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Life Sciences Queensland Ltd

LSQ is an opportunity for industry stakeholders to come together and cooperate to grow their businesses and help create a dynamic, internationally competitive and sustainable life sciences industry in Queensland, Australia. LSQ is helping to shape the strategic direction of the industry in the State and influence public policy. We also provide members with tools, services, market intelligence and access to an international network of life sciences organisations with the aim of identifying new business opportunities and accelerating business growth. 

In a broader sense, LSQ is working to enhance Queensland’s national and international reputation as a centre of commercial and research excellence in life sciences. LSQ is an industry-led vehicle, which promotes and supports all segments of the Queensland life sciences industry. LSQ engages the full spectrum of the Queensland life sciences industry, to assist the growth of individual organisations and industry segments, and to build the profile, capacity and capability of the sector to help ensure long term economic, social and environmental benefits to Queensland and its members.

The primary objectives of LSQ are to: 

  • Develop the industry by supporting local industry forums and providing members with tools to accelerate their business growth.
  • Create new business opportunities for members through market outreach (e.g. business development services, event management, a co-ordinated approach to international business meetings) that members cannot readily or cost-effectively achieve on their own.  
  • Play a leading role in influencing public policy so as to help ensure sustainable growth of the Queensland Life Science Industry.

Sub-sectors that are illustrative of the Australian life science industry include:

  • Human Healthcare (pharmaceuticals or drug discovery, complementary medicines, functional foods/beverages, medical devices and diagnostics),
  • Animal Health,
  • Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology,
  • Marine Biotechnology and
  • Industrial Biotechnology, including Bio-mining and Bio-energy.