Uni moves to calm storm over Swisse deal

La Trobe University has moved to ease concerns over its controversial $15 million research deal with Swisse, as it emerges at least one other Australian university spurned the vitamin giant's advances.

La Trobe University is trying to launch a new Complementary Medicine Evidence Centre to grow the evidence base for the medicines, and has agreed to accept $15 million from Swisse to research the company's products over six years.

But debate over the deal erupted last week, after Adjunct