Kids Research Institute (KRI) is at The Childrens Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia.
The vision is to become a world leading translational research centre for children by Discovering new insights into how diseases work, diagnostic methods, and treatments, Translating research outcomes into clinical practice, Finding which potential treatments are effective & safe, Working collaboratively locally, nationally and internationally to improve childrens health.
The research areas such as Neurosciences & mental health, Tissue & bone repair, Cancer biology
Genetics & gene therapy, Obesity & metabolism, Renal medicine & transplantation, Infectious disease & immunology, Clinical & health services delivery.
The first Gene and Cell Medicine Facilities, used to modify human cells for the purpose of gene therapy was in early 2008 for the production of reagents to be used in trialing to improve the treatment for children receiving chemotherapy for brain tumours. And the Paediatric Gait Analysis Lab, which facilitates research for children with ambulatory and neuromuscular disorders, those with fragile bones, children rehabilitating from injury and those with cerebral palsy.
The Australian Childrens Clinical Trials Centre supports all the clinical investigators and industry partners wishing to conduct paediatric clinical trials and is envisioned to become a leading global centre in this field. The development of these new facilities positions at the very forefront of organisations carrying out translational research.