Australia’s premier medtech conference, AusMedtech 2019, has grown into an eventful week with over 550 industry stakeholders, eight days of activities celebrating the medtech sector. AusBiotech is dedicated to showcasing these strengths, and the 2019 conference, and surrounding events, will once again present issues critical to industry.
Australia’s premier medtech conference, AusMedtech 2019, has grown into an eventful week with over 500 industry stakeholders, eight days of activities celebrating the medtech sector. AusBiotech is dedicated to showcasing these strengths, and the 2019 conference, and surrounding events, will once again present issues critical to industry.
AusMedtech 2019 - which starts today - offers an engaging and diverse line up of keynote speakers and knowledgeable panellists; delegates will hear industry experts, and gain insight and commentary on a range of topics both practical and inspirational. It is a chance to connect with like-minded leaders growing the Australian and global medtech industry to ultimately benefit patients around the world. The conference is being held in Melbourne on 14-15 May, in partnership with the Victorian Government.
The pre-conference activities began last Saturday with the BridgeTech Symposium, which aims to up-skill our medtech workforce on commercialisation skills and business acumen. The symposium was attended by over 80 participants from across Australia, and is supported by AusBiotech as a consortium partner of the BridgeTech Programme.
Two pre-conference tours were run with RMIT and BioFab3D. These free tours enabled delegates to see medtech in action – one tour witnessed how the next generation of researchers will become leaders in additive manufacturing, and experienced medtech discoveries such as electronic skin that measures things within and around you, droplets that target lung cancer cells, and capsules you swallow to understand the gut microbiome. The second tour visited Australia's first robotics and biomedical engineering centre, embedded within a hospital, where researchers, clinicians, engineers and industry partners work to build structures that requires repair - such as cartilage, muscle, bone, nerves and organs, and to see a rehabilitation centre that enables researchers to measure human motor learning and decision-making processes in a fully immersive virtual environment.
A full day workshop with Brandwood Biomedical was also run, providing attendees with an overview of the regulatory system in Australia, and what manufacturers need to know to successfully navigate the various requirement.
Following the conference, the TGA – supported by AusBiotech – will be running a ‘Meeting your obligations’ workshop, focused on SMEs to help them navigate the regulatory maze. The workshop includes, but is not limited to, medtech and will help attendees understand their responsibilities at different stages of the regulation process.
ANDHealth’s Winter Summit is also offering attendees the opportunity to deep dive into current global trends, opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs and industry leaders in digital health.
Find out more about AusMedtech 2019, and see the full programme here.