BioMedVic Members in the Spotlight at AusBiotech 2016

BioMedVic is organising and managing the roster of Victorian industry and research participants at the Government’s BioIndustry Exhibition booth. We are also managing two Information Sessions as part of the Victorian Government’s international Visitor Invitation Program (VIP), which will run in conjunction with the International BioFest conference.

Further, BioMedVic’s CEO Jan Tennent will participate in a program being developed by the City of Melbourne who is hosting an esteemed delegation of civic and business leaders from Osaka, Melbourne’s sister city in Japan.

Jan and BioMedVic have been working hard to foster relationships between Osaka and Melbourne since 2014, when she first visited Japan. Since then she has given presentations at Medical Japan expos in 2015 and 2016, the latter as a delegate on the 2016 City of Melbourne Business Mission to Japan and China, led by the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, the Honourable Robert Doyle.

“Biomedical Research Victoria’s participation in this year’s Business Mission to Japan and China further strengthened  Melbourne’s connections with our sister cities of Osaka and Tianjin in the life sciences field,” the Lord Mayor said.

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2016 City of Melbourne Business Mission Delegates

Prior to the Business Mission, Jan spent two days with the Dean of the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Professor Sawa Yoshiki. The visit celebrated the first anniversary since the signing of a MOU between Osaka University and BioMedVic, and “we are now working to identify initiatives such as exchange programs for Osaka and Victorian graduates and industry to strengthen ties even further,” Jan said.

Mr Doyle commended Jan and BioMedVic for the dedication shown to promoting Victoria’s life sciences expertise locally and globally.


“As committed advocates for Melbourne’s research expertise, Jan and her team continue to provide opportunities for businesses and institutions from Japan and China to share knowledge and collaborate.”

– the Hon Robert Doyle,
Lord Mayor of Melbourne