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The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science's Entrepreneurs' Programme is please to announce a Panel Seminar and Q&A session with key experts in the Biotech/Medtech/Pharma Sector.

This event is open for any Biotech/Medtech/Pharma SME to attend, so don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to hear from subject matter experts and engage in a conversation about the rewards and challenges of developing a successful business in the sector!

Key Experts

Andrew Batty, Lincoln Consulting

Andrew is an internationally experienced and commercially driven professional with over 20 years' experience in the healthcare sector and was previously the CEO of Anatomics for 11 years.

Lusia Guthrie

Lusia is co-founder and former CEO of LBT Innovations Ltd. a company that has developed breakthrough technology, managed relationships with global diagnostics companies and continues to innovate and branch into new areas. In addition to capital raising and ASX listing, Lusia oversaw the development and commercialisation of LBT's two robotic and digital platforms for the automation of clinical microbiology testing.

Associate Professor Bernie Flynn (Adelaide event ONLY)

A/Professor Bernie Flynn is a medicinal chemist and entrepreneur based at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Melboune. He has been Founder and CEO of two VC-backed start-up companies, Iliad Chemicals and Cincera Therapeutics and involved in a third, the Takeda/Monash spin-out, Endocomal Therapeutics.

Professor Mark Kendall, Australian National University (Perth Event ONLY)

Professor Kendall is the inventor of the Nanopatch, a needle-free vaccine delivery device which is under rapid research and development to produce through spin-out company, Vaxxas.

Dr Michael Thurn, Mimetica

CEO of Mimetica, a VC-funded dematology company developing innovative solutions for the treatment of acne. Michael is also the COO of Botanix and has previously been the CEO of Spinifex and COO of Cytopia.

Event Locations


Wednesday, 4 July 2018

9.30am - 1.30pm (local time)

Deloitte Perth

123/125 St Georges Terrace

Perth WA 6000

Past Locations


Wednesday, 4 October 2017


Thursday, 8 February 2018


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

This is a free event hosted by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Entrepreneurs' Programme.

This event is designed to benefit small and medium Australian businesses from the Medical Technology, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals industry sectors.

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