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Statewide Biobank for New South Wales delivered by Mace

Mace has handed over the NSW Health Statewide Biobank project. A biobank is a safe house for tissue samples, tumour cells, DNA and blood samples used for research.

The state-of-the-art facility will support world-class health and medical research, and help provide a pathway to better treatment for patients. 

As the first and largest biobank of its kind in Australia, it will use large-scale robotic technology to store and process around 3 million human bio-specimens for population-based health studies and disease-specific research.

Mace was appointed as project manager for the scheme in November 2015. The team has worked closely with the entire supply chain on the project to ensure it was delivered on time, within budget, and with no Work Health and Safety (WHS) incidents. 

The facility is located in the Professor Marie Bashir Centre on the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital campus and is expected to be operational from November 2017.

Jeremy Oakes, Mace’s Director for Australia, said:

“This new facility represents an important investment from the NSW Government in cutting-edge health and medical research, and I’m very proud that Mace has been able to play such a key role in delivering it. It’s been a fantastic project to work on from start to finish, and a great demonstration of what we can achieve when we work in partnership with our clients.”

 

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