My idea is to create a research lab to explore the potential of producing new medicines from natural products. I want to fuse the "old wives tales of herbs" with the modern practce of compounding medicines.
The natural health industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in Asutralia.Bugs are becoming more resistant to the currently used antibiotics. Nature contains a bountiful supply of new and exciting medicines. By investigating the use of natural products to produce medicines, it could reduce production costs and the likelihood of side-effects. I would achieve this by setting up a laboratory and providing entry level employment for University graduates. The flow on would be by identifying possible plants/ fruits that could be used to make medicines, the production of thses crops would benefit the farming community and therefore assist in improving the economic future of Australia.