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Government Ministers visit PI to officially open state-of-the-art cleanrooms to manufacture sterile consumables

Suraya SalehMarketing Communications Manager

Two senior Victorian Government Ministers visited Planet Innovation to officially open our state-of-the-art cleanrooms used to manufacture sterile medical consumables for global clients.

Minister for Industry Support and Recovery, Martin Pakula, Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy, Jaala Pulford, and State Member for Box Hill, Paul Hamer, toured PI’s Melbourne manufacturing facility, which includes two cleanrooms, one of which was partly funded by the Victorian Government.

The ISO 7 certified cleanrooms are capable of manufacturing single use devices for regulated industries such as medical devices, drug delivery and diagnostics. This enables PI to serve the range of high volume to low volume needs that will satisfy both start-ups and at-scale multinational companies.

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PI CEO Stuart Elliott said after setting up the first cleanroom a couple of years ago, the demand was so great that PI added a second, larger room as part of its manufacturing expansion this year.

“The new cleanrooms are part of our broader investment to build out our medtech manufacturing capabilities, which could create over 700 engineering and manufacturing jobs in Victoria and generate more than $1 billion in export revenue in the next five years,” Stuart said.

“The cleanroom is also hugely valuable to our clients – both Australian and international – allowing PI to become somewhat of a one-stop-shop for manufacturing regulated medical instruments and associated consumables.”

Among the clients currently manufacturing in the cleanroom is Scinogy, a cell therapy manufacturing company making an innovative cell processing system. PI’s manufacturing facility is also a destination for companies such as TOMI Environmental Solutions, headquartered in Maryland, USA, which makes the decontamination product SteraMist.

Speaking after the tour, Minister Pulford said: “Planet Innovation is a brilliant local medtech manufacturing company doing incredible work that has real impact on the lives of Victorians and people around the world.

“We know by fostering and supporting our innovators, we can overcome the challenges we’re faced with and create a stronger economic future for Victoria. Take for example, in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Victorian Government looked to local manufacturers to produce ventilators for our medical community.

“Planet Innovation is a shining example of how Victoria can excel in the global medtech sector.”

Pictured (top left) are PI co-CEO Sam Lanyon, Minister Martin Pakula, PI co-CEO Stuart Elliott, Minister Jaala Pulford, PI’s Head of Project Leadership Rebecca Bartel, and Paul Hamer MP.

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Suraya Saleh Marketing Communications Manager

Suraya is the Marketing Communications Manager at Planet Innovation. A former journalist, Suraya is passionate about telling engaging stories for brands that have a positive impact on the world.

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