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VPTN facilities supporting Medtech 2015

Dr Gerard Gibbs from The Victorian Platform Technologies Network (VPTN) will present at the Victorian Government briefing to open the AusMedTech conference in Melbourne on 29-30 April. Dr Gibbs will introduce the VPTN’s reason-for-being and the breadth of resources in network to support the development of medical technologies.

First published: 23/04/2015

Updated at: 22/04/2015 at 5:11 pm

Forty four percent of the companies in the Australian medical technologies sector earn less than $200,000 per year (ABS, 2007-2011). The market composition demonstrates the emergence of new companies active in the exciting med-tech sector building upon the outstanding and pioneering successes of companies such as Cochlear.

The early stage nature of many of these companies means the capital expenditure to purchase equipment to facilitate the development of their product, cannot be justified. And this is why the VPTN exists.

Facilities that are members of the VPTN are housed within leading research organisations and institutions across Victoria. The facilities support primary research and teaching activities of the research organisation. However, as a VPTN member, these facilities have an open access policy and are commercially-oriented which means researchers and any size business can utilise their resources.

Medical technologies is a broad area comprising of implantable devices and mobile apps to big data analytics. To this point, VPTN member facilities span the breadth of technologies from surgery procedure rooms to software developers and  supercomputers.

With an intimate understanding of the capabilities across the VPTN, Dr Gerard Gibbs will present the latest drivers for medical technologies showcasing SmartStent at MedTech’s State Government briefing session.

So register free for the Digital Health forum to see VPTN’s presentation at Vic Gov briefing session.

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