Planet Innovation is redefining what it means to be a strategic investor by providing investee companies with not just funding, but access to its people, facilities and networks.
Planet Innovation has launched a commercial services unit, PI Commercial, to provide our clients with business guidance and expertise from idea through to product launch.
Minister for Industry Support and Recovery, Martin Pakula, and Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy, Jaala Pulford, visited PI to officially open our state-of-the-art cleanrooms used to manufacture sterile medical consumables for global clients.
Lumos Diagnostics, a PI investee company, has been admitted to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) with trading commencing on July 5 after raising $63 million AUD in an Initial Public Offering (IPO).
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Federal Member for Chisholm Gladys Liu visited Planet Innovation to tour our expanded manufacturing and design facilities, and discuss the recently announced Patent Box tax incentive.
Atmo Biosciences is ramping up manufacture of its third generation gas-sensing capsule at Planet Innovation’s recently opened new medtech manufacturing facility.
Australia’s Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews visited PI to officially open a new medtech manufacturing wing for products and consumables.
PI’s business model has been proven a success with another of its investee companies – Visus Therapeutics™ – raising $US36 ($A47) million in Series A financing.
A roundup of the latest news and opinions from PI.
Sam Lanyon speaks to the Talking HealthTech podcast about the future of advanced manufacturing and digital health, especially in light of COVID-19.
Sue MacLeman, an experienced and respected leader in Australia’s medtech industry, has joined the Planet Innovation Board as a non-executive director.
Planet Innovation has closed an oversubscribed $9.8 million capital raising to accelerate business growth to meet strong international demand for its manufacturing, product development and digital services.
Planet Innovation has been recognized as a leading example of resilience, innovation and excellence at the 41st Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEAs).
Visus Therapeutics, a company backed by Planet Innovation, has started a clinical development program for a novel eye drop designed to restore the loss of near vision associated with aging.
Lumos Diagnostics, a rapid point-of-care diagnostics company spun out of Planet Innovation, has closed an oversubscribed AU$25 million pre-IPO capital raise, ahead of an anticipated 2021 Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listing.
Silicon Valley start-up Levitas Bio has launched the world’s first label-free cell separation platform, the LeviCell™.
Planet Innovation and Lumos Diagnostics have won two awards at the 2020 Good Design Awards, including a Good Design Award Gold accolade for Lumos’s Leelu Reader.
Planet Innovation is using SteraMist® to disinfect its office and manufacturing premises to protect onsite manufacturing staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hany Massarany, a renowned leader in the global diagnostics industry, is joining the Planet Innovation Board as a non-executive director.
Atmo Biosciences has been awarded a $620,000 Australian Government grant through the BioMedTech Horizons (BMTH) program.
TOMI Environmental Solutions, a global company specializing in decontamination and disinfection, has selected Planet Innovation to manufacture its SteraMist® range of products used worldwide for infectious disease control, including to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
The first NOTUS Vivere emergency invasive ventilator has been produced at the Planet Innovation manufacturing facility.
PI has welcomed two experienced company leaders to the PI Board, with Jonathan Ling appointed Chairman and Jim Fox joining as a non-executive director.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has selected Planet Innovation as the only Australian manufacturer of a new ventilator tailored for COVID-19 patients.
Atmo Biosciences, a digital health business that provides objective real-time insights into gut health and microbiome function, has raised a further A$2.5 million in an oversubscribed funding round, supplementing an initial seed raise in March 2019.
Planet Innovation co-CEO and co-founder Stuart Elliott described the COVID-19 pandemic as a “wake-up call” for how medical products are sourced, in an interview with ABC Radio.
Cole-Parmer’s new Masterflex® Ismatec® Reglo Digital Pump series, is not so much an evolution, but a revolution of the popular peristaltic pump range.
We are seeking GPs and other healthcare professionals in Victoria, Australia to pilot a new TGA-approved point-of-care test to help differentiate patients with viral from bacterial acute respiratory tract infections.
Planet Innovation has agreed to a $A20 million strategic investment in Lumos Diagnostics, a rapid point-of-care diagnostics company.
Seed Health, a US-based microbial sciences company, and Atmo Biosciences, a Planet Innovation early stage venture, have announced a partnership to use Atmo’s ingestible gas-sensing capsule to study the impact of probiotics on the gut microbiome.
November 18-24 is World Antibiotic Awareness Week, so it’s a good time to draw attention to the global health challenge of antibiotic resistance, which Planet Innovation is combating through its business Lumos Diagnostics.
IDEX Health & Science has launched the Tridex™ Protein Analyzer, which Planet Innovation helped develop, to measure protein titer directly from a bioreactor in real time.
Planet Innovation is partnering with Melbourne-based start-up Scinogy to manufacture a revolutionary new cell processing system that is being commercialized by global biotechnology company Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Journalist Virginia Trioli spoke to Planet Innovation co-CEO and co-founder Stuart Elliott live on ABC Radio about the challenges the company has faced and the successes we have enjoyed.
Melbourne-based start-up Allume has signed a manufacturing contract with Planet Innovation to produce its innovative solar sharing system, SolShare.
Planet Innovation took home the Good Design Awards’ top gong for medical design for our work on Clever Culture Systems’ APAS Independence instrument, along with a digital design award for Uniting NSW’s Mosaic app.
Lumos Diagnostics and RPS Diagnostics have merged to create a full-service point-of-care diagnostic development company and support the international commercialization of FebriDx.
Abbott Molecular’s VIP2000 was recognized for its innovative product design and engineering as a finalist at the prestigious Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEAs) in New York.
PI Digital combines a collaborative engagement model with a strong commercial focus to develop customized digital solutions, including for regulated medical environments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.