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About us

Planet Innovation is a healthtech innovation and commercialization company that exists to create breakthrough products and commercially successful businesses that transform healthcare and have a positive impact on the world.

 

We have our own portfolio of strategic investments, and also partner with world-leading organizations to help them create game-changing innovations to grow their business.

We have selected over 350 of the brightest people, gathered deep market insights and developed a full spectrum of commercialization capabilities to help us build the future.

Our origins taught us the value of market insight

Planet Innovation was formed in 2009 by four globally experienced biomedical executives who knew there was a better way to develop products and grow businesses. Our approach involves a ‘market-pull’ orientation rather than ‘technology-push’. By gathering deep market insight before building the technology solutions, we ensure there is both a customer and a market willingness to embrace the products and businesses we develop.

We are commercial thinkers

Our strong commercial mindset is a key aspect of Planet Innovation’s approach to building products and building businesses, and it all starts with hiring entrepreneurial thinkers who possess both technical expertise and commercial acumen.

Our broad team includes experts in how to research, design, engineer, manufacture, fund and market new products globally. Combining an experienced front-end strategy capability with a powerful execution team is a unique quality of Planet Innovation.

We encourage a spirit of entrepreneurship

We believe that to attract and retain the best people in the world, we need to provide an environment that is fun, challenging and allows people’s talents to shine. We encourage all our staff to look deeply into growing markets and challenge the status quo. We support them as they find unmet market needs and suggest new product and commercial ideas. This is the true spirit of entrepreneurship and the heart and soul of Planet Innovation.

We support our clients in unique ways

In addition to accessing our services, many of our clients benefit from leveraging our re-usable hardware and software platforms, and some prefer to order complete, commercially available products.

Our business divisions include:

PI Design services

PI Design provides end-to-end design and engineering capabilities to help you develop and commercialize regulated biomedical products and hi-tech connected devices. We excel at exploiting the technology convergence between sectors such as Diagnostics, Life Sciences, Medical Devices, Digital Health, Industrial and Consumer products.

PI Commercial services

PI Commercial provides start-ups and established companies with business guidance and expertise from idea through to product launch, to help ensure commercial success. This involves investigating the market fit of new technologies, developing business strategies and then following through with actionable plans covering IP, regulatory, clinical development, branding and product marketing.

PI Digital services

PI Digital combines a collaborative engagement model with a strong commercial focus to deliver customized digital health, IoT and on-premises solutions for regulated medical environments. We work with a broad range of businesses, from start-ups, to established industry leaders including Merck and Ramsay Health Care.

PI Manufacturing services

Our manufacturing facility is FDA registered and ISO 13485 & ISO 9001 certified. We manufacture regulated products including small part count, high-volume devices; complex, floor-standing IVD instruments; and sterile consumables.

Incubator

We have an internal division dedicated to incubating early stage ventures. We seek and address unmet needs in high-growth, global markets that the Planet Innovation team is well-positioned to exploit. We seed and explore early stage ventures based on strong market insight and a rapid time-to-market approach that allows us, or our partners, to quickly generate early customers.

Strategic Investments

As a globally recognized healthtech innovator, we use our strong industry networks, understanding of healthcare trends and deep technical insight to make strategic investments with selected partners. These investments can take the form of non-equity co-investments, minority strategic equity investments, all the way through to the establishment of spin-off businesses. With each strategic investment we help drive commercial success and build long term relationships with global healthtech leaders.