Victoria’s HMR sector set to grow

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We’re excited to announce that Dr George Morstyn, Chairman of Biomedical Research Victoria, has been selected for a new panel established by the Victorian Government to advise on how to attract more investment and jobs to Victoria.

With the aim to drive leadership and excellence in Victorian health and medical research, the Science, Medical Research and Technology Panel will provide advice on attracting funding for medical research, protecting intellectual property, and the translation and commercialisation of research.

“We’re getting on with growing Victoria’s vibrant health and medical research sector by attracting more global investment to create more jobs and boost the economy,” said Minister for Health Jill Hennessy.

The panel will consist of fourteen members and will be led by Ms Brigitte Smith, Co-founder and Managing Director of GBS Venture Partners as the inaugural Chair, with Professor Kathryn North AM, Director of Murdoch Children’s Research Institute as the Deputy Chair.

The Victorian Government announced the panel selection in a press release yesterday.