Director Adam Meehan has just returned from the Medical Technology Association of Australia Conference in Sydney and was very encouraged by the industry and government leadership, particularly focused on new healthcare solutions, manufacturing, and commercialisation pathways for smaller innovative players in the space.
Conference highlights included:
- Michael McQueen’s Keynote Address
How smart leaders and organisations re-invent themselves before change forces them to - insightful and stark reminder about the rapidly changing landscape of innovation and the threat of new entrants coming in from left field.
- Hon. Craig Laundy MP, SMEs and innovation for MedTech
a passionate, frank and refreshing speech from the federal MP who is excited and looking to take the necessary risks to move Australia’s industry forward
- Roman Greifeneder on Towards Advanced Manufacturing
MedTech central to a transitioning economy spoke of the importance of people, particularly the under-supply in the med tech engineering talent pipeline and the challenges this poses, as well as the razor thin gap between a successful launch and being too late to the plate with novel devices.
- Women in MedTech
with industry leaders Rebecca Cortiula, Tanja Brycker, and Philippa Lewis had a frank discussion, grounded in personal experience and evidence, about the challenges of equal pay, retention, and rising to the top. While the speakers each reflected that they had a largely unobscured pathways to leadership, the glass ceiling and gender pay gap remains and cannot be ignored.
We are currently working on a Phase 1 novel device trial in Melbourne and looking forward to working on similar projects in the near future. We also anticipate that our registry software solution will be in demand as the government canvasses industry mandated device registries.
Back in Melbourne now, and Operations Director and born westie, Lexi, is particularly enjoying that Footscray is (literally) painted red, white and blue and very much looking forward to the game this Saturday.