Australia-China Research Centre for Personal Health Technologies
The primary goal for the Australia-China Centre for Personal Health Technologies is to develop a consumer device capable of measuring a wide range of biomarkers from bodily fluids (e.g. sweat, saliva, blood or urine) which can be incorporated into a smartphone platform and link to e-health services for further analysis by medical professionals.
Funding and eligibility
The fund provides grants of up to $1 million. The maximum grant period is 3 years.
- demonstrate a clear path to how research outcomes will be used
- have an Australian industry or other end-user partner in addition to a Chinese partner
Find out if you are eligible for ACSRF-JRC funding on business.gov.au.
The government invested $4.7 million in April 2019 for Round 3 of the ACSRF-JRCs. The projects are addressing research priorities and challenges in these sectors:
- advanced manufacturing
- medical technologies and pharmaceuticals
- resources and energy
ECONOMICAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE DETECTION AND REMEDIATION OF WATER CONTAMINATED WITH PERFLOURINATED SUBSTANCES
This project developed cost-effective technologies for sensing and removal of perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) from water.
The team has developed a simple sensor for monitoring PFAS. There is potential to use this as a robust and portable smart-phone interface. This research was published in a peer-reviewed journal (Analytical Methods, 2019, 163-170), and led by team members Cheng Feng, Youhong Tang and collaborators.
PROFESSOR JUSTIN CHALKER, FLINDERS UNIVERSITY