Clinical trials

New clinical trials centre open

The Centre for Eye Research Australia’s new clinical trials centre – Cerulea Clinical Trials – is now open.

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Cerulea Clinical Trials is now open

The Centre for Eye Research Australia’s new clinical trial centre – Cerulea Clinical Trials – is now open on Level 7 of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Trial participants can take the Blue Lifts up to the Cerulea’s reception.

We are no longer seeing participants at Eye and Ear on the Park.

An artist’s impression of the new consulting rooms.
About our new centre

The new centre will include a modern, relaxing patient lounge area – complete with assistance dog station – for trial participants and their carers.

It will also include state-of-the-art new imaging suites, vision lanes, laser and dark rooms, complemented by an eye care telehealth service and a referral network which will enable more people living in rural and regional areas to take part in trials.

CERA Managing Director Keith Martin says the new centre will become a go-to location for global clinical trials to prevent blindness and restore sight for people living with conditions like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and inherited retinal diseases.

Construction of the new clinical trials centre was announced in June 2023 by Breakthrough Victoria CEO Grant Dooley, Minister for Industry and Innovation Ben Carroll and Minister for Health Mary-Anne Thomas.

Breakthrough Victoria is a government-owned, independent investment fund manager that supports the commercialisation of new technologies that will benefit Victoria, and has contributed $10 million in backing towards the development of the centre.