The Warren Centre’s Meditech: 2016 to 2025 and beyond event is an unmissable innovation and networking evening that will illuminate the latest thinking in medical innovation, technology, devices, biomedical engineering and genetic manipulation. Get tickets now!
Medical innovation is evolving rapidly. The application of solutions more aligned with traditional medicine is being challenged by technological innovations in the field of biomedical engineering and genetic manipulation.
The global medical technology market was valued at US$349 billion in 2012 with a forecast growth rate of 4.5%. In Australia the industry has grown significantly since 1990 with a turnover of approximately AU$10.2 billion. Australia has a proud history in medical innovation from the successful establishment of the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories in 1916, to today’s many other global leaders such as ResMed and Cochlear.
From innovations such as the purification of penicillin by Howard Florey to spray on skin and the Gardasil vaccine, Australia has made many globally significant contributions to healthcare.
Australia has a competitive advantage in medical technology industries with increasing growth over the past 20 years, and was identified by the Commonwealth Government as an area of competitive strength. Establishing the first of a series of Growth Centres, the MedTech and Pharma Growth Centre “MTP Connect” will provide an opportunity to further Australia’s competitive advantage.
Meditech: 2016 to 2025 and beyond brings together speakers from Australia’s leading medical innovation organisations. The event will illuminate the latest thinking in medical innovation, technology, devices, biomedical engineering and genetic manipulation.
The panellists are:
- Victor Rodrigues
Chief Software Architect, Cochlear
- Prof Hala Zreiqat
Head of Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Research, University of Sydney
- Prof John Mattick
Executive Director & Lab Head RNA Biology & Plasticity, Garvan Institute
- Kathy Connell
Director New Ventures, J&J Innovations
The event is a 5:30pm arrival for a prompt 6:00pm start. It is hosted at the Charles Perkins Centre, a $385 million purpose-built facility that provides state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching space for more than 1500 undergraduate students, 900 researchers, and higher degree by research students on the University of Sydney campus.
The event will be followed by drinks and canapés with the opportunity to network.