Stem cell advocacy highly commended


Research Australia’s 18th Health and Medical Research Awards have been announced, and AusBiotech congratulates Professor Megan Munsie, Melbourne University, who was recognised for her ongoing advocacy work in stem cells.

The ‘Advocacy Award’ at the Awards ceremony recognises the champions of health and medical research who are raising community awareness and understanding about the importance of health and medical research.

Prof. Munsie has worked in stem cell research for more than 20 years, is an AusBiotech member and a member of the AusBiotech Regenerative Medicine Advisory Group.

Research Australia’s annual black-tie awards are the pinnacle of health and medical research achievement in Australia, and celebrate the outstanding efforts and achievements of individuals and teams who drive and support the opportunities that health and medical innovation bring to each and every one of our lives.

For his work on personalised medicine, Dr Qing Zhong, Children's Medical Research Institute, received a highly commended for the Data Innovation Award by presenter by Gabrielle Upton MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the NSW Premier. This award recognises innovative methods of gathering, making available, processing or interpreting data in a way that advances the sector.

Dr John Parker, Saluda Medical, took out the Frontiers Award, which recognises bold leadership and game-changing innovation. Saluda Medical is a global medical company seeking to transform the neuromodulation industry through pain relief optimisation, by measuring and recording each patient’s unique response to stimulation, and then making millions of real-time adjustments per day to maintain a consistent level of therapy. Saluda Medical contributed to AusBiotech’s joint submission to the Medical Manufacturing Roadmap Consultation, under the coalition of ‘Australian Medical Manufacturing Exporters Coalition’.