Roche–ANDHealth partnership to drive digital health industry growth

Friday, 25 June, 2021

Roche–ANDHealth partnership to drive digital health industry growth

Roche Australia has joined ANDHealth’s cooperative digital health commercialisation initiative to support the development and growth of Australia’s digital health ecosystem.

Local support for innovation, significant investment in digital health infrastructure and successful management of the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented opportunity to deliver a robust, sustainable digital health industry. However, the industry is hampered by commercialisation challenges including access to capital, customers and expertise. ANDHealth’s partnership with Roche will provide Australian digital health entrepreneurs and innovators with access to world-class skills and expertise to meet these challenges.

“The partnership with Roche is a key milestone in enabling us to achieve our vision of creating a world-leading, integrated ecosystem for the development, commercialisation and implementation of evidence-based digital health technologies in Australia,” ANDHealth CEO Bronwyn Le Grice said.

“The relationship between our two organisations further strengthens the ANDHealth model of support for the growth and maturation of Australia’s digital health industry — growth that will deliver highly skilled jobs, create economic opportunity and deliver better health outcomes for all Australians,” she said.

With global expertise in research-focused health care, and combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, Roche joins ANDHealth as a corporate member. Roche ranks among the top investors in research and development worldwide, across all sectors, reflecting its commitment to innovation and science.

Roche Australia Futures Community Lead Stefan Plattner said the partnership with ANDHealth supports the group’s aim to deliver three to five times more patient benefits over the next decade, at 50% less cost to society.

“As a pioneer in health care we are committed to driving groundbreaking scientific and technological advances that have the potential to transform the lives of patients worldwide. But we can’t accomplish this on our own. Only by partnering with the brightest minds from diverse backgrounds can we serve the needs of patients.”

Le Grice added, “We look forward to working with Roche and other key industry leaders who are part of our corporate member network in building a strong digital health industry in Australia that is the foundation of a truly modern healthcare system, providing care to those who need it, whenever they need it, wherever they are.”

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