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News, stories and opinions for the business innovators of the world.

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.

Roger LangsdonMarketing Director

PI Commercial established to help clients commercialize regulated healthcare products and build strong businesses

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.

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5 reasons why aspiring entrepreneurs should join Planet Innovation

Thinking of launching a tech start-up? Here are five reasons why you should come and work for PI first.

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How PI is giving staff the freedom to match their work style to their lifestyle

At PI, we believe that work is ‘what we do’ not ‘where we go’. That’s why we’ve introduced new Ways of Working that empower our people to choose where, when and how they work to produce their best outcomes.

Kris ReynoldsHuman Resources Director

COVID has lit a fire under diagnostic testing – here is what point-of-care companies must do to step up in time

As demand for diagnostic and point-of-care (POC) testing grows, new products are coming to life faster than ever. Ben Druce, VP Strategic Design, shares insights from an expert panel discussion he hosted at the MD&M and BIOMEDigital event.

Ben DruceVice President, Strategic Design

Stuart Elliott’s 3 Laws of Commercialization

Inventing a great product is pointless if nobody buys it. In my years in the medtech industry, I’ve discovered there are three fundamental laws of commercialization that you need to consider early in the product development process if you are to be successful.

Stuart ElliottCo-CEO and co-founder

Market disruption: blood testing beyond the status quo

Experts from Truvian, Blue Ox Healthcare Partners, the University of Chicago and PI discuss the potential impact of real-time point-of-care blood testing.

Anthony WhitePresident North America, Commercial & Corporate Development

How PI is giving staff the freedom to match their work style to their lifestyle

At PI, we believe that work is ‘what we do’ not ‘where we go’. That’s why we’ve introduced new Ways of Working that empower our people to choose where, when and how they work to produce their best outcomes.

Kris ReynoldsHuman Resources Director
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Colin Potter: Manufacturing success

What sets one contract manufacturing operation apart from another? According to Colin Potter, PI’s GM of Manufacturing, it’s all about shared values and aspirations between manufacturer and clients.

Qerim Shahini: Driving Digital Delivery

Qerim Shahini, CTO at PI Digital, applies the lessons learned from an action-packed entrepreneurial career to bring an unwavering commercial focus to every project his digital delivery team creates.

Strange technology allows us all to train like champions

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 CEO: From idea to Product of the Year

Tomas Stojanov has been an integral part of an extremely successful network of invitro-fertilisation (IVF) clinics in his role as the CEO of fertility group Genea, but his personal dream is to do more. He wanted to change the world of IVF to benefit his company, his industry and most importantly his patients.

Colin Potter: Manufacturing success

What sets one contract manufacturing operation apart from another? According to Colin Potter, PI’s GM of Manufacturing, it’s all about shared values and aspirations between manufacturer and clients.

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How to build a regulated remote patient monitoring product that clinicians and patients will actually use

Digital

With the COVID-19 pandemic shining a light on the benefits of telehealth, there has never been a better time to be in remote patient monitoring (RPM). But if you’re going to be successful, you need to win over your two main users: patients and clinicians.

How a virtual innovation workshop can be better than in-person

Design

Over the past nine months, I’ve run multiple innovation workshops for clients entirely online. Here are some tips to ensure your virtual workshop is as engaging and productive as an in-person workshop.

Visus Therapeutics established to develop and commercialize innovative treatments to improve vision

News

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 raises AU$25m in oversubscribed capital raise

News

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.

Digital

How to build a regulated remote patient monitoring product that clinicians and patients will actually use

With the COVID-19 pandemic shining a light on the benefits of telehealth, there has never been a better time to be in remote patient monitoring (RPM). But if you’re going to be successful, you need to win over your two main users: patients and clinicians.