Posted: 25 July 2022
Breakthrough Victoria has announced recently its investment in Victorian medical technology group Seer Medical to support its plan to become a global leader in epilepsy home monitoring and management.
Seer is globally renowned as a leader in the development of neurological monitoring with the potential to boost health outcomes for patients across the world. The contribution from Breakthrough Victoria will allow Seer to nearly double its workforce and footprint in Victoria, while expanding into the United States and United Kingdom. The expansion could generate an additional 225 jobs in Victoria by 2028, with Seer to retain its Melbourne headquarters.
More than 65 million people worldwide live with epilepsy, which is often difficult to diagnose and complex to treat. Epileptic seizures can be devastating for both patients and their families, with the economic burden estimated at more than $12 billion a year in Australia, according to a 2019-20 Deloitte report.
Founded in 2017, Seer now operates more than 20 clinics around Australia. In Victoria, Seer has already monitored 3,500 patients, saving the Victorian healthcare system an estimated $45 million.
With this funding, Seer will continue its research and development activities, and expand delivery of its epilepsy service further into regional Victoria, Australia and internationally.
“Seer is working towards a future where world-class healthcare is accessible, affordable and delivered in the home,” said Seer CEO & Co-Founder, Dr Dean Freestone.
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