Advancing WA-India links across healthcare, medical and life sciences sectors

 Western Australian business, government and health professionals embarked on an Invest and Trade WA-supported 9-day mission across Chennai, Hyderabad, Nashik and Trivandrum in India.

 The mission was led by WA Minister for Health and Mental Health, the Hon. Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA, supported by Invest and Trade Western Australia, and Investment and Trade Commissioner for Western Australia in India-Gulf, Nashid Chowdhury.

 Accompanying the minister was her chief of staff ​Ms Jodie South, A/Assistant Director General, Clinical Excellence Division, Department of Health​, Hon Dr Jagadish (Jags) Krishnan MLA, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier​, and Dr Paddy Ramanathan, Managing Director, Western Medical Group​.

 The health delegation was attended by business delegates from health and life sciences companies, and approximately 10 health professionals from the WA Health system (public and private). This included representatives from North Metropolitan, East Metropolitan and South Metropolitan Health Services, The WA Country Health Service, St John of God Subiaco, as well as Curtin, Edith Cowan and Notre Dame Universities.

Business delegates representing health and life sciences companies including:

  • Peron Institute for Neurological Research and Innovative Technologies
  • Clean and Pure Pty Ltd
  • Triphasic Cardiac Pump Pty Ltd
  • Lions Vision Trials (a division of the Lions Eye Institute)
  • Epichemistry Pty Limited
  • Harjit Kaur
  • Proteomics International Pty Ltd
  • Perdaman
  • Virex Pharma
  • East Metropolitan Health Service
  • Adarsh Australia


 This mission’s primary purpose was to promote WA as a destination to skilled health workers in India, and to establish and strengthen WA-India links—particularly in the healthcare, medical, and life sciences sectors.

 The mission also served to highlight WA’s initiatives and successes in health & life sciences, and to further investment, joint ventures and collaboration opportunities between India and WA.​

 "This mission will be beneficial for both Western Australia and India, with a chance to showcase our internationally recognised research base and entrepreneurial talent," said Hon. Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA


 Minister Sanderson delivered keynote speeches at BioAsia 2024 - the 21st edition of the premier life sciences and healthcare forum in Asia, and at Umagine Chennai 2024, a global technology, entrepreneurship and skills summit.

 Also on the agenda were 4 health skilling symposiums to promote WA as a place to live and work, highlight jobs available in the WA health industry and promote the Government support available to help skilled migrants relocate.

 The mission facilitated visits to hospitals and training hospitals, roundtables, as well as events and one-to-one engagements with key Government and industry leaders in healthcare. The Minister also led a health skilling and business delegation which included representatives from Invest and Trade WA and WA Health.

 To find out more about trade and investment opportunities between Western Australia and India, reach out to the Invest and Trade WA team at

Published on: 14 March 2024

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