The NSW Government has committed funding for the next 4 years to develop the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. One of the initiatives to achieve this will be the NSW Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program (MDCTP) and funding to start businesses, explore international engagement and participate in overseas fellowships.
This unique career development opportunity focuses on medical device development and commercialisation. The program fulfils a commitment to build medical device commercialisation capacity in NSW. It contributes to the discovery and application of new treatments and diagnostic techniques to improve patient outcomes.
The program is aimed at post-doctoral researchers and clinicians, doctoral, PhD and Masters candidates completing their degree this year, however promising candidates earlier in the career will be considered. Candidates must be based in NSW and have an interest in the development of medical devices. Ideally, candidates will have access to intellectual property of their own or belonging to their institution or company, and a track record of accomplishment and publication in their field.
2016 Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program Tender
The Office for Health and Medical Research (OHMR) is seeking an experienced service provider(s) to develop commercialisation skills in medical devices in NSW-based researchers for the next 4 years. Applicants to the tender will deliver the Medical Devices Commercialisation Training Program (MDCTP). The MDCTP will facilitate the development of commercialisation skills among participating NSW-based researchers. The MDCTP will also prepare and screen eligible early career research for possible entry into a 2-year NSW-QB3 Medical Devices Fellowship Program at the QB3 California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, and determine eligibility for post MDCTP awards and initiatives.
The successful applicant will be a suitably qualified service provider who will design, deliver and manage the Medical Devices Commercialisation Training Program (MDCTP) and post MDCTP awards.
Further information can be found: NSW e Tendering - Medical Devices Commercialisation Training Program
NSW Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program 2015
2015 Graduates of the NSW Medical Device Commercialisation Program
In 2015, following the NSW Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program four members of the graduating class with scholarships to further develop their research:
- Professor Stephanie Watson, Kleer-i - $50,000 in seed funding for the Kleer-i patch, a sutureless wound sealing device for cataract surgery;
- Dr David Yeo, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - $25,000 in seed funding for Pivot Sphincterotome, a procedure for the management of bile duct pathology;
- Dr Dharmica Mistry, BCAL Diagnostics Pty Ltd - $10,000 international engagement scholarship for higher accuracy breast imaging and screening tests;
- Dr Robert Gorkin, University of Wollongong - $10,000 international engagement scholarship for new condoms utilising an advanced hydrogel material with anti-STI agents.
2014 Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program
2014 Graduates of the NSW Medical Device Commercialisation Program
In 2014, following the NSW Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program, two candidates were selected to participate in the prestigious two year NSW-QB3 Rosenman Scholar Program in San Francisco.
2014 candidates for the NSW-QB3 Rosenman Institute Program were:
- Dr Sheridan Gho, University of Wollongong
- Dr Michael Weaver, University of Wollongong
For further information please visit the Rosenman Institute at the University of California.