BioMelbourne Network convened a roundtable with Minister Wade Noonan, Minister Philip Dalidakis and 14 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies who currently manufacture or develop products for manufacture in Victoria in the last week of August.
These discussions were continued as part of a new Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Forum which took place last week to support our members’ engagement with the government on key policy issues identified in this roundtable event.
There is currently interest and appetite from government to consider budget and pre-election submissions from the pharmaceutical industry that outline key industry priorities, identify opportunities for growth, and increase the competitiveness and sustainability of the sector.
The purpose of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Forum is to bring together voices across the sector and to establish industry consensus on priority areas to support the growth, development and sustainability of the pharmaceutical industry in Victoria.
For those of you interested in how pharmaceutical manufacturing fits in with the overall plans for manufacturing in the state, the State Government of Victoria has just released Advancing Victorian Manufacturing: A BLUEPRINT FOR THE FUTURE.