fight heart disease. Queensland researchers are joining forces with their counterparts in Taiwan to fight heart disease. 

Cardiovascular disease is one of Australia’s biggest killers.

“Right here at The Prince Charles Hospital, we already have research under way that is focussing on developing new bionic hearts and lungs,” Mr Dick said.

“This partnership is the ideal foundation for the exchange of knowledge and expertise between leading Brisbane and Taiwanese researchers.

“Queensland has some of the world’s best and brightest medical researchers and this partnership has the potential to improve the health outcomes of not just Australians, but people worldwide.”

Taiwan has committed to matching the Queensland investment.

Both the LNP and Labor have committed to developing research as another “pillar” of the Queensland economy, with the Palaszczuk Government actively scouting for new research opportunities to bring to the State.

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