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Backing world-leading research into COVID-19 treatments

Published: 23 December 2021

The Victorian Government is backing research into new coronavirus treatments, including a nasal spray medication that envelops the virus and reduces household transmission.

Melbourne lands a new international airline

Published: 20 December 2021

Melbourne Airport is welcoming the first new international airline to commence flights to and from Melbourne since the pandemic.

A new vision for Footscray

Published: 20 December 2021

Footscray’s transformation into a hub for business, enterprise and creativity is taking further shape with the release of the Footscray Opportunity and Directions Paper.

Infectious Disease Institute partners set a new foundation

Published: 16 December 2021

The Victorian Government is working to further safeguard Australia in the fight against coronavirus and future pandemics, by signing the Australian Institute for Infectious Disease (AIID) Foundation Partners Agreement.

Researchers in protective gear looking at microscope

Victoria to become home of mRNA vaccine manufacturing

Published: 15 December 2021

Victoria will become the first place in the Southern Hemisphere to manufacture mRNA vaccines, after the Victorian Government reached an in-principle agreement with the Commonwealth Government and Moderna.

A major win for Victoria’s defence industry

Published: 14 December 2021

Australian military vehicles will be built in the Geelong region by Hanwha Defense Australia under a $1 billion defence contract announced this week – strengthening Victoria’s defence industry capabilities and creating an influx of highly skilled local jobs.

Backing more of our medtech innovators

Published: 14 December 2021

New funding for Victoria’s MedTech entrepreneurs will cement Melbourne’s reputation as a leader in global healthcare innovation.

Manufacturing of world-first medical device bringing jobs and investment home to Victoria

Published: 07 December 2021

Melbourne-based medical technology company Compumedics will locally manufacture its world-first Somfit medial grade wearable monitoring device in Abbotsford, after a decade of manufacturing offshore.

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A bold new agenda to keep Victoria at the forefront of innovation

Published: 01 December 2021

The Victorian Government recently launched a bold new plan to keep Victoria at the forefront of innovation, drive economic growth and create thousands of jobs for generations to come.

Victoria makes Australia’s first mRNA vaccine candidate

Published: 30 November 2021

Victorian scientists and manufacturers have created Australia’s first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate – Australia’s first ever mRNA drug product – in just five months, enabling clinical trials to begin in early 2022.

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