$50 million for the world’s most advanced artificial heart

The Australian Government is investing $50 million in technology that has the potential to half deaths from heart failure globally. Funding is from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

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Every year, over 23 million people around the world suffer from heart failure, but only 6,000 will receive a donor heart.

The MRFF will support a consortium to develop and commercialise the world’s most advanced artificial heart.

The Total Artificial Heart uses state-of-the-art magnetic levitation technology that promises to be durable for more than 10 years. It is small enough to implant in a child, and powerful enough for an adult.

Funding is from the MRFF’s Frontier Health and Medical Research initiative, which supports researchers to pursue big ideas and develop new health and medical breakthroughs.

Read the media release for more information.

Learn about the 2022 Frontier Health and Medical Research grant opportunity which will provide $400 million over 9 years for:

  • for ambitious, exploratory and ground-breaking programs of research (‘moonshots’)
  • that deliver treatments for serious and incurable health conditions through a series of linked projects.

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