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17 September, 2020

Innovation driving Greaton’s support for SAHMRI

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A shared commitment to research and innovation has seen SAHMRI strengthen its partnership with Greaton Development in the search for a novel cancer treatment.

 “I’m targeting the liver to prevent metastasis in people battling colorectal cancer,” said SAHMRI-based researcher Dr Hiroki Kobayashi, whose work is supported by the Greaton International PhD Scholarship.

“The liver is the site of almost all gastrointestinal cancer metastasis, so it’s a logical target to improve outcomes, but this has never been done before.”

Dr Kobayashi is a qualified pathologist from Nagoya, Japan. He’s spent the past three years in Adelaide studying for his PhD through the University of Adelaide and Nagoya University. Greaton’s support enables Dr Kobayashi to remain in Adelaide to complete his PhD.

“This scholarship means so much to me, giving me the security to continue my work,” he said.

Local developer Greaton prides itself on establishing firm roots in the communities it helps build.

“We always want to contribute and be a part of the local community,” said Greaton Commercial Manager Wendy Liang.

Greaton was started by Adelaide’s Nicho Teng who rose to prominence as the innovator behind Haneco Lighting.

Mr Teng’s businesses are founded on a philosophy of research and innovation, which he says perfectly align with SAHMRI.

“Greaton is committed to improving the communities we work with through technological innovation,” Mr Teng said.

“SAHMRI is also using technology and innovation to improve communities through medical research and health services.”

SAHMRI Executive Director, Professor Steve Wesselingh, agrees.

“Innovation is a core value driving SAHMRI’s research, including projects such as Dr Kobayashi’s,” he said.

“On behalf of SAHMRI, I thank Nicho and the people at Greaton for assisting our mission to deliver better health outcomes for our communities.”

Greaton has been a supporter of SAHMRI’s research into cancer and heart disease for almost three years. The developer has now increased its contributions to help fund the quest for cancer treatments.

“ We hope we can play a small part in creating a future where no one need lose a friend, partner, sibling, parent or child to this dreadful disease,” Mr Teng said.

Wendy and Hiroki in the lab

Image: Greaton Commercial Manager, Wendy Liang, and scholarship recipient, Dr Hiroki Kobayashi, in the lab.


About Greaton

Greaton entered the Australian market in 2011. The company is a leading diversified property business spanning hotel, residential and commercial development projects, bringing world-class design and architectural partnerships to the Australian property market.

Greaton is responsible for a diverse array of commercial and residential developments in Adelaide and across Australia with total portfolio exceeding $2 billion.

The dynamic The Ribbon redevelopment in the heart of Sydney’s Darling Harbour will create a spectacular waterfront experience. Locally, Greaton is redeveloping the old Balfours factory into the West Franklin Apartments, is transforming Adelaide’s GPO into a modern 5-star corporate hotel and is constructing the Wirra Wirra Winery Resort which will become the McLaren Vale’s first 5-star resort.

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