AusMedtech - Medtech Success Stories
Medical devices and diagnostics companies in Australia are producing success after success. Featured here are just some of the recent exciting developmentsmade by AusBiotech members...
The Parkinson’s KinetiGraph System for the management of disease symptoms
A prototype micro-electro-mechanical wristband device incorporated into the Parkinson’s KinetiGraph (PKG ) System has been developed by Global Kinetics Corporation (GK C) along with researchers from the Florey Neuroscience Institute and Grey Innovation in Melbourne.
The device remotely records data about a patient’s movement and via proprietary algorithms, provides a report for the patient’s neurologist showing an objective measure of the presence and severity of bradykinesia and dyskinesia, the two key disabling symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Read more...in the case study produced by the Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research or see www.globalkineticscorporation.com
A 3D Bioprinter which prints human tissues
Organovo, a regenerative medicine company, used innovative tissue engineering science to develop the breakthrough NovoGen bioprinting technology, and partnered with Invetech to design, develop and manufacture this technology into the world’s first commercial 3D Bioprinter. Read more...in the case study produced by the Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.
Active total knee replacement
The Active Knee is a primary total knee replacement prosthesis, which is cementless, metal/polyethylene, cruciate retaining design originally and now in cemented and cementless variants as well as posterior cruciate sacrificing options.
As a consequence of its features, the ASDM Active Knee has an outstanding patient success rate. In a paper published in 2005 by the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (UK), which reviewed 1000 patients with up to 10 year outcomes, there were reported excellent patient functional results and an extremely low incidence of complications, with 99.14% ten year survival. ASDM considers this an industry-leading performance, especially given the relatively conservative (bone preserving) nature of the design. Read more...
The camera you can swallow
The invention of PillCam Capsule Endoscopy revolutionised patient care by empowering physicians to confidently visualise and detect abnormalities of the gastro intestinal tract. The device helps to reduce the number of procedures required for the physician to reach a diagnosis, while at the same time improving the standard of care and quality of life for patients. Read more...
Microstreak – Automating routine processes in microbiology testing
Developed by LBT Innovations, the MicroStreak technology automates the streaking of biological samples onto agar plates. The technology was incorporated into robotic instrumentation to automate a number of routine processes in the microbiology testing workflow. It is fast, saves time and is simple to use with easier, faster plate reading, ensuring high throughput with 180 plates per hour. Read more...in the case study produced by the Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.
An automated positive airway pressure device – increasing compliance to obstructive sleep apnea therapy
ResMed’s S9™ Series Automatic Positive Airway Pressure device introduces new benchmarks in blower size, noise reduction, improved usability and increased comfort, especially for travellers, with fully automatic climate control, using a DC-powered humidifier.
The simplified user interface design, with large colour display and easy-to-navigate menu structure, provides faster setup, easy-to-read patient feedback and again improved motivation/ compliance. Read more... in the case study produced by the Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.
A cuffless, compact vital signs monitor
Developed by UniQuest, the Lachesis’ VSM is an all-in-one wearable cuffless device that is as simple to place and wear as a Bluetooth headset. It has the potential to be the world’s first truly wearable, multi-functional, compact vital signs monitor. This new device is intended to bridge the gap between automated blood pressure monitors and blood pressure monitors that can be used when walking. Read more...in the case study produced by the Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.