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


MDPP to deliver new Medical Technologies Program

Formally announced in August 2013, the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) has received funding for the next three years from the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE) to facilitate the delivery of the Manufacturing Works, Medical Technologies Program.

Under the Medical Technologies Program, companies, commercial enterprises or an individual who agrees to form such an entity, with a current or proposed connection to South Australia, can benefit from R&D assistance through the MDPP.

View the MTP selection criteria to find out if you might be eligible. 

Are you interested in submitting a new innovation?

Applications are now open.

For more information email mdpp@flinders.edu.au.

Register your medical device, problem or idea

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 Watch this video to learn more about the MDPP and hear one example of how the MDPP assisted South Australian company NVT Systems Pty Ltd to develop a new product for their portfolio.

Latest news

10 July 2015

SA device removing need for x-rays released to international acclaim

A South Australian orthopaedic device which removes the need for multiple x-rays when fixing bone fractures has received international acclaim from orthopaedic surgeons throughout the world.

The Ezy-Aim Electronic Digital Targeting System - developed by Adelaide-based orthopaedics company Austofix, with assistance from Flinders University's Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) - provides surgeons with an effective device to assist them during the insertion of nails and screws when fixing bone fractures. 

Click here to download the full  Media Release - New SA X-ray technology receives international acclaim (PDF 115KB)

 

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