The Australian Innovation Awards: Health Winner

Enabled by scanning electron microscopy at the AMMRF at the University of Sydney

The winner in the health category was Prof. Marcela Bilek (shown left) and her colleagues, Profs David MacKenzie, Cristobal dos Remedios and Tony Weiss for their work on plasma-induced ion implantation to activate surfaces of medical devices. The treated surfaces readily bind the patient’s own proteins, cloaking the coated devices from the body’s defence systems and minimising rejection reactions. Alternatively, surfaces can be coated with other proteins and small molecules before implantation, to encourage specific biological responses.

Related Stories
26.10.2017
Microscopy for Medtech

MTPConnect helping us help medtech – Press Release

AMMRF Technical Voucher Fund receives funding from MTPConnect’s Project Fund Program Recognised as a big, bold idea to improve the productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity of Australia’s medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical ...

11.12.2015
Logo-Hazer

Hazer Group live on ASX

Hazer Group was established in 2010 from technology developed at UWA to produce clean hydrogen and high-grade synthetic graphite from natural gas and iron ore. Its development depended on AMMRF microscopy @ UWA. They have announced the successful ...

24.09.2015
burn victim

Fast-tracking elastin to market

Prof. Tony Weiss from the University of Sydney in conjunction with Elastagen Pty Ltd has been awarded a $1million Translation Award from the Wellcome Trust to fast track their elastin-based synthetic skin to clinical trials. They will refine and ...

MORE NEWS...