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 one of the largest within the southern hemisphere and the largest in Western Australia. These include Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, the new Perth Children’s Hospital, the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research, the University of Western Australia, as well as more than 40 established medical and life sciences organisations that form the nucleus of Perth’s life sciences ecosystem.

Perth, the new hub for world-class medical innovation

In addition to these world class academic and commercial resources within its official boundaries, the greater Perth metropolitan area is also home to many other medical, technology and innovation clusters, from the university and health campus of Joondalup in the north to Curtin and Murdoch and beyond, resulting in many more fledgling start-ups and early-stage companies, all dedicated to facilitating the highest level of health research, innovation and patient outcomes, locally, nationally and internationally.

Growing Culture of Commercialisation

The cutting-edge growth sector is supported by a growing culture of research commercialisation and translational medicine like the Perth Biodesign program. The program features multidisciplinary teams which identify unmet clinical needs and work towards providing a solution, whilst learning about the medical device development process.

The Biodesign course is one of many programs that feature part of the number of accelerators and incubators that provide specialised development for the medical life science industry.

Professor Peter Leedman Director, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research