The South Australian Health and Medical Precinct (SAHMRI) is a health and medical research institution located in Adelaide’s Central Business District.
More than 600 researchers are finding better ways to improve the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of health issues affecting the community – from chronic disease and obesity to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental health.
The research institution continues to attract key researchers from across Australia and the world to Adelaide to address problems affecting today’s society. Building on national and international collaborations, SAHMRI researchers continue to focus efforts on developing and pioneering new treatments and clinical trials.
SAHMRI boasts a cyclotron producing radioisotopes and manages a world-class large animal research facility, available for preclinical testing.
The South Australian Government has invested $40 million to build a second world-class research hub known as ‘SAHMRI 2.’
The new facility will be home to 500 researchers over 12 levels and will house Australia’s first proton-therapy unit, delivering cancer-destroying protons to the tumour site of otherwise inoperable cancers, without harming healthy tissues.