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.
The Australian Innovation Awards: Health Winner
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
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
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