The Society for Medical and Biological Engineering Victoria Inc
February 2019 Scientific Meeting
Pathways to Manufacture Implantable Medical Devices
Abstract: The Bionics Institute has a 35 year history of high-level research and has developed a commercial outlook via contract research. More recently the BI embarked on the design and development of implantable (Class III) medical devices and the associated manufacturing pathways.
In the medical devices world there has been substantial growth in the field of "Neuromodulation". This is an expensive business requiring relevant research skills, proof of concept, pre-clinical trials, device manufacture and clinical trials capability. Interested groups need to understand the regulatory compliance ecosystem including quality management systems, relevant international standards together with the complexities of manufacturing devices suitable for human implantation.
This creates an opportunity for the Bionics Institute to offer an advisory service to groups who are interested in commercializing their research in this field but may not have either the resources or experience to do so.
This seminar, "Pathways to Manufacture Implantable Medical Devices" will discuss how this can be achieved from our position in Australia.
Bio: Graeme has worked in the private, public and academic sectors. He has lectured in biomedical engineering, control systems, design and development; initially at RMIT then LaTrobe University and (p/t) at the University of Melbourne. He held various academic management positions. He has undertaken neuro-stimulation research at the Bionics Institute over the last 12 years including supervision of Masters and PhD students. Since retiring from LaTrobe University six years ago he has worked part-time for the Bionics Institute as well as Blamey-Saunders Hearing, managing the development of new projects. Research included Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI), Bionic vision (BI - BVA) and recently the Bionics Institute's minimally invasive implantable epilepsy monitor, Epi-Minder.
In 1996 Graeme and his brother established Yering Station Winery in the Yarra Valley and in 2005 Graeme purchased the Diamond Valley Vineyards brand in the Yarra Valley. Predominately a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producer the current releases are a fine collection of elegant, restrained and expressive cool-climate wines of quality.
Graeme will deliver a short expose on wine appreciation with some samples from his winery available to try.