A major medical device maker to establish $ 13.8 million facility in Maryborough and create up to 194 local jobs through the Palaszczuk government’s $ 150 million Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund.
Maryborough MP Bruce Saunders said Analytica’s decision to locate its manufacturing and call center business in Maryborough will provide a huge boost to the local economy.
“Analytica is a Queensland company dedicated to the design, development and supply of Class I and II medical devices,” said Mr. Saunders.
“This is a big win for Maryborough and our local manufacturing sector as Analytica is currently outsourcing manufacturing services to interstate companies.
“Nearly 200 new jobs will be created locally over five years, with roles in the facility to include technicians and trades, sales, office and administrative workers, machine operators and laborers.
“This decision is a vote of confidence in our community and our economy, and further proof that Queensland’s COVID-19 economic stimulus package is working. ”
Analytica’s flagship product is the PeriCoach system, an online health treatment for one in three women worldwide who experience urinary incontinence after pregnancy or in old age.
The women’s health product is designed to help new mothers rehabilitate their pelvic floor muscles through exercise, and is unique in its ability to link exercise in a smartphone app to patient support clinicians.
Treasurer and Investment Minister Cameron Dick said the global home health market is booming and the Palaszczuk government is focused on helping Queensland businesses capitalize on the activity.
“With Analytica securing patents and clearances to market PeriCoach from health and therapeutics agencies in Australia, the United States and Europe, the export opportunities are significant,” Mr. Dick said.
“Our government will continue to facilitate investments in the biomedical and advanced manufacturing sectors, and we are delighted to support Analytica as they expand in Queensland.
Analytica President Dr Michael Monsour said there is significant market demand for devices to treat a number of conditions, including stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, and that devices such as the PeriCoach offer significant advantages.
“Our product includes a device, a web portal and a smartphone app, and brings comprehensive commentary-based treatment to the privacy and convenience of home,” said Dr. Monsour.
“Women can also provide access to their GP to monitor their progress remotely.
“We are delighted to establish our head office, manufacturing operations and call centers in Maryborough.
“We are looking to secure a facility that we can fit out to our specifications within the next six months. ”
It is proposed that Analytica’s facilities include a factory, warehouses, call center, data center and offices.
Manufacturing capabilities will be developed over time with the proposed final steps to mold the plastic and silicone components for the device and the printed circuit boards to be manufactured.
Mr Dick said Analytica’s operations would build further on Queensland’s growing reputation as an innovative and globally competitive biomedical manufacturing center.
“Queensland is at the forefront of technological innovation,” he said.
“By helping companies like Analytica take the next step and grow locally, we will usher in a new era of opportunity for our state. ”
Learn more about the government of Palaszczuk Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund.