Australian fertility group Genea has been successfully sold to an Asian consortium for more than AU$250 million after disrupting the fertility industry with a range of new IVF technologies.
Medtech industry veteran Euan Pizzey and accomplished executive Lisa Hennessy have been appointed to the PI Board to help achieve our vision of becoming Australia’s leading incubator of high-growth technology companies.
PI has entered into an agreement with Imagion Biosystems, a company dedicated to improving healthcare through the earlier detection of cancer, to develop Imagion’s MagSense instrument technology.
Atmo Biosciences, a Planet Innovation early stage venture, has signed a licensing deal with RMIT University to secure the exclusive worldwide rights to a ground-breaking ingestible gas-sensing capsule.
The AusBiotech National Conference, held in sunny Brisbane, brought together national and international leaders from across the life sciences industry. I took the opportunity to pop into a number of sessions on the growing AI and digital health sectors.
Planet Innovation’s Melbourne office was taken over by camera crews when we hosted the judging sessions for TV show Australia By Design: Innovations.
This month’s Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo focused on the field of precision medicine. Experts from across the molecular diagnostic world gathered in San Antonio, Texas, to exchange knowledge and ideas, with the ultimate aim of creating better patient outcomes.
Planet Innovation and ANDHealth have secured LaunchVic funding to deliver a unique joint program ‘B.R.I.G.H.T Future For Digital Health Innovators’ over the next two years.
Lumos Diagnostics is expanding its global footprint after agreeing an ongoing manufacturing deal for a customized lateral flow reader with a California-based life sciences company.
An RMIT University researcher working with PI on technology that can test patients for bleeding or clotting disorders has been awarded more than $650,000 in NHMRC funding.
Planet Innovation has launched Vitalic Medical, a digital health venture addressing two major problems for general wards in hospitals around the world: undetected patient deterioration and in-hospital patient falls.
Planet Innovation has been selected as one of Australia’s Top 20 Businesses of Tomorrow from more than 1,000 applications.
QBOX IVF connects and streamlines data transfer between lab instruments and Electronic Medical Record providers, supporting healthcare professionals in fertility.
Planet Innovation has joined the judging panel for The Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies list after dominating the awards for the past six years.
Clever Culture Systems has collected silver at the prestigious Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEAs) for its innovative APAS Independence instrument, which Planet Innovation helped develop.
Planet Innovation’s design team won two awards at the 60th Annual Good Design Awards for their work with Cycliq on its Fly CE products and with Dermapenworld on the Dermapen 4 medical product.
Fast Company, a leading publisher in technology, business, and design, has recognized Zen Ecosystems, a Planet Innovation business, as one of its Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Energy for 2018.
Planet Innovation today announced a partnership with Preora Healthcare Inc., pioneers in the detection of early-stage cancers, to bring to market a series of novel, low-cost, minimally invasive, highly accurate and easy-to-use cancer screening tests.
Lumos Diagnostics develops custom products for its partners using a unique combination of integrated assay and engineering capability paired with its proven reader optical technologies.
Over the past year, PI doubled its company revenue, created over 100 new jobs for the biotechnology sector, and more than tripled its manufacturing export revenues of biomed and life-science products.
Zen Ecosystems has received a major grant by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to help secure Australia’s energy supplies during times of peak demand.
Planet Innovation’s market-centric approach to innovation has again been recognized as the Best Innovation Program in Australia by the AFR.
PI has opened a new Northern Wing of their Advanced Manufacturing Center in Box Hill, to accommodate an increasing number of local and international manufacturing contracts.
We work with our global partners to develop winning product and commercial strategies. PI brings a market-led approach that helps develop the right product-market fit, to ensure product success results in commercial success.
Planet Innovation was a standout performer picking up two of the highest honors at this year’s MDEAs for innovation in medical product design and engineering.
“This is a business that is smart, it’s innovative, it’s passionate, and it is breaking new ground. From day dot it was breaking into global markets. It continues to invest in itself and it continues to invest in its people.” – Australian Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison.
In a world first, a baby girl has been born using the specially-designed imaging incubator, Geri, developed and commercialized by Genea and Planet Innovation.
Last week, at the Smart Home Marketplace at CES 2017, Comcast announced a partnership with Xfinity Home and Zen Ecosystems (a PI venture), the manufacturer of a new simple, beautiful and connected thermostat that is fully integrated with the Xfinity Home ecosystem and part of its family of core devices.
Planet Innovation’s PoC (Point-of-Care) diagnostic platform, Nplex, will benefit from further investment to develop a cloud-connected medical counter-measures device, for the rapid detection of infectious diseases.
The Australian Financial Review has awarded Planet Innovation four innovation awards, including Australia’s Most Innovative Company.
Zen Thermostat, a PI venture, has been selected by Telstra to be sold as part of its soon to be released Smart Home Platform.
Planet Innovation clients pick up four trophies and Best Overall Product Design at the Good Design Awards.
Planet Innovation has strengthened its position as a global player in the commercialisation of technology ventures with the strategic appointment of Teresa Engelhard to the Board of Planet Group Holdings.
Planet Innovation has been named Australia’s Most Innovative Company for the second time in three years.
Pharmaceutical giant Merck Serono has signed an exclusive deal securing global marketing and commercialization rights to Genea Biomedx’s range of IVF products including Gavi and Geri, which were designed by Genea with development partner, Planet Innovation.
At a formal ceremony attended by Australian Federal Assistant Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, Planet Innovation (PI) has officially revealed its all new centre for Product Development and Manufacturing.
Entrepreneur Will Strange has teamed up with Planet Innovation to launch a highly accurate, contact sport GPS system, GameTraka©, at a price point that amateur and junior clubs can afford.
Genea Biomedx has created an incubation instrument with time lapse photography, which allows scientists and potential parents to watch their embryos grow in their first crucial few days.
After debuting on the list in 2012 in eighth place and topping the list in 2013, Planet Innovation is thrilled to once again be named among the top 10 most innovative Australian companies, this year ranking at number three.
Zen is a smart thermostat launched by Planet Innovation with a successful crowd funding campaign.
Primetime Australian news broadcaster, Channel 7 News, has highlighted the frustration of millions of consumers in not being able to easily find the cheapest energy plan and has promoted Ingeni, developed by Planet Innovation, as a simple solution.
It is both rewarding and humbling to be recognized as Australia’s Most Innovative Company for 2013.
Planet Innovation has been recognized as Australia’s 5th fastest growing company by BRW. PI’s Stuart Elliott sat down with BRW to discuss the ingredients to achieving sustained growth.
Stuart Elliott, Planet Innovation Managing Director, was named a regional winner in the EY Entrepreneur of The Year awards on September the 5th, 2013.
Dr. Ian Macfarlane will share his real-world experience on the ingredients to success for both start-up and established IVD companies at Ausmedtech 2013.
We are excited to announce the opening of our new US office. This new office, based in Chicago, is part of our long term commitment to providing exceptional client service and assisting our partners with commercializing new technologies in the US and global markets.
Planet Innovation was ranked Australia’s 8th most innovative company by Australia’s premier weekly business publication BRW – and we proudly accept the honor.