21 December 2010
Prototype clothesline reaches new heights

With advice and assistance from the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP), a group of three Mechanical Engineering students from the University of Adelaide have developed a prototype 'Height Adjustable Clothesline' as part of their final year project.

To read the full article, click here .

 

29 October 2010
MDPP win 2010 TIA Excellence Award  

The Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) won the Service to the Electronics and/or ICT Industry award at the 2010 Technology Industry Association (TIA) Annual Excellence Awards Gala Dinner on Friday 29 October.  Congratulations to all MDPP partners!

To read the full article, click here.

 

22 October 2010
Hitching a lift to market

Makers of medical devices can benefit from expert assistance at any point in a product's path to market, as the inventors of StaminaLift can attest.

The Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP), based at Flinders University, has brought together groups of researchers to help the local company by independently validating the effectiveness of their powered bed mover.

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21 September 2010
Re-Time glasses looking good with MDPP help

Moving from prototype to production can be a long and expensive exercise, particularly in the medical device industry.  But with the right expertise on side, this process can be made easier.

The Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) has helped local company, Re-Time Pty Ltd, with a low cost market entry product that utilises existing safety glasses and incorporates new electronics.

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13 September 2010
'War Stories - Lessons Learnt'

The MDPP networking breakfast, 'War Stories - Lessons Learnt' was held at the BioInnovation SA, Incubator Conference Centre on Monday 13 September 2010.

Guest speakers included;

  • Mr Stewart Bartlett, Signostics Limited
  • Ms Ann Angel, RianCorp Pty Ltd (download a PDF copy of this presentation RianCorp_Product Developement (PDF 410KB) )
  • Dr Meera Verma, Hospira Adelaide Pty Ltd

The event provided a unique opportunity to listen and learn from some successful companies who revealed the obstacles they have endured on their road to success.

 

Karen Reynolds with award MDPP Director, Karen Reynolds wins SA Professional Engineer of the Year

Professor Karen Reynolds was named South Australia's Professional Engineer of the Year for 2010, at the SA Engineering Excellence Awards dinner on Friday 10 September. 

The Professional Engineer of the Year award acknowledges a professional engineer who has reached a high level of achievement and involvement in engineering and community affairs and who is an example of outstanding engineering practice, ethics and contribution to the community. 

To read the full article click here.   

 

MDPP finalists in the 2010 SA Science Excellence Awards!

Congratulations to the Medical Device Partnering Program, finalists in Excellence in Research Collaboration, SA Science Excellence Awards.  It is fantastic to see this relatively young program recognised for encouraging closer links between industry, researchers and the community.

The award winners were announced at the Gala Dinner on Friday 13 August, Hilton Adelaide.

Click here for more information about the awards. 

The MDPP would like to thank our partners once again for their support and contributions to the program.  

  

22 June 2010
'Medical Device Service Provider Forum' - free networking breakfast

The MDPP held a 'Medical Device Service Provider Forum' and free networking breakfast on Tuesday 22 June 2010.

A number of South Australian service providers where invited to present a quick 1 minute overview of their company offering and 'special offers' to MDPP participants.  Attendees were able to discuss their specific needs with the service providers during the networking session.  This 'one-stop-shop' introductory session allowed attendees to learn more about how they can improve their business operation, product design and manufacture, intellectual property and regulatory requirements.

Refer to our 'resources' page for a list of services providers who also provide a 'special offer' to MDPP participants.

  

03 May 2010 Medical devices on the move  

  

18 February 2010
'Leveraging Assistance - Maximise Your Investment' - free networking breakfast

The MDPP event 'Leveraging Assistance - Maximise Your Investment' was held at the Incubator Conference Centre on Thursday 18th February 2010.

This free breakfast allowed attendees to network with a variety of industry contacts and learn more about the different grant and funding opportunities specifically available to the medical device industry. 

Presentations included;

 Thank you to the presenters and to all who attended the event. Stay tuned for details about the next MDPP event!