Hon Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Commerce; Science.
The global headquarters of Artrya were officially opened in Perth on August 4 by Western Australia’s Deputy Premier, the Honourable Roger Cook.
The opening was attended by more than 60 investors, partners, staff, other guests and media representatives.
Speakers at the event included the Deputy Premier, Western Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Peter Klinken and Artrya Managing Director John Barrington.
Mr Barrington told the gathering that saving lives was central to Artrya’s purpose and that the company was born out an idea he and co-founder John Konstantopoulos could not stop thinking about.
That idea was to use “artificial intelligence and machine learning to help clinicians diagnose heart disease.”
“We are most proud that our idea was sowed and nurtured here in Perth and is now being shared with the world,’’ he said.
Mr Barrington said Artrya has staff in Sydney and Melbourne, London, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Scottsdale Arizona and New York.
He revealed his desire for the West Perth headquarters to be used for collaboration and further technology industry development.
The Deputy Premier said establishing a Perth base office is a testament to Artrya’s achievements, and praised the company for continuing to expand its global footprint.
“I’m pleased to help shine a light on fantastic, emerging businesses such as Artrya, which are being generated from our outstanding health and research sectors,’’ he said.
“Perth is emerging as one of Australia’s top life sciences hubs and is home to some of the world’s best and brightest health and medical researchers and innovators working to solve some of the biggest health challenges of our era,’’ he said.
The Deputy Premier officially unveiled the opening plaque in the Artrya foyer.
Following the opening in the morning an evening cocktail function was attended by over 40 people.