Premier singles out Snoretox in Breakthrough Victoria Funding Announcement

June 2022.

Snoretox was today singled out in the announcement by Premier Dan Andrews and Treasurer Tim Pallas of $100 million for the Breakthrough Victoria – University Innovation Platform. 

Snoretox is another example of a company commercialising RMIT-developed technology – a novel muscle toning toxin-based therapeutic for treating sleep apnea and snoring, as well as a range of other weak muscle conditions such as incontinence.

Breakthrough Victoria is backing great ideas that will save lives, change the way we live and provide jobs for the generations that will follow us.

Snoretox Awarded “Barrier to Innovation” Waiver by the FDA CVM (USA Federal Drug Agency).

Innovative Australian Drug receives Break-through Therapy “Barrier to Innovation” Waiver by the FDA CVM  (USA Federal Drug Agency).

The FDA CVM is the FDA’s veterinarian department.

The assessment criteria are

  • Innovation: a drug must be highly innovative, novel, a medical break-through.
  • Efficacy: Is there sufficient information for proof of concept in a validated in vitro system or in the target animal or an animal model of the target animal (e.g., laboratory rodent species)?
  • Small-Medium Company: Is the company below $20 million in market size.


We were able to satisfy the criteria and examiners with a detailed application outlining the scientific evidence, they do not give these out lightly.

This success adds serious credibility to our dealings with the government, regulators and the market.

I would like to thank our USA FDA CVM Consultants Schafer and Associates for all their assistance and guidance to date.

a/Prof Anthony Sasse,

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