Industry and Clinical Practice Partners
|Philips Respironics |
The Turner Institute is working with Respironics, part of the multinational company Philips Healthcare, on screening tools for the management of circadian-rhythm sleep disorders, and circadian-related neuropsychiatric disorders.
|Vanda Pharmaceuticals |
The Turner Institute is working with this biopharmaceutical company based in Washington DC to test new pharmaceuticals for the treatment of circadian-rhythm sleep disorders. Tasimelteon, a melatonin agonist, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2014 to treat non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder.
This Melbourne-based company focuses on optimising cognition measurements in drug efficacy trials, healthcare, research and brain injury. The Turner Institute is working with Cogstate to investigate speech as a marker of sleepiness in response to insomnia medication, and the role sleep stages play in next-day cognition.
This Australian Biotech company develops wearable technology to measure driver drowsiness in real-time. Turner Institute researchers are helping assess ocular biomarkers designed to monitor alertness to reduce accidents.
A spinoff of CRCMining, Smartcap is the developer of SmartCap, an operator-fatigue monitoring system. The Turner Institute assisted in the validation of this technology, and continue to use it in research.
|The Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research |
This research-policy institute based in Melbourne, Victoria, works in partnership with the Turner Institute to improve treatment of traumatic brain injury, and on drowsy-driving public awareness campaigns.
|Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity|
Through Monash, the Turner Institute is the lead academic institution of the AlertnessCRC, which is developing products and systems to measure, predict and manage impaired alertness in occupational and transport settings. The CRC's 29 industry partners include Respironics Inc, BUPA Health Foundation, National Transport Commission and the International Council on Mining & Metals.
VicRoads is an Australian-state statutory authority responsible for Victoria's road system. The Turner Institute works with VicRoads to better understand risk factors associated with driver fatigue, particularly in younger drivers, and to evaluate tools and systems to monitor impaired states.
|The Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre |
This centre is a world leader in innovative research designed to improve the quality of life of people who have suffered traumatic brain and orthopaedic injury.
|Monash-Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) |
Based at the Alfred Hospital, a major teaching hospital in Melbourne, MAPrc conducts research aimed at making a difference in the lives of people suffering from serious mental illnesses.