About Us

Representing the heart of Australia’s biomedical research

Victoria is home to more than 40 per cent of Australia’s biomedical researchers.  It’s a remarkable community of over 22,000 people that has contributed to many life-changing and life-saving discoveries including colony stimulating factors, the first drugs for mental illness and influenza, the bionic ear and vaccines for hepatitis A and rotavirus diarrhoea.

Biomedical Research Victoria (BioMedVic) is the peak body for the organisations that make up this internationally-recognised research community, providing a collective voice for advocacy and a structure for promoting collaboration and innovation.

Representing universities, teaching hospitals, medical research institutes, CSIRO and other research organisations, Biomedical Research Victoria seeks to develop shared vision, long term plans and better links between government, industry and the biomedical community.

Our goals are to enable biomedical research to:

  • flourish in Victoria
  • compete successfully alongside other life sciences centres in the region
  • better use existing resources for the creation of knowledge, new treatments and new commercial opportunities for the benefit of Victorians and people all over the world.