Be Part of the Surface Manufacturing-focused CRC Bid

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08 November 2023

Researchers, engineers, industry leaders in MedTech, defence, medical devices, biotech, pharmaceuticals, commercialisation professionals, start-ups, and investigators are invited to join a hybrid information session and learn about the launch of the Surface Manufacturing focused CRC Bid.

The University of South Australia is excited to announce the launch of a Surface Manufacturing-focused CRC Bid.

MTPConnect and UniSA will be co-hosting an information session (hybrid event) all about how you can be part of a bid to unlock the potential of collaborative research and innovation in Surface Manufacturing for the MedTech sector. This is a national opportunity.

The event  will be moderated by MTPConnect's Director Adelaide Intermediary Program Jo Close who was a co-founder of the Medical Device Partnering Program at Flinders University in 2009 with Professor Karen Reynolds and is a Former Non-Executive Director and Chair for Cure4 Cystic Fibrosis.

When: Tuesday, 21st November 2023, 12:00 - 1:30pm ACDT

Where: UniSA Enterprise Hub, Seminar Hall, 9 Light Square, Adelaide

Why register?

Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the bid proposal, featuring a dedicated discussion on the research initiatives envisaged for the MedTech industry. 

About the SM CRC Bid

A lot of equipment fails at the surface. This is especially so in extreme environments, where materials are pushed to their failure point. Developing know-how, products and processes that can improve the service life of components is vital to improving productivity. This can be achieved through enhancing the surface – through claddings, heat treatments, and coatings.

In the MedTech industry, the importance of surface engineering is of paramount importance. Medical devices and equipment frequently come into contact with human tissues, bodily fluids, or other medical substances. Ensuring that these interactions are safe, effective, and consistent is crucial.

What is Surface Engineering?
Surface engineering aids in making devices more biocompatible, reducing the risk of adverse reactions when they are implanted or introduced into the human body. Moreover, it enhances the durability and functionality of instruments, ensuring that they can withstand the demanding conditions of medical environments. Whether it's a hip implant designed to resist wear over decades, a surgical tool that needs a non-stick surface, or stents that require special coatings to promote healing and reduce inflammation, surface engineering plays a pivotal role in optimizing medical technology for better patient outcomes and operational efficiency.

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