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Victoria to become home of mRNA vaccine manufacturing

Published: 15 December 2021

Victoria will become the first place in the Southern Hemisphere to manufacture mRNA vaccines, after the Victorian Government reached an in-principle agreement with the Commonwealth Government and Moderna.

A major win for Victoria’s defence industry

Published: 14 December 2021

Australian military vehicles will be built in the Geelong region by Hanwha Defense Australia under a $1 billion defence contract announced this week – strengthening Victoria’s defence industry capabilities and creating an influx of highly skilled local jobs.

Backing more of our medtech innovators

Published: 14 December 2021

New funding for Victoria’s MedTech entrepreneurs will cement Melbourne’s reputation as a leader in global healthcare innovation.

Manufacturing of world-first medical device bringing jobs and investment home to Victoria

Published: 07 December 2021

Melbourne-based medical technology company Compumedics will locally manufacture its world-first Somfit medial grade wearable monitoring device in Abbotsford, after a decade of manufacturing offshore.

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A bold new agenda to keep Victoria at the forefront of innovation

Published: 01 December 2021

The Victorian Government recently launched a bold new plan to keep Victoria at the forefront of innovation, drive economic growth and create thousands of jobs for generations to come.

Victoria makes Australia’s first mRNA vaccine candidate

Published: 30 November 2021

Victorian scientists and manufacturers have created Australia’s first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate – Australia’s first ever mRNA drug product – in just five months, enabling clinical trials to begin in early 2022.

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Sports tech Centre of Excellence helps entrepreneurs connect and grow

Published: 24 November 2021

Professional netballer turned entrepreneur, Sarah Wall, is one of more than 500 business owners benefitting from a centre for world class sports technology in Melbourne.

Breakthrough funding to boost biotech startups

Published: 23 November 2021

Biotech startups in Melbourne are set to benefit from a new incubator in Parkville thanks to a substantial investment from the Victorian Government’s Breakthrough Victoria Fund.

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International flights take off as Victoria’s visitor economy soars back to life

Published: 22 November 2021

National airline carrier Qantas is resuming international flights from Melbourne Airport this week, an exciting step as Victoria safely re-opens to the world.

Support for women in mRNA and medical research

Published: 22 November 2021

Women-led medical research will be prioritised in the Victorian Government’s new RNA research acceleration fund and the next phase of the successful Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund.

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