Trajan Scientific and Medical has announced the opening of a new Business Unit - Instruments, Sensors and Devices, to be located at the University of Adelaide’s Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS).
The company said that, along with new capabilities for that site such as glass modification and extrusion, the new Business Unit will have global responsibilities for new devices such as the recently revealed hemaPEN for dried blood spot sampling.
This announcement comes just two months after the announcement of Trajan’s strategic collaboration with the University of Adelaide, supported by the South Australian Government.
The collaboration involves the creation of the IPAS R&D and manufacturing hub based on a new generation of specialty glass products for the global science and medical equipment market.
Chief Executive Officer of Trajan, Stephen Tomisich, said the company’s new Instruments, Sensors and Devices Business Unit marks another milestone in its development.
“The opening of the Instruments, Sensors and Devices Business Unit is a significant milestone for Trajan as we expand our footprint from our historical manufacturing hub in Melbourne, Victoria. The combination of the location in Adelaide, the collaboration with IPAS and the University, and the expansion of technical capabilities puts us in a strong position to realize our vision of enriching wellbeing,” said Mr Tomisich.
Dr Anne Collins will be the General Manager of the Instruments, Sensors and Devices Business Unit. Dr Collins, who has a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from the University College London and an MBA from the University of Adelaide, possesses more than 20 years international experience in the pharmaceutical and life science industry. She will be supported by Principal Scientist (Photonics), Dr Herbert Foo.
“Our vision is to develop and commercialise such products in to global health, food and environmental markets, underpinned by rigorous science and excellence in product development and manufacture,” said Dr Collins.
Trajan’s goal is for the hub to become a global center of excellence for sensing and device technologies.