The Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) is an ideas incubator. We foster collaborations between researchers, industry, end-users and government and develop medical technologies with global market potential.

Led by Professor Karen Reynolds of Flinders University, the Program provides a mechanism to develop proof of concept, prototyping, clinical evaluation and commercialisation planning.

The MDPP currently administers the South Australian State Governments, Medical Technologies Program.

Our focus is on connecting ideas and our multidisciplinary approach allows clients to leverage the best expertise, perspectives and networks. Projects that go through the MDPP have a strong commercial focus and are in response to industry-driven problems. These include:

  • Developing new methods for traditional procedures including airway management and knee reconstructions
  • Achieving higher success rates in cardiac ablations and solid tumour removals
  • Preventing surgical hypothermia
  • Improving recently adopted minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Developing safer administration of drugs in emergency
  • Preventing heat stroke and dehydration

After 10 years of successful operations in South Australia, the MDPP is currently developing a national rollout of the program.
Our aim is to build on the current research and manufacturing capability across the nation and develop Australia’s position as a global leader in the growing medical devices market.

“MDPP is possibly the best model for fostering university-industry collaboration that I have encountered in an Australian University.”
Dr Steven Farrugia (Vice President, Technology) - ResMed Ltd