Medical Device Partnering Program

Enhancing collaboration for better knowledge transfer

The Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) supports the development of cutting-edge medical devices through unique collaborations between researchers, industry, end-users and government.

The program facilitates the development of medical devices by coordinating the efforts of key stakeholders. It provides a mechanism for the development of prototypes, proof of concept and/or commercialisation planning for potential Australian medical device products. We have a particular focus on finding solutions for clinicians, the ageing and the disabled.

Medical devices provide Australia with the opportunity to position itself in a growing global market, taking advantage of current research and manufacturing capability across the nation.


"The MDPP is possibly the best model for fostering University/Industry collaboration that I have encountered in an Australian University" - Dr Steven Farrugia (Vice President, Technology) - ResMed Ltd

Latest news

Cancer detecting probe to transform surgical outcomes

A cancer detecting probe that can improve clinical outcomes for patients is being brought to clinical trials thanks to assistance from Flinders biomedical engineers supported by State Government funding.

The device – an optical fibre probe that identifies cancerous tissue in real time by measuring pH levels of tissue – helps surgeons precisely remove cancerous tissue while sparing the healthy tissue surrounding it.

A major improvement on current methods, which rely on lab testing of tissue after surgery, it is expected to also improve aesthetic outcomes for patients while significantly reducing revision surgeries.

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