Medical Technology

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Some of our success stories

Cancer therapy advocacy group

Civic was the driving force behind a national advocacy campaign to secure increased funding for the treatments of one of the nation’s most common life-threatening diseases in the lead-up to the 2019 federal election.

The relentless advocacy of medical practitioners, patient advocates and local communities, supported by Civic, helped secure tens of millions of dollars to build treatment centres in locations across regional Australia.

Following the re-election of the Government, ongoing engagement with communities, doctors and members of parliament continued to help raise awareness of the benefits of therapy and reinforce the essential role it plays.

Australian medical 3D printer innovator

Australia’s first and only large-scale manufacturer of customised 3D printed medical and healthcare devices was founded in Melbourne in 2016. As an industry first-mover, the company faced the difficulties associated with navigating Australia’s complex regulatory environment.

Civic has provided media relations, industry engagement and regulatory affairs support to the company since its opening, regularly securing speaking engagements at industry events and appearances in industry and national media.

Our strategic engagement and communications advice and guidance helped the company secure regulatory approval for a range of devices, including a 3D-printed swab which was deployed as part of a COVID testing kit.

Medical device manufacturer

Engaged by an Australian medical device manufacturer to position the company as an innovative leader in its field, Civic was tasked with securing a pan-industry campaign supporting R&D Tax Incentive reform to benefit the Australian economy.

A diverse mix of strategic communication services were provided underpinned by a content creation plan that included industry thought leadership pieces, social media and digital content.

Working with industry bodies and partners, the manufacturer created the Australian Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Incentive – a “patent box” tax break to extend the R&D Tax Incentive by incentivising locally held patents linked to local manufacturing.

A communications and engagement strategy that focused on the creation of an AIM Incentive secretariat was implemented, supported by a website, information materials, stakeholder roadshow, media coverage and submissions to state and federal competitiveness and tax reviews. Ultimately securing bi-partisan support for consideration of a patent box-type tax framework to be implemented in Australia – a significant outcome.