14 November 2022, Springfield Central, Queensland

Southern RNA had an exciting day opening the doors to Minister Husic. The Minister for Industry and Science used the occasion to announce that the Budget included $12.6 million to support Cytiva’s Springfield BioPark Australia project in Ipswich.

Minister Husic and Federal Member for Blair Shayne Neumann speak to the media outside Southern RNA

Minister Husic said the investment would support jobs and help industry secure domestic supply chains, clinical trials, and research and development. Federal Member for Blair Shayne Neumann said he was delighted the Albanese Government’s first Budget delivered on the commitment to the Springfield BioPark project. 

“This investment will boost advanced manufacturing of critical therapies and vaccines here in Ipswich, supporting local jobs. 

“The Springfield BioPark will be a real game-changer with so many benefits for Ipswich and Queensland,” Mr Neumann said.

Southern RNA is proud to call the Bio Park home for their new state of the art R&D lab where they will spend the next few months transfering technology and IP form their Canadian Partner, Northern RNA in Calgary Alberta. Southern RNA will expand further into the Bio Park in 2023 with scaled manufacting capability to provide Australian Soverign mRNA capabilty.