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Institutional Biosafety Committee

Increasingly, leading-edge, first-in-man therapeutic research is being performed in Australia making use of the high-tech facilities and world class expertise. It was for this reason, that Australia’s first independent Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) was established by Queensland Clinical Trials Network (QCTN), now known as, Life Sciences Queensland Limited in 2006. Organisations who are accredited to deal with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must have access to an IBC, must approve a GMO licence prior to submitting to the Office of Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR).

Full support is offered by the LSQ IBC through the OGTR review process including but not limited to:

Reviewing applications to administer Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to human volunteers as part of authorised clinical trials in Australia.
Assisting in responding to OGTR questions throughout the review process.
If required, arranging certification of facilities to specified physical containment levels.
Supporting pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies with commercial distribution licence applications (DNIR or DIR) at the discretion of LSQ IBC.

Why choose LSQ’s IBC?

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IBC reviews performed throughout the year
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Fast and easy contract process
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Low transparent pricing
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First independant IBC in Australia

Our Team

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Clare Blain
LSQ CEO
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Adrian Herington
IBC Chair
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David Hughes
Facilities Person
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Dianne Jackson-Matthews
Microbiologist
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Pamela Pollock
Molecular Biologist
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Peter Riddles
Independent Person