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BioSymposium: Breaking Barriers – Supporting Future BioPharma

October 11, 2022 @ 8:45 am - 5:30 pm AEDT

BioMelbourne Network’s full-day BioSymposium will dissect fundamental barriers in biopharma for the development of a stronger, more supported sector. Delivered across four sessions, our industry experts will examine hindering obstacles between research and industry, explore key considerations of a connected ecosystem, break down the barriers in biopharma manufacturing, and discuss opportunities to strengthen and optimise the clinical trials landscape.

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Current Activity – Addressing the Barriers Between Research and Industry

Industry has an urgent need for resources, not only for the research and translation of new medicines, but its ever-growing demand for a deep talent pool capable of supporting the entire industry, including the manufacturing and clinical trials space. While many researchers are eager to engage with industry, the path in doing so is too often viewed as a one-way door. In this session, researchers and industry alike will be exposed to a range of programs and activities currently available to address key issues, and new initiatives that are breaking the barriers between both groups.

Taking a Shared Journey – A Discussion on Research-Industry Connections

A problem shared is a problem halved. During this session, hear first-hand from a panel of key sector leaders who are working to solve common pitfalls of research-industry connections within their own organisations. Attendees will gain insights into the prevalent issues experienced throughout the sector, discover the value of a shared journey, examine opportunities and hurdles to overcome, and explore the benefits of creating collective relationships for improved access to talent.

Connected Manufacturing – Breaking Barriers to Translation

Breaking barriers in manufacturing is crucial for a successful translation journey. In this session, we will hear from world-leading biopharma companies on cutting edge technologies and exciting opportunities for growth and advancement in the industry. mRNA giant Moderna will discuss their rapidly expanding mRNA platform and infrastructure to accelerate drug discovery in Australia and abroad. Concentric by Ginkgo – a world-class synthetic biology company, will showcase their expansion into Australia and what this means for Victoria’s mRNA research and manufacturing sector. CSIRO will provide an update on their new vaccine and drug translation facility in Victoria.

Optimising the Clinical Trials Landscape – Fostering a Cohesive Ecosystem

We are all aware of the immense value of Australia’s clinical trials industry, but to ensure the sector remains competitive on a global scale, there is a pressing need to foster a more cohesive, less fragmented ecosystem. The final session will provide an update on The National One Stop Shop and National Clinical Trials Front Door – a truly united approach to clinical trials in Australia. Further, we will examine how Victoria is focusing its efforts to not only align with the new national approach, but to position itself at the front of the pack.


In person registration:
BioMelbourne Network Members: $325
BioMelbourne Network Non Members: $575
Special offer for students / researches only: $100

Online registration:
BioMelbourne Network Members: $40
BioMelbourne Network Non Members: $80


Cancellation Policy (in person): A full refund can be issued up to 14 days prior to the event only. No refunds can be issued within 14 days of the event.
In the event of postponement due to Government restrictions, all registrations will be carried forward to a new date. Should the program be cancelled, or you are unable to attend on the rescheduled date, a full refund will be made available.

Please be advised that this event may be recorded or photographs taken which may be used after the event on the BioMelbourne Network website or on other marketing materials. Please notify us if you do not consent to us recording or photographing you and using your image and likeness as mentioned.

Thank you to all our sponsors


Date: Tuesday 11 October 2022
8:15 am – Registration, tea & coffee, networking
8:45 am – 5:30 pm – Sessions 1 – 4
5:30 pm – Networking
Venue: International Chamber House, Theatrette, Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Explore the agenda and meet our speakers.



October 11, 2022
8:45 am - 5:30 pm
$40 - $575.00
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