The time is now for Australia to take definitive steps to promote a thriving Medical Device sector which employs people, creates wealth and improves Australia’s future in a competitive world. CSL’s decision to locate a new plant in Switzerland speaks to the need for the AIM Tax Incentive, which has been clearly shown.
Vestech headlined the Medical Devices Seminar, sponsored by ICN WA, on August 12th, 2014. Attendees from across industry heard from Vestech’s CEO, Dr Greg Roger, as well as Dr Cheryl McRae of the TGA, James Brennan of Design and Industry and Dr Stewart Washer of Cynata Therapuetics.
estech’s CEO, Dr Greg Roger, will be chairing a seminar in Perth August 12 for ICN. This seminar, covering Regulatory Issues and Commercialisation Essentials is a development from the two seminars held in Sydney and Melbourne in MAy and June this year as part of the Federal Government’s Advocate Program.
The CONVERGE Summit for Healthcare Innovation, held in Philadelphia July 15th to 16th has been opened to the world by webcasting. Increasingly the teachings of the world’s best and brightest is open to innovators in every corner of the world.
In today’s Financial Review (7 July, 2014) Tim Dodd has written about the challenges in STEM teaching facing Australia (Why the next Zuckerberg won’t be Australian). Quoting Dr Nick Cerneaz, executive director of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, the article has picked up on the future growth of our economy and how a poor STEM capability will inevitably crimp that growth.