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Program

The Program

The 5th Annual Western Australian BioInnovation Symposium program includes an exciting mix of industry partner, investor, and innovator speakers from across the life sciences sector. Industry partners and investors will be able to meet some of WA's best innovators and likewise, innovators will be able to connect with industry partners and investors from Australia and abroad. The conference is a great opportunity to network with industry partners, investors, and innovators alike. The program is a work in progress - SO WATCH THIS SPACE! Things may move around.

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Broader life sciences including Ag and marine innovations.

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Medical and health life sciences, including therapeutics, diagnostics, and digital health.

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5 pm close

Medical and health life sciences, including therapeutics, diagnostics, and digital health.

5 - 7 pm Networking Event

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1 pm close

The Symposium closes at 1pm.

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Sponsors

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22FebAM

22

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Day 1 Morning

Ag and Broader Life Sciences

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8:00 - 8:30 AM
Registration and Welcome Coffee

Opening

8:30 - 8:35 AM
Life Sciences WA
Welcome - Tobias Schoep
8:35 - 8:40 AM
Member for Collie-Preston
Official Opening - Jodie Hanns
8:40 - 8:45 AM
Life Sciences WA
Acknowlegements - Tobias Schoep
8:45 - 8.55 AM
Life Sciences WA
WAs Capabilities - Sam South

Ag Innovation

9:15 - 9:25 AM
Targeting frost tolerant wheat with SDN-1
Green Blueprint
Bill Crabtree
9:25 - 9:35 AM
Fungicides and nanopores: on demand sequencing for agrochemical resistance detection
Centre for Crop Disease Management (Curtin University)
Katherine Zulak 

Ag and Marine Innovation

9:35 - 9:45 AM
INDUSTRY SPEAKER - Innovation and funding opportunities in the Australian grains industry 
GrainInnovate
Fernando Felquer
9:45 - 9:55 AM
Continuous Insights into Pig Health and Wellbeing at Scale
Xsights
Michael Garrett and Olivia Brabant
9:55 - 10:05 AM
Exploring Algal Applications: Insights from Western Australia
Algae Harvest
Navid Moheimani
10:05 - 10:15 AM
CSIRO-Murdoch-Industry Bioplastics Innovation Hub
Bio Plastics
David Henry
10:15 - 11:00 AM
MORNING TEA

Special Session

11:00 - 11:20 AM
INDUSTRY SPEAKER - Introducing the Good Science Fund - a Singaporean Medical Technology Investment Fund
Good Science Fund
TBD
John Chew, Chair, Investment Committee, and  Greg Riebe, Co-founder Singapore Connect Venture Partners
11:20 - 11:30 AM
Surfing the gene-editing wave for better crops – key considerations for production and export’
Murdoch University
Mike Jones
11:30 - 11:40 AM
GOLD SPONSOR - WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub
WALSIH
Tracey Wilkinson

Ag Innovation

11:40 - 11:50 AM
INDUSTRY SPEAKER - Investing for a sustainable and resilient food system
Tenacious Ventures
Matthew Pryor
11:50 - 12:00 PM
Non-chemical weed control technology
DPIRD
Miranda Slaven
12:00 - 12:10 PM
Liquim’s Green Microfilm Technology Platform
Liquim
Velimir Pajic
12:20 - 12:30 PM
SPACE TO RUN OVER
12:30 - 01:30 PM
LUNCH
22FebPM

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Day 1 

Afternoon

Medicine and Health

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Therapeutics

1:30 - 1:40 PM
INDUSTRY SPEAKER - Partnering with Merck
Merck KGaA
Birgit Reitmaier
1:40 - 1:50 PM
Developing a nasal therapy to prevent childhood ear infections
SpritzOM
Lea-Ann Kirkham
1:50 - 2:00 PM
A First-in-class agent targeting arterial blockage for enhanced blood circulation
Atherid: Novel Lipid Lowering Technology
Juliana Hamzah
2:00 - 2:10 PM
A “Solution” for Treatment of Agitated Delirium 
Reliis
Kerryn Garrett
2:10 - 2:20 PM
INDUSTRY SPEAKER - Why and how to collaborate with CSL?
CSL
Christopher Alma
2:20 - 2:30 PM
Setonix Pharmaceuticals: precision immuno-oncology
Setonix
Joost Lesterhuis
2:30 - 2:40 PM
PearlBone™ - Converting the Western Australian mother-of-pearl into natural bone material for human implants
Marine Biomed
Rui Ruan
2:40 - 2:50 PM
Targeting protein stabilisers in disease
Curtin University
Pieter Eichhorn
2:50 - 3:00 PM
INDUSTRY SPEAKER - An independent group committed to therapeutic progress to serve patient needs
Servier
Maryann Rakopoulos
3:00 - 3:10 PM
Developing innovative RNA-based therapeutics for liver cancer
MiReven
Peter Leedman
3:10 - 3:20 PM
Developing Novel Therapies for Respiratory Viral Infections; leading with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
Virex Pharma
Rolee Kumar
3:30 - 4:15 PM
AFTERNOON TEA

Devices and Diagnostics

4:15 - 4:25 PM
INDUSTRY SPEAKER - Creating Meaningful MedTech Ventures
IDE Group
Leah Trend
4:25 - 4:35 PM
Same-day antimicrobial susceptibility tests to optimise treatment for bloodstream infections
Cytophenix
Kieran Mulroney
4:35 - 4:45 PM
Right vein, first time, every time
VeinTech
Nikhilesh Bappoo
4:45 - 4:55 PM
OcuLinx™ A portable hand-held device for non-invasive measurement of intracranial pressure via the eye
Lions Eye Institute
Rob Gallagher
4:55 - 5:05 PM
SPACE TO RUN OVER
5:05 - 7:00 PM
DAY 1 CLOSE AND NETWORKING EVENT
23FebAM

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Day 2

Morning

Medicine and Health

22

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22

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23

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Opening

08:00 - 08:30 am
NA
Registration and Welcome Coffee
08:30 - 08:40 AM
Tobias Schoep
Opening

Devices and Diagnostics

8:40 - 8:50 AM
INDUSTRY SPEAKER - Proto Axiom: Biotech Incubator and Investor
ProtoAxiom
Hugh McGonagle
8:50 - 9:00 AM
Bioengineering the Next Generation 3D-Printed Polymeric Heart Valve
Corametix Pty Ltd
TBA
Elena Juan Pardo
9:00 - 9:10 AM
Taking the Fuss out of Puss
Inova Medical
Emma Thame
9:10 - 9:20 AM
Automated assessment of abdominal aortic calcification
Edith Cowan University
Joshua Lewis
9:20 - 9:30 AM
INDUSTRY SPEAKER - How IP Group invests in Life Sciences
IP Group
Jesse Toe
9:30 - 9:40 AM
Insulin Screening and Digital Health integration
Metabolica
Craig Fisher
9:40 - 9:50 AM
A new paradigm of care in management of chronic ear infections
Earflo
TBA
Intan Oldakowska
9:50 - 10:00 AM
Precision RNA medicines to treat inherited rare and acquired diseases
Progenis
Rakesh Naduvile Veedu
10:00 - 10:10 AM
Nano-Gold - The Future of Oral Health
Eikonic
Ingrid Rodriguez
10:10 - 10:20 AM
Topic TBA
Neurotologix
Kate Lewkowski 
10:20 - 10:30 AM
SPACE TO RUN OVER
10:30 - 11:15 AM
MORNING TEA

Digital Health

11:15 - 11:25 AM
INDUSTRY SPEAKER - Cytiva – Collaborating to grow the Biotech ecosystem
Cytiva
Jon Ince
11:25 - 11:35 AM
Smarter. Faster. Safer Virtual Care
Agili8 Pty Ltd
Esther Oh
11:35 - 11:45 AM
Mapping Heart Health
Lubdub
Sharath Sriram
11:45 - 11:55 AM
Setting the standard for patient doctor
communication at discharge
What the Doctor Said
What the Doctor Said
Sarah Doyle
11:55 - 12:05 PM
Globesity and Metabolism: A 2024 Innovation Update
Metabolic Health Solutions
John Wright
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Day 2 Afternoon

Medicine and Health

22

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22

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23

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 Enabling Technologies and Others

12:05 - 12:15 PM
INDUSTRY SPEAKER - Invested in the Next Generation of Medical Innovation
Brandon Capital
Helga Mikkelsen
12:15 - 12:25 PM
HELITOPE® - a precision diagnostic for gastric cancer prevention
Biotome
Alma Fulurija
12:25 - 12:35 PM
A New Ocular Drug Delivery System for RNA Therapeutics
Curtin University
Hani Al-salami
12:35 - 12:45 PM
A Microfluidic Plasma Separator to enable health monitoring at home or in the field
UWA
Peter Arthur
12:45 - 12:55 PM
SPACE TO RUN OVER
12:55 - 1:05 PM
CLOSING OF PROCEEDINGS

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