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Minister To Launch Small Business Coalition

Minister To Launch Small Business Coalition

8th Oct 18

Summary —

The Medical Devices Small Business Coalition (MDSBC), a new group of peak bodies that represent small businesses that manufacture and supply innovative medical devices, will be formally launched by the Health Minister on 15 October 2018 at parliament house.

Key Issues For The Dental Industry —

The MDSBC is a grouping of four peak industry associations that have agreed to work together, in a new positive initiative, to advocate for rational Government policy that supports the growth and sustainability of innovative small businesses in the medical devices sector that are essential for ensuring that Australian patients have access to the latest safe and effective treatment options. The peak business organisations that comprise the MDSBC are the:

■  Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA);
■  Assistive Technology Suppliers Australia (ATSA);
■  Australian Medical Manufacturers & Distributors Association (AMMDA); and the
■  Optical Distributors & Manufacturers Association of Australia (ODMA).

The MDSBC will be formally launched on 15 October 2018 at a momentous occasion held at parliament house in Canberra by the Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP. The event will be attended by other Australian Parliamentarians, senior representatives from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), and of course, small businesses that supply and manufacture medical devices.

The attendance by senior Parliamentary and Government leaders underscores the recognition of the MDSBC at the highest levels of government as an important voice for small businesses in the medical devices sector.

While recent reforms undertaken by the TGA make it easier to have devices approved in Australia, there is still more work to be done to cut red-tape for small businesses. Advocating for further red-tape reduction is one of the core priorities of the MDSBC.

Further Information —

For further information about the launch of the Medical Devices Small Business Coalition send an email to or telephone 1300 943 094.

Currency & Disclaimer —

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