Australia's diagnostics hub to get upgraded lab for WHO work:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Australia is to establish a state-of-the-art diagnostics laboratory to house the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, to be located at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL). The government has committed Aus$23m (US$17m) over four years to establish the new facility. The WHO centre, one of just five worldwide, is currently situated at the Melbourne site of pharma and diagnostics firm CSL, but will be taken over by VIDRL later this year and move to the new premises in 2007.