register

Digital & Innovation

AstraZeneca fostering innovation in healthcare through local partnerships

Health Industry Hub | July 28, 2021 |
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Digital & Innovation: New healthcare technologies are advancing so rapidly that pharmaceutical companies are transforming to partner and collaborate with start-ups in fostering innovation to meet the needs of payers, patients and healthcare providers.

Kumaran Mani, Associate Director Business Development, Digital Health and Healthcare Innovation Hub Lead for AstraZeneca Australia & New Zealand, talked to Health Industry Hub about the organisation’s plans to lead the Innovate Health 2021 PitchFest and the strategic priorities for AstraZeneca in partnering with Australian start-ups to foster innovation.

The PitchFest presents a unique opportunity for Australian start-ups to pitch to a potential first customer, investor, clinician/frontline provider, and future commercialisation partner.

Mr Mani said “We want to put AstraZeneca at the heart of the Australia & New Zealand innovation ecosystem and support start-up companies.

“AstraZeneca has the presence across the entire pharmaceutical value chain in Australia – from R&D and manufacturing to commercialisation. One of our key pillars of the innovation hub is to engage with the local ecosystem to bring solutions to patients and also support local start-ups to expand beyond Australia and build their market across the world. So it’s exciting times.”

Earlier this year, AstraZeneca launched the A.Catalyst Network: a global network of more than 20 AstraZeneca health innovation hubs based in Asia, Australia & New Zealand, China, Europe, Japan, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, the UK and the US.

Through the A.Catalyst Network, AstraZeneca is co-creating challenge-based solutions with and for patients, and working with start-ups and partners to establish integrated healthcare systems that benefit the whole patient experience – from prevention and awareness, diagnosis and treatment to post-treatment and wellness.

Locally, AstraZeneca partnered with Austrade to deliver Innovative Health in Asia Virtual Bootcamp with China A.Catalyst Network in 2020 and with hubs in Singapore, China, Taiwan and South Korea in 2021. These bootcamps help Australian start-ups enter the Asia Pacific markets. Planning is underway for the next bootcamp with India’s innovation hub to be conducted in early 2022.


News & Trends - Medical Technology

MedTech News -

Ellume and Novartis secure top 10 ranking in AFR Boss Most Innovative Companies List

Health Industry Hub | October 18, 2021 |

MedTech News: Ellume and Novartis have been recognised in the 2021 AFR BOSS top 10 innovations in the health industries […]

More


News & Trends - Medical Technology

Pharma News - ACCC wins interim injunction to halt Virtus acquiring Adora fertility clinics

ACCC wins interim injunction to halt Virtus acquiring Adora fertility clinics

Health Industry Hub | October 18, 2021 |

Pharma News: The ACCC has won an interim injunction blocking IVF provider Virtus Health from completing its purchase of rival Adora Fertility. The ACCC filed proceedings in […]

More


News & Trends - Pharmaceuticals

Pharma News - Australia secures access to two new COVID treatments from Roche and Pfizer

Australia secures access to two new COVID treatments from Roche and Pfizer

Health Industry Hub | October 18, 2021 |

Pharma News: The Australian Government has secured access to two additional COVID-19 treatments to support the National Plan to Transition […]

More


News & Trends - Medical Technology

MedTech News - Private-public partnership facilitates Illawarra region’s first cardiac surgeries

Private-public partnership facilitates Illawarra region’s first cardiac surgeries

Health Industry Hub | October 18, 2021 |

MedTech News: After months of planning, negotiating, fitting out a new theatre and staging ‘dry runs’ of complex procedures, Wollongong […]

More