Flinders uni raises $50m from USA institutions to develop world’s first flu vaccination
Australian researchers just released the world’s first AI-developed vaccine and it could prevent another horror flu season.
Research Director of Australian biotechnology company Vaxine and Flinders University Professor Nikolai Petrovsky led this development with the help of USA NIH funding to the tune of $50m, after being rejected for funding by Australian institutions.
This was exceptional as Australia has a great record at publishing basic medical science and has a poor track record of developing new drugs or treatments. “
“The US system values ambitious, innovative and futuristic research whereas Australian funding bodies are highly conservative and only fund me-too incremental research where the outcome is largely already known,”