Perth, a centre of medical excellence

Perth is at the forefront of innovation in the areas of medical research and healthcare. The 28-hectare Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre is the largest of its kind in Western Australia and is home to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research which specialises in cancer research, heart and kidney disease, diabetes, neurogenetic and mitochondrial diseases.

The cutting-edge sector is supported by a growing culture of research commercialisation and translational medicine like the City of Perth SPARK Co-Lab Actuator program. The program works with universities and research hubs around the world to help local innovators and entrepreneurs commercialise their medical discoveries. The Actuator underpins the City’s vision of promoting Perth’s medical and biotech innovation capabilities and positioning the City of Perth as a business destination for innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world.

Professor Peter Leedman Director, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research