[Music plays and CSIRO logo appears and then images flash through of empty bottles moving, a female in a lab and bottles moving through a machine on a conveyer belt]
Narrator: CSIRO have been a fantastic resource for MDI.
[Image shows the bottles being removed from the conveyer belt and then the camera zooms out to show the bottles moving around in a filling machine and then the image changes to show a female looking at a computer screen]
Being a small company we don’t often have the ability to invest in a lot of research and development.
[Image changes to show the bottles being picked up off the conveyer belt and stacked in a plastic container and then the image changes to show the capped bottles moving over a rolling conveyer belt and then being labelled]
There’s a lot of resources, a lot of equipment that would have to be brought into the four walls here at MDI to be able to support such a large research programme.
[Image changes to show the labelled bottles being inspected and then the image changes to show the narrator talking to the camera in front of Penthrox boxes stacked on shelves]
Penthrox is an analgesic. It’s a fast onsetting pain reliver. It’s been used significantly in the ambulance services in Australia for many years for treating traumatic pain.
[Image changes to show a Penthrox bottle being opened and poured into an inhaler, the inhaler being rubbed between the hands and then the Penthrox being inhaled]
It’s not administered through IV. It’s a non-opiate, so it’s a non-narcotic. It doesn’t have any side effects with regards to ability to be abused.
[Music plays and images move through of Penthrox bottles on a rolling conveyer belt]
We’ve recently sold into the UK
[Camera zooms out to show the machine the bottles are moving through and then the camera zooms in on the bottles dropping off the rolling conveyer belt]
and we’ve also… looking at selling into parts of Europe, particular two countries are France and Belgium.
[Camera zooms out to show the Penthrox bottles moving along a rolling conveyer belt, down a chute and into a plastic box and the camera zooms in on the bottles in the box]
They’re recent markets. We’re looking to open up into 22 other countries in the next 12 months.
[Image changes to show empty bottles being funnelled into a conveyer belt and then the camera zooms in on the empty bottles]
With the international markets coming on board we had to look at options to be able to support that increased capacity
[Image changes to show the outside of a building and then the camera zooms in on a sign: Medical Developments International]
and Scoresby was a site that we looked at very quickly.
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Scoresby allows us to design a purpose built facility for not only the current process but also for the new manufacturing process which we’ve designed with collaboration with the CSIRO
[Image changes to show a sign “Caribbean Park” outside a building and then the image changes to show the inside of the building and the camera pans around the room]
and it also… I guess the footprint is a huge bonus for us as well.
[Camera zooms in on a piece of stainless steel machinery in the room and the camera pans up the machinery]
So, this new facility has been built to not only house the current requirements but then the projected requirements for five or ten years going forward.
[Music plays and the image changes to show the Penthrox manufacturing process and then the camera zooms in on the bottles being filled and capped]
The new process allows us to do it a lot safer.
[Camera zooms out to show the whole process again and then the camera zooms in on bottles being filled one after the other]
It reduces the risk and provides, I think, a quick turnaround.
[Music plays and the camera zooms out to show the bottles moving through the process and then the image changes to show two packaged Penthrox bottles]
We have seen significant increases in product yield.
[Camera zooms out to show a range of Penthrox products]
Also, the product can be scaled quite simply and easily
[Image changes to show a female opening a Penthrox inhaler package and filling the inhaler from a Penthrox bottle, and then rubbing the inhaler between her hands]
without the investment in large equipment.
[Image changes to show a laboratory worker placing a Penthrox bottle in a vice like machine on a bench and then placing a cap on the bottle]
The CSIRO has been in the story of Penthrox since 1999.
[Image changes to show the female removing the bottle and making notes and then the image changes to show the narrator talking to the camera]
During that time they’ve assisted us with many other requirements from an R and D perspective. The support is always there and also, I think having the CSIRO from the early stages of the development of the original process here in Australia,
[Image changes to show a bottle being filled with a syringe and then the camera zooms out to show the male holding the bottle]
they have that familiarity. They know where we are going.
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They are an extension to our own R and D Department. They really do feel like they’re part of the family.
[CSIRO logo and text appears: Australia’s innovation catalyst]