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Show Me The Medtech: the evolution of an ecosystem (local attendees)

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Join TechInSA and Health Industries South Australia at a breakfast event on the evolution of the South Australian medtech ecosystem.

Hosted by Marco Baccanti (Chief Executive, Health Industries South Australia) and Joe Thorp (Chief Executive, TechInSA), the event is part of the 2018 AusMedtech Conference. A limited number of seats have been opened up for local attendees, so don't miss your chance to be part of AusMedtech 2018 and hear how South Australia is quickly evolving into an international medtech destination of choice.

A feature of the event will be a panel discussion facilitated by Dr Judy Halliday, Director Industry Development, TechInSA. Panelists include key representatives from the South Australian medtech industrial and academic sector, who will discuss how the South Australian medtech sector has evolved into the connected sector it is today, along with outlining their organisation's role within the medtech ecosystem and highlighting the State's medtech interconnectedness, opportunities and capabilities.

This breakfast session is free to AusMedtech delegates, however, registration via this page is essential for entry to this event.


Panelist Biographies

Dr Judy Halliday (Facilitator), TechInSA.
Dr Judy Halliday is the Director, Industry Development at TechInSA.

Judy has more than 25 years’ experience in technology commercialization and innovation as an inventor, founder, investor, academic and industry professional. Judy joined TechInSA in September 2016 after nearly ten years at UniQuest Pty Ltd. Prior to joining UniQuest she was a senior executive at Alchemia Limited, an ASX listed Biotech Company. She has published in academic peer reviewed journals and has been a successful applicant in competitive grant programs as both an academic researcher and as an industry partner. Judy is an inventor on granted patents and has been involved in raising millions of dollars for multiple startup companies. She has negotiated multi-million dollar licensing transactions and collaboration agreements in the commercialization of early stage technologies. Judy has been a non-executive director of startup companies including Aussie Colours Pty Ltd, Nexgen Plants Pty Ltd, Q-Sera Pty Ltd, QUE Oncology, Inc, GRW Pty Ltd and Dendrimed Pty Ltd and a member nominated Director of the Australian Society for Medical Research. She has been a member of venture fund investment committees for the Medical Research Commercialization Fund and Uniseed.


Dr Andrew Gooley, Trajan Scientific & Medical.
Dr Andrew Gooley is the Chief Scientific Officer for Trajan Scientific & Medical with over 35 years of experience in R&D in both the academic and private sector. Andrew is responsible for the overall science and technology strategy for the Trajan group with a focus on the development of new and emerging technologies that enable the end user to perform improved analytical measurements. Andrew has adopted a holistic and diverse approach to address how Trajan might better translate the Australian publicly funded research into commercial outcomes by leading a number of initiatives through flexible and innovative approaches to academic collaboration. Andrew has a diverse field of expertise across biotechnology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, device fabrication and product development and supports the development of the organisation’s intellectual property portfolio.

With support from the South Australian Government, Trajan established its Microsampling business in Adelaide in 2015 as part of a strategic collaboration with the University of Adelaide’s Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, before going on to form Trajan Nutrition with Professors Maria Makrides and Robert Gibson in 2017. Together, Trajan, University of Adelaide and SAHMRI are collaborating to improve healthcare outcomes and revolutionise point-of-care services.


Professor Karen Reynolds, Medical Device Research Institute.
Professor Karen Reynolds is Director of the Medical Device Research Institute (MDRI) and the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) as well as Dean (Research) of the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University.

The MDPP was established by Karen as an innovative and highly-successful initiative which harnesses university expertise to help companies or inventors looking to develop cutting-edge medical devices bring their products to market. The program has energised the medical technology industry in South Australia by encouraging and facilitating partnerships between medical researchers and South Australian manufacturers.

Karen is considered one of Australia’s leading researchers in the fields of biomechanical modelling, simulation for medical training, and smart instrumentation for medicine and surgery. Recognised for her outstanding contributions Karen became an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia, was named one of Zonta Club of Adelaide’s Women of Achievement for 2017, awarded Engineers Australia’s David Dewhurst Award in 2016, South Australian Scientist of the Year 2012, elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences in 2011, and awarded Australian Professional Engineer of the Year in 2010. In 2012 Karen was awarded the Flinders University inaugural title of Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor for her extensive achievements across the fields of teaching, research and leadership.

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