Australia Maps Out Aggressive Device R&D Plan

May 29, 2017

The Australian government has unveiled an ambitious plan to boost the country’s ability to turn inventions into medical devices. 

The government is sinking billions of dollars to build up a stronger R&D infrastructure via a National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, which highlights areas of focus for medical devices, including data, characterization for technologies, advanced fabrication/manufacturing and therapeutic development.

As part of the initiative, the National Innovation and Science Agenda will establish a national high performance computing facility to build up modeling and simulation technologies to develop new medical technologies.

Next generation devices and products will include sensors for medical diagnosis and health monitoring, and implantable structures to address clinical challenges such as tissue regeneration, the roadmap says.

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