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The Spritz-OM team

The Spritz-OM development team is based in Perth, Western Australia at the Telethon Kids Institute. The team is led by Associate Professor Lea-Ann Kirkham, a research microbiologist and co-inventor of Spritz-OM. Paediatric Immunologist Professor Peter Richmond is co-inventor of Spritz-OM and clinical advisor on the team, providing expert guidance in product development for clinical trials. Dr Kelly Martinovich leads process development for the manufacture of clinical grade product suitable for human use. Backed by strong biotech commercialisation expertise from A/Prof Alma Fulurija and business strategy and development from Renee Hallam, Head of Innovation at Telethon Kids.

The team are one of 9 finalists on the 2023 CSIRO ON Accelerate program – a national accelerator program designed to launch research-driven companies into market.

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