Posted on September 24, 2021
From humble beginnings and with big aspirations, on this day 20 years ago Commercial Eyes was founded and over the last two decades has grown to be the foremost therapeutics commercialisation business in Australia and New Zealand.
The Commercial Eyes name was chosen because it epitomised the company’s reason for being. Quite simply, to commercialise therapeutic goods so that patients and healthcare professionals have access to the medicines and medical technology they need.
Hundreds of thousands of project hours later, Commercial Eyes has become an industry household name, recognised for delivering successful outcomes, consistent lofty standards, excellent staff, and influence.
Today, many hundreds of therapeutics are available, in part due to the splendid work of the Commercial Eyes team. Whether it be the design of a market entry or lifecycle management strategy, the mapping of a patient journey, the design and preparation of a literature based regulatory submission, the writing of a risk management plan, the production of a reimbursement or funding application, the crafting of impactful medical communications, the building of a digital platform for a unique patient access or support program, the answering of thousands of medical enquiries or processing of hundreds of adverse events; true to our ambition, in partnership with over 650 pharmaceutical and medical device companies, Commercial Eyes has made a significant and lasting contribution to the biopharmaceutical and medtech sector of this region.
We have also built a 20-year legacy of championing workplace equality, diversity, flexibility, and community engagement. Commercial Eyes is a place where it has always been ‘normal’ to see women in leadership, where pay equity is a starting position, where colleagues enjoy morning teas and team lunches and their culinary contributions represent a global smorgasbord and a place where staff have always been encouraged to embrace part-time and flexible work arrangements.
Commercial Eyes has always valued diverse industry experience and technical expertise and for many, facilitated a first step into the biopharmaceutical and MedTech sector. Over 20 years, we are very proud to have contributed to our teams’ professional development and provided really interesting and varied job opportunities to over 300 great people.
Through the Commercial Eyes community engagement program, we have generously supported over 30 community partners, with an emphasis on indigenous education and healthcare services. We have cared for the disadvantaged, supported healthcare workers and social programs and assisted thousands of vulnerable people in Australia and beyond.
A big thank you to our staff (past and present), clients, partners, and supporters for contributing to Commercial Eyes’ amazing story and helping us to reach this special milestone!
We look forward to all of you playing a part in shaping our next exciting chapter.
Happy 20th Birthday!