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Adelaide hosting Australia’s largest medical technologies conference

Adelaide hosting Australia’s largest medical technologies conference

More than 250 global, national, and local medical technologies professionals are in Adelaide today for Australia’s premier medical technologies event – the AusMedTech Conference.

Brought to South Australia by Host State partner BioSA, the comprehensive two-day program will explore advances in medical devices and technologies including the impact of digital technology on patient care. The conference will have a strong focus on emerging technology platforms and their impact on healthcare providers and consumers.

Science and Information Economy Minister Kyam Maher will open the conference, and Health Industries Minister Jack Snelling will pitch Adelaide to potential investors.

A key feature of the program is a tour of Tonsley, Australia’s first innovation district bringing together leading-edge institutions and companies to connect with start-ups, business incubators and accelerators in a high-value industry, research, education, and residential precinct.


The event, held in Adelaide for the first time, is presented by AusBiotech, and sponsors include the Government of South Australia through BioSA and Health Industries South Australia.


Science and Information Economy Minister, Kyam Maher

Holding this event in Adelaide is recognition of the State Government’s strong commitment to supporting the health and biomedical industries.

Innovation in our high-value industries has never been more important. The major challenges facing traditional manufacturing in South Australia have led to greater focus on developing future growth industries such as medical technologies.

Health Industries Minister, Jack Snelling

This conference is a great opportunity to showcase Adelaide as the ideal location for life sciences research and investment. Adelaide’s facilities are experienced from pre-clinical trials right through to Phase 4, making Adelaide a one-stop-shop for clinical research.

Adelaide has a solid manufacturing supply chain, built on decades of experience in the defence and automotive industries, which is now being successfully applied to medical device manufacturing.

We’ve already seen international companies like Pfizer and startups like Micro-X choose Adelaide as the state government continues to aggressively target health industry investment and jobs.


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