Health and medical devices

South Australia is known for its expertise in wound healing, reproductive health, plant genomics, and viticulture.

With decades of experience in automotive manufacturing and a solid supply chain South Australia is emerging as a technology hub for medical devices and pharmaceuticals, with high growth, innovative companies exporting to global markets.

Our products include ultra-lightweight medical x-ray units (the first carbon nanotube-powered x-ray system in the world), laser, ultrasound equipment, micromanipulation pipettes, genetically-engineered biologic medicines and more.

Our proximity to Asia and free trade agreements with Japan, Korea, Malaysia and China make South Australia an ideal location for expanding your export business into the Asian market.

In South Australia, you’ll find:

  • Adelaide’s A$3.6 billion BioMed City – one of the largest life science infrastructure clusters in the southern hemisphere
  • 45% cash back for R&D – including clinical trials, analytics and drug manufacturing
  • clinical trial ethics approval in an average of 6 weeks and compliancy with the US, Canadian, European and Japanese drug regulatory bodies
  • Flinders University’s Medical Device Research Institute – linking research and industry
  • Tonsley – a hi-tech manufacturing hub for startups, SMEs and global companies
  • nutrition and nutraceutical opportunities – with local expertise in extraction, purification, production and packaging
  • digital healthcare opportunities – with 14 million anonymised digital records available for your company’s research


Life Whisperer is an innovative company that is using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify viable embryos and assist couples to have children through IVF. The UK has a large and reputable IVF market, and provides a great gateway to the broader European IVF market. The Office of the Agent General, Government of South Australia provided valuable support for Life Whisperer’s first UK visit. They organised meetings with IVF clinics and regulatory associations to both understand the UK market, and to form crucial clinical and research partnerships and trials. The Office also organised meetings with potential investors. The Life Whisperer team greatly appreciates the support provided by the OAG, which ensured our UK trip was a great success, and has opened up the UK and European market as part of our global expansion plans.

Dr Michelle Perugini, Co-Founder & Managing Director for Life Whisperer

Gemma Kilby
Trade and Communications Manager
+44 (0) 20 7520 9107