Victorians will soon have access to ground-breaking technology that will make blood tests less painful and more efficient thanks to a huge expansion of global medical technology company Trajan in Melbourne’s east.

Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula visited Trajan Scientific and Medical in Ringwood on 17 April to confirm the expansion of the facility, which will create 40 new jobs and upskill an additional 30 employees.

Support from the Victorian Government helped to secure the investment by the leading medical instrument manufacturer in Victoria.

“Trajan’s choice to further develop its global HQ in Melbourne and expand its local manufacturing capability will strengthen Victoria’s global reputation as a thriving hub for biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.” Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade, Martin Pakula

Trajan is a homegrown developer and manufacturer of world-class scientific and medical devices including the hemaPEN, which promises to revolutionise blood testing by using a small pinprick to collect a single drop of blood, making blood tests less traumatic and more convenient.

Trajan currently has operations in Australia, America, Europe and Asia, and customers in more than 100 countries.

The decision to maintain and grow their global HQ in Melbourne is testament to the medical technologies sector in Victoria supporting companies from startup to multinational exporter.

Founded in Melbourne in 2011, Trajan currently employs around 430 people globally. Victoria is home to 42 per cent of ASX-listed medical technology and pharmaceutical companies with a combined worth of more than A$104 billion, which amounts to more than 60 per cent of the nation’s total.

This investment complements Trajan’s other centers of excellence, including unique polymer tubing extrusion operations in San Diego, USA; polymer production in Bethel, USA; glass manufacturing of analytical syringes and inlet liners in Penang, Malaysia, as well as Austin, USA.

Victoria has a global reputation as a growing life sciences leader and the Victorian Government is actively backing this sector to create jobs and play a substantial role in the future of the state's  economy.