National Medical Devices Partnering Program


The National Medical devices Partnering Program (NMDPP) is set to establish the South Australian Flinders based Medical Device Partnering programme to a National Initiative.

The current MDPP is based from Flinders University for companies primarily based in South Australia, and has been funded by the South Australian State government. Medical device companies contribute a small fee in return for a team of University researchers to work on the device - either proof-of-concept, industrial design, or small clinical trial. The researchers benefit from working on a range of real-life products, and the companies benefit as their products are improved.

This project is to establish the programme with a national footprint, establish a steering group, evaluate the current offerings and determine a national roll-out and funding sources.

Consortium lead Flinders University
Consortium members CSIRO, STC Australia, Medical Technology Association of Australia
MTPConnect grant $150,000
Industry contribution $150,000
Project duration April 2017 - June 2018
Contact Professor Karen Reynolds, Flinders University, Karen.reynolds@flinders.edu.au