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Announced this morning by MTPConnect CEO Dr Dan Grant, the Medical Device Partnering Program is one of three key life sciences projects to have been awarded new funding.
The funding from MTPConnect, the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Industry Growth Centre, will enable the MDPP to continue our ambitious pledge to expand the MDPP nationally.
Professor Karen Reynolds, Director of the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) says her ambition has always been to create a national program.
“This new funding from MTPConnect will allow us to build on our successes in South Australia and pursue the expansion of the MDPP on a national scale," Professor Reynolds explained.
"The support will allow us to formalise partnerships, establish a comprehensive national capability directory and create extensive training materials, with the aim to commence operations of a national MDPP in 2019.”
South Australian start-up Prohab will launch its new rehabilitation device at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games this month.
The Prohab rehab device connects to standard resistance bands or cables, widely used in physiotherapy, to precisely measure the force applied to the band.
The data is then captured and sent to an app where it can be visualised instantaneously as well as tracked over time.
An Adelaide invention that communicates rehabilitation improvements in real time, helping patients stay on track with treatment, is ready for trial and primed for export.
The device is one of the latest projects to receive support from the State Government’s Medical Technologies Program, delivered through Flinders University’s innovative Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP).