We welcome you to join the 3DHEALS community to learn about new technology in Melbourne, Australia at the RMIT University!
How to find us: Building 55, Level 3 rooms 004/005 (Cardigan Street, Carlton).
6:00 – 6:30pm – Tour of AMP
6:30 – 7:00 – Registration and Networking
7:00 – 7:15 – Introduction to RMIT Initiatives by Dr. Ivan Cole
7:15 – 7:20 – Introduction to 3DHEALS Melbourne Community by Ms. Sarah Fink
7:20 – 7:30 – Dr. Jason Chuen (Austin Health)
7:30 – 7:35 – Q&A
7:35 – 7:45 – Dr. Paul D’Urso (AnatomicsRx)
7:45 – 7:50 – Q&A
7:50 – 8:00 – Mr. Neil Anderson (Oventus)
8:00 – 8:05 – Q&A
8:05 – 8:15 – Dr. Anita Quigley (BioFab)
8:15 – 8:20 – Q&A
8:20 – 9:00 – Panel Q&A, Networking, Wrap-up
3.00- 3.05 Intro and Welcome – Prof Ivan Cole and Prof Reza Hoseinnezhad
3.05 -3.15 -Industry-focused funding sources – Clare Russell
3.15 – 3.25 – Innovation Connections, Boost your Business – Quin Chang –
Followed by two case studies
3.25 to 3.40 CRC-P from the researcher’s viewpoint – Stefan Guilizia (CSIRO)
3.40 to 4.00 CRC-P from the industry viewpoint – Neil Anderson – Oventus
4.00 to 4.15 Innovation Vouchers -rule and case studies – Prof Reza Hoseinnezhad
4.15 to 4.30 – Questions
4.50 to 5.00 pm Networking /discussions
Dr. Paul D’Urso – Anatomics
Dr. Paul S D’Urso is a consultant neurosurgeon and the founder of Anatomics Pty. Ltd. Based in Melbourne Australia, Mr. D’Urso’s unique experience in surgery, research, clinical teaching, commercialization, and medico-legal opinion has made him an internationally recognized neurosurgeon, scientist, and innovator.
Mr. Paul S D’Urso is Australian born and educated. He graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School with honors in 1988. Mr. D’Urso completed neurosurgical training and invented the technology of BioModelling with groundbreaking Ph.D. research. Mr. D’Urso went on to found Anatomics one of the worlds most innovative medical device companies that exports life-changing prosthetics to over 40 countries.
Mr. D’Urso completed a fellowship at the Cambridge University Academic Neurosurgery unit and a clerkship at Harvard University. Mr. D’Urso has published and presented over 130 scientific papers and holds multiple international patents. He has won over 25 prestigious research awards and prizes.
Dr. Jason Chuen – Austin Health
Jason Chuen is Director of Vascular Surgery at Austin Health, and also heads The University of Melbourne Medical 3D Printing Laboratory, @3dMedLab. He completed his specialist training in 2007 and has held multiple governance roles including Victorian Chair of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, AMA Victorian State Councillor and President of the Australian Chinese Medical Association of Victoria. He has a passion for medical innovation and technology and maintains multiple active surgical research streams.
Dr. Neil Anderson – Oventus
An experienced company executive and biomaterial scientist, Neil Anderson started working with Dr. Chris Hart five years ago, to develop and commercialize the Oventus innovative range of products for the treatment of OSA and bring them to market. Neil has been responsible for managing the collaboration process with the CSIRO to develop a remotely-managed computer-aided detection (CAD) imaging and 3D printing manufacturing platform, as well as the R&D of its products, manufacturing transfer, patent portfolio, quality systems and regulatory clearances for the products to date. Here also manages the CRC-P for Personalised treatment of Sleep Apnoea – a $3 million Federal government initiative, which is a collaboration between Oventus, Medical Monitoring Solutions, CSIRO, NeuRA and Western Sydney University.
Neil has 33 years’ experience in commercializing medical devices and managing the process from conception to market release including applied research, developing prototypes and testing, product development, manufacturing, regulatory submissions and clinical trials. Prior to taking on the role with Oventus, Neil founded and held the role of the chief executive officer of CathRx for 10 years. In this role, Neil managed the process from the invention of the company’s technology to commercializing a range of products leading to sales in Europe. Neil has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) and a Diploma of Management and is a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Dr. Ivan Cole – RMIT University
Dr. Ivan Cole RMIT University Director, Advanced Manufacturing Enabling Capability Platform
Professor Ivan Cole’s leading role in shaping, planning and implementing innovative programs and strategies over his career has had a lasting impact in research and technology translation and SME competitiveness. Ivan Cole is a recognized world leader in the computational design of materials and the development of smart coating systems for metal protection. He also has complementary expertise in nano-sensing and nano-responsive materials.
Ivan played a key role in transforming CSIRO’s Division of Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE) and one of its predecessor Divisions, the CSIRO Division of Manufacturing and Materials Technology, from a division of wide and dispersed capability to one with a sharp focus on leading-edge materials science and manufacturing capability. For much of this transformation, Ivan was Deputy Chief of Division.
Ivan was the Program Director for High-Performance Metal Industries, where he revitalized and developed a common vision for the program on catalyzing the transformation of the Australian metal and components industry and inspired the program’s researchers to work collaboratively to reach this vision. Professor Cole has also personally lead and delivered international and national research projects in manufacturing and materials securing over $20M in research income throughout his career.
In his current role as Director of RMIT’s Advanced Manufacturing Enabling Capability Platform, he has been instrumental in preparing the strategy to drive RMIT’s Advanced Manufacturing engagement with industry and government, as well as positioning of capability clusters, and investment into technology development.
Dr. Anita Quigley – BioFab3D
Dr. Anita Quigley completed a Ph.D. at the Department of Medicine, Melbourne University with a focus on mitochondrial function in end-stage cardiomyopathies. She is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong as part of an ARC Centre of Excellence and an Honorary Fellow at the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne. She is currently located at the new flagship BioFab3D laboratories and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences located at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. Her current activities involve the use of human iPSC for modeling neurological disorders, the development of biomaterials for tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting, the delivery of stem and progenitor cells to neural and muscle tissues and the differentiation of iPSC and NSC to neural and muscle lineages. Her work involves multi-disciplinary liaison with collaborators from diverse fields including neuro and orthopedic surgery, textile fabrication technology, chemistry and material science (CSIRO, RMIT, Deakin, and UOW). She has co-supervised 15 Ph.D., AMS and Honours students through the University of Melbourne and the University of Wollongong. Dr. Quigley has over 70 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in molecular biology, medical and materials science journals.
Sarah Fink – 3DHEALS Melbourne, Community Manager
Sarah is a Design Engineer in a Melbourne-based medical device company, which specializes in 3D-printed and customized devices. She is also the co-founder of an early stage med tech startup. Sarah completed a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Engineering (Biomedical) at the University of Melbourne. She is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship as well as medical devices and the application of 3D printing in healthcare.
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